Volunteer Opportunities

The Jesus Center is always looking for individuals, families and groups to come and volunteer. You are welcome to sign up for a weekly or monthly opportunity or take part in an event or one-time scheduled activity. We are grateful for our partnership with hundreds of individuals, businesses, schools and churches throughout the area. Our hope is to find a way for you to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Opportunities for individuals include:

Food Service: A team of 4-5 volunteers serve prepared meals to our clients. Meal times are Monday through Saturday Breakfast from 7:30am-8:30am and Monday through Friday and Dinner from 3:00pm-4:30pm; Saturday Dinner is from 2:30-3:30pm.

Neighborhood Ambassadors: Pairs walk the neighborhood during meal times, patrolling and acting as 'good-will ambassadors' to the immediate community that surrounds the Jesus Center. Shifts are Monday through Friday 7:30am - 8:30am and 3:00pm - 4:30pm, and Saturday 7:30 - 8:30am and 2:30 - 3:30pm.

Office Team: Duties include answering phones, data entry, greeting visitors.

Sabbath House: Support our staff in the shelter for women and children.

1-1-1: Mentor a client in partnership with a group of people for one year.

In-A-Pinch: An on-call position to help with special events, run errands, fill in for regular volunteers.

Special Skills: Bring us a skill and we'll put it to use - Haircuts, Chiropractic, Dentistry, Carpentry, etc.

Resource & Referral Center: Help clients with GED, ESL, literacy, housing & job applications, job training, interview skills, computer skills, money management, etc. Includes staffing the center, one-on-one work and group classes. Resource receptionist position is also available.
 
Free Store: Volunteers help in our free clothing store on the sales floor, greeting clients and sorting clothing.

Event Coordinators: Take the lead on our Holiday Meals, Food Drives, Blessing Bags, Knitting Project, etc.

Special Events: Help us staff our events. Tasks include set-up, clean-up, hospitality, etc.

Holiday Meals: Help create a memorable holiday experience by serving a special meal.

Opportunities for groups include:

If your family, business, or any small group want to get together to help, we can set up the following:

Work Days: We create a task list, you supply the man power. Tasks include cleaning, painting, working in the warehouse, yard work and other various tasks.

Interested?

Click here for an individual application,
Click here for a group application, or
Call Rich Young at 345-2640 or email him at rich@jesuscenter.org for more information.

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