The Father Judy House relies on volunteers to be able to offer so many programs and services to the families that live at the shelter.
Below is a list of updated volunteer opportunities. However, if you have a specific talent not listed that you would like to share – please call (303) 866-7641 or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org). We also have a couple big projects available for large volunteer groups not listed.
Front Office Volunteers – (11/1/2013) Lately it has been really busy in the morning during the week – and we would like to find a few people who would be interested in manning the phones and other tasks in the front office for a couple of hours each week.
Move-Out Volunteers – We are looking for a group of volunteers to help us move donated furniture from homes in the community into thenew homes of our alumni. Very often, our families move from the shelter into a new apartment that has no furniture. And while many people call us to donate furniture, we really need help from a group that has access to a truck and the ability to lift and move furniture. This would be an excellent opportunity for a group like the Knights of Columbus…
Volunteer Lawyers – Here is a link that describes our need for legal help.
Childcare Support- We are looking for several volunteers who have energy and enthusiasm for children! We need one or two volunteers each on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, from 6:30-8:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for two friends or for a married couple!
Resource Runners- We are looking for someone to help alumni families receive food and other needed items by delivering donations on a weekly basis. Many families continue to face food insecurity even after acquiring stable housing, and as we provide food, they can use their resources toward other necessities.
Solidarity Volunteers - We are looking for dedicated volunteers to come spend time with our families on a regular basis. These volunteers would need to be flexible, compassionate and be prepared to sit and listen to the daily trials of single mothers who are working to move their families out of homelessness. Solidarity volunteers would likely make pancakes on Sunday mornings, play with children, help with homework, or just sit and listen to how their day went at school. If you are interested in this – please call for more details.
Reading Buddies- We are looking especially for high school students to come in after school and work with children one-on-one or in small groups on homework assignments and other learning goals.
Bi-Lingual Interpreters – We are looking for people to help us work with families who only speak Spanish.
Community Partners- A Community Partner will be partnered with a specific family who is moving out of FEJH and provide them another listening ear, especially during the stressful time of transitioning to a new place. Community Partners will continue to check in with their alumni family through phone and in-person visits, and will help deliver donated items from FEJH to the family (diapers, food, furniture, household goods, etc).
Dinner Volunteers (Loaves and Fishes)- Volunteers provide dinner each night to the Father Ed Judy House families. We have several monthly openings and several quarterly openings if your family or small group is interested in committing to this!
Link to our August Volunteer Communique: Volunteer communique August 2013a
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