Looking for a way to help out? Thanks for considering volunteering at Ministry with Community (MwC). For any questions or to schedule a tour, contact Megan Stull, Volunteer and Operations Coordinator at 343-6073 ext. 134 or volunteers@ministrywithcommunity.org.

At MwC, we’re able to serve more people without dramatically increasing our budget by encouraging our members and community friends to volunteer. All volunteers at MwC must be able to interact with others with compassion, flexibility, and sensitivity. Volunteers must also have the ability to serve adults experiencing homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and/or substance abuse.

All volunteer jobs require a personal interview  Volunteer and Operations Coordinator as well as basic training. Volunteers younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Current Volunteer Needs Position Descriptions Below:

Stock Room Organizer: Volunteering in the stock room is perfect for an individual who enjoys organizing and sorting, and doesn't mind working alone. Volunteers sort and stock hygiene items that are provided to members at the service desk, and keep track of inventory for monthly ordering. Ideally, stock room volunteers are able to commit to volunteering 1-2 hours twice weekly. 

Art Activities Leader: If you have a passion for art and sharing it with others, this is the perfect place for you! Art leaders will provide guidance and creativity in overseeing 1-2 hours sessions for members to engage in an arts/humanities activity. This position allows for volunteers to be creative through proposing project ideas such as, drawing, writing, movement, reading, vision boards, paper crafts... you name it! Volunteers may bring materials or use materials provided by MwC. The schedule for this position is very flexible. Volunteers will work with Member Service's staff to schedule and plan. 

Activity Leader: Activity volunteers put the fun and games into MwC! Activity volunteers help provide members with fun, entertaining or educational activities. This opportunity is a great way to share your talents, skills and interests with our members. Some examples of activity opportunities include bingo, holiday parties, board games, arts & crafts, etc. Volunteers will collaborate with the MwC staff to create and plan activities for our members. We ask that volunteers provide supplies & prizes unless other arrangements are made. 

Barber/Beautician: Licensed volunteers can provide cuts and styles in our barber shop. These services are offered to all of our members. The volunteer may use their own products; however, some products will be provided.  Volunteers who would like to work in our barber shop must be licensed and have experience in hair-styling and be willing and able to cut hair of all genders and ethnicity. 

Computer Lab Assistant: The Computer Lab Volunteer works with our members 1-on-1 to access job and housing resources, work on resumes, follow up on leads, etc. This position is crucial to helping our members improve themselves both personally and professional. Volunteers in this position must possess basic knowledge of computers, the internet, and Microsoft Office. Computer Lab Volunteers are asked to work at least one 2 hour shift weekly. Weekday shifts from 8am-5pm are available. 

Service Desk: The Service Desk is considered our “front-lines.” As a direct service provider, the front desk is the main location that provides access to all of our services to our members. Volunteers greet members and guests, answer questions regarding our services, monitor laundry/shower lists and distribute mail & personal care items. This position is great for volunteers looking for interaction with others and for providing services to people. Volunteers are scheduled for weekly recurring shifts and are able to build deep and meaningful relationships with those we serve.

Gleaning Volunteers: Gleaners are volunteers that pick up food donations from local restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores and bring them to Ministry with Community. Volunteers must provide their own transportation for food donation pick-ups. This position is perfect for someone with a busy schedule who is unable to serve onsite at MwC but is still looking to give back to their community. Gleaners are able to set their schedule based upon the donations available and the availability on the gleaning calendar. To access the gleaning calendar, contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Phone Room Volunteers: The Phone Room Volunteer helps support the front desk staff/volunteers by directing phone calls to the correct extension/person. Unlike the front desk position the Phone Room Volunteer will have their own room to take calls in. It requires less interaction with our members and more interaction with community members on the phone. Hours are flexible. 

Piano Player/Musician: Musicians are needed to help provide entertain our members during meal service. Musicians are expected to play for the entire hour. A piano is provided by Ministry with Community. We ask that musicians bring their own sheet music. Other types of musicians are welcome to play during our meal services as long as they can provide their own instruments and sheet music. 

Library: We have a wonderful selection of donated books here at MwC we want to get into the hands of our members. Volunteers who sign up for library simply roll out our book shelf cart into the member’s commons area. The volunteer will have a notebook where they simple fill in the sheets inside with the name of the book, date it is given out and member’s name. 

Silverware Roller:This opportunity is great for volunteers who are interested in a regular weekly schedule and wanting a calm, introspective, low volume job. The volunteer will help the kitchen staff prepare up to 300 sets of rolled silverware for distribution during lunch. Volunteers shifts are Sunday-Saturday from 9:30 AM -11:30 AM.  

Lunchtime Silverware Coordinator/Dryer: This opportunity is great for volunteers who are interested in a regular weekly schedule, appreciate cleanliness, and understand the importance of safe food handling. This position is extremely helpful to our Kitchen Staff as they prepare and serve up to 300 meals to those in need. Volunteers will help to ensure that all silverware is properly cleaned as it comes through the dishwasher and setting it to safely dry and store for the following day or to re-roll silverware for meals if rolled silverware runs low. Volunteers shifts are Sunday-Saturday from 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM