Administrative Support: Computer data entry, preparing mail-outs, filing and file maintenance. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. Help write articles for newsletter.
Babysitting: Need individuals that enjoy kids to babysit shelter children for “group” house-meetings, parenting classes, helping our children’s counselor with groups, and other activities for our residents as a group where babysitting is needed so that our residents get the most out of offered classes. Every once in a while we need sitting during the day, but mostly these “group” activities will occur in the evening.
Special Programs: Implement special times for children in regards to reading, crafts, outdoor activities, possibly get theaters to offer special pricing for a group movie date, etc.
Client Interaction: Work directly with clients in a myriad of different ways. This includes such things as make-up makeovers, haircuts, massage, balancing a checkbook, etc.
Donation Pick-Up: Need someone to help Thrift Store and Facilities Managers with picking up furniture and large item donations on a regular basis. Pickup truck or trailer helpful but not necessary. Need someone that can lift over 50 pounds.
Fundraising: Help our fundraising committee organize and implement new and different fundraising ideas to generate more donations into the center, enabling us to continue to provide necessary services to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Plan, organize, and/or participate in special events such as annual golf tournament, art and wine auction, and your ideas!
Good Neighbor Thrift Store: Volunteers needed in the following areas – someone to help in the back offices with laundering and folding sheets, blankets, etc. and helping with gift baskets, donations where donor specifically designates item be given to clients and not sold in thift store.
Grant-writing: With today’s economy, it is more and more difficult to obtain grant funds for program operations. Volunteer needed to work with our staff grant-writer with research and writing of applications to possible grant funders.
Hotline/Admin. Desk: Duties include answering telephone and doorbell. Assist clients with vouchers for Thrift Store, emergency groceries, and miscellaneous requests. When comfortable, handle crisis calls concerning family and sexual violence (Script is provided). Help with special projects, such as folding and labeling newsletters.
Mechanical maintenance: Volunteer willing to perform vehicle maintenance and repair at no charge for labor. Also, general machinery repair and maintenance.
Pantry Duty: General cleanup and organization of items in our food pantry (outreach and shelter) and the garage. This ideally would be done at least once per week, as we continually move client possessions, as well as certain donations, food from food bank, Sexual assault “on call” supplies, and paper goods.
Public speaking / Fair booths: Need a volunteer that can familiarize themselves with our mission statement and nuts and bolts of the workings of our shelter. Handle speaking requests in the community and/or setting up and working different fairs and community functions to increase awareness of domestic and sexual violence and the far reaching effects it has on individuals and families.
Recruiting other volunteers: Ongoing need for new and better ways of recruiting volunteers to help in all areas of operations.
Run errands / shopping: Volunteer needed to help weekly with grocery shopping for residents, pick up other supplies as necessary, help clients get to and from doctor/dentist appointments, etc.
Shelter Maintenance: Need handy man/woman that is a “jack of all trades” and can help with small, general repairs and cleanup on a regular basis. Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and/or general carpentry would be most helpful.
Tutoring adults or children: Many of our clients need help in different areas, such as English, Spanish, Math, computer skills, preparation for the GED. Need someone willing to come in on an as needed basis to help clients in different areas.
Web Design: Need help designing and maintaining our current website.
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator @ 830-693-3656