Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to the work we do. There are many different ways to get involved, and we’d love to hear from you!

4 ways to volunteer

volunteer groups

We have great opportunities to volunteer and learn about the homeless situation in our community with your friends or coworkers.

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regular volunteering

Become a regular volunteer one or more times a week to lead groups, clean or work in the office.

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be an event planner

Parties and fundraisers are crucial to any non-profit, so if you have a gift for event planning, we would love to have you aboard!

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volunteer your skills

We are always looking for individuals to donate their professional skills to The Center, whether it’s plumbing, photography or anything in between!

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Organize a Volunteer Group

We have great opportunities to volunteer and learn about the homeless situation in our community with your friends or coworkers.  Your team will do a mix of volunteering with our participants, assisting with projects around the building, and participate a discussion panel / Q&A time with a small group of our participants over lunch.

  • 8:00-8:30 – Orientation
  • 8:30-9:00 – Kitchen prep
  • 9:00-10:00 – Coffee Hour
  • 10:00-10:30 – Clean-up
  • 10:30-12:00 – Cleaning project / lunch prep
  • 12:00-1:00 – Lunch discussion panel with participants
  • 1:00-1:30 – Debrief

Become a Regular Volunteer

Regular volunteers commit to serving at The Center 1+ days a week in the capacity of participating in or leading groups, attending coffee hour, cleaning, or assisting with office work. Weekly shifts range from 1.5-8 hours per shift.

As an example one of our regular volunteers, Tim, leads a group called “Timspirations” in which he shows an array of inspiration videos from across the web. He then leads the group in a discussion on their reflections and anecdotes about the clips.

Be an Event Planner

Parties and fundraisers are crucial to any non-profit.  Are you great with colors or centerpieces? Do you have a brilliant idea for the invitation or people to add to the guest list?  If so, WE WANT YOU!

Volunteer Your Skills

We are always looking for individuals to donate their professional skills to The Center.  Below is a (non-exhaustive) list of some skills that we are looking for currently.

  • Hair stylist – weekly provide haircuts and beard trimmings
  • Plumber – provide as-needed help when plumbing problems arise
  • Foot care – weekly or monthly foot care service
  • Photographer / Filmmaker – capture our activities and help tell our story
  • IT Person – get all computers cleaned / up and running
  • Mechanic – assist participants with car problems
  • Lawyer – assist with array of legal issues for clients
  • Accounting / Bookkeeping – weekly manages books and cuts checks
  • Cook / Restaurant owners donate meals and lead cooking demos
  • PR – assist in creating and publishing press releases
  • Musicians  lead music group
  • Dentist – emergency treatments of uninsured
  • Optometrist – provide free glasses
  • Doctor – see our healthcare-resistant participants on-site at The Center 
  • Data entry individuals – assist with entry of CES assessments
  • Gardeners – water garden and assist with edible garden project

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