Thank you for wanting to make a longer-term commitment to Cornerstones! Below are some examples of the on-going volunteer needs we have. To get started volunteering with us for an opportunity like the ones below, please register for our Volunteer Orientation class HERE.
Have a question? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 571-323-1383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lead a science experiment, sports event or educational activity; share your knowledge and talents with children or adults. Design and conduct a program with guidance from our staff that meets our clients’ life skills needs or just adds some enjoyment to their day.
Who: Adults and teens When: Throughout the year
Share your culinary skills with the residents of the Embry Rucker Community Shelter or families participating in our Supportive Housing program. Purchase food, and prepare and deliver bagged meals or a prepared meal using guidelines that we provide. NOTE: Volunteer Orientation is NOT required for this opportunity.
Supervise children while their parents participate in educational workshops and other important activities.
Volunteers play with children using resources/materials provided by the program or the volunteers. Volunteers commit to participating “on call” for varying program needs.
Who: Adults and youth at least 16 years old When: Weekday evenings, throughout the year
Learn about homelessness first hand while performing an invaluable service. Assist with a wide variety of tasks; interact with shelter residents, staff and the public at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the shelter function smoothly. Weekday Volunteers commit to participating on a weekly basis for at least 6 months, and Weekend Volunteers commit to participating 2 times a month for at least 6 months.
Who: Adults When: Week day and weekend, day time & evening hours, throughout the year.
Bridge the communication divide between our community and the services they need. Volunteers with fluent Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Amharic speaking and writing abilities are needed for a variety of assignments. All volunteers should also be fluent English speakers and writers. Volunteers commit to participating ‘on call’ for varying program needs.
Who: Adults When: Throughout the year
Every day of the year, the Embry Rucker Community Shelter serves 200 meal a day to shelter clients. Help prepare and serve a meal while bring a smile to our client’s faces. Learn about homelessness first hand. Volunteers commit to participating on a weekly basis for at least 6 months.
Who: Adults When: Weekday days & evenings throughout the year
Make a profound and lasting difference in someone’s life! Assist an adult, youth or an entire family to achieve their educational, professional and personal goals. In addition, provide general encouragement and friendship. Mentors commit to participating at least six hours per month for at least one year.
Who: Adults When: Throughout the year
Ensure that our clients celebrate the holidays and other important occasions. Programs vary throughout the year, including Back to School (August), Thanksgiving Food (November), and Adopt a Family (December). Opportunities are available to plan and lead collection sites, organize and distribute items!
Who: Adults, youth and children When: Varies depending on the event
Make learning engaging and fun! Work individually and in small groups with children and youth on their homework to reinforce academic subjects that they are struggling in and bring out their individual strengths. Volunteers commit to participating on a weekly basis for the duration of the current school year.
Who: Adults and youth at least 16 years old When: Weekday afternoons & evenings, September – May