Volunteer

Sylvia’s Place is looking for people who want to give back to their communities. Being a home-like environment, there are many opportunities at Sylvia’s Place for those willing to be a part of helping women and children gain back their confidence and independence as well as contributing to efficient program operations.  We welcome your call or email for more information on how you can help.

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Volunteer support is welcomed and needed in the following areas:

Childcare

  • To be available to supervise children during facility programs, when mothers are working on case management needs, health and medical appointments and additional times as needed.
  • Make arts and crafts, read stories, play games, watch educational videos, go on field trips
  • Tutoring

Library Attendant

  • Organize and dust library books
  • Check out books to residents and shelve returned books
  • Storytime with kids

Resident Education/Life Skills

  • Helping residents build skills necessary for independent living (Budget Planning, Housing Search, Creating a Resume, Organization, etc)
  • Instructional programs (cooking, housekeeping tips, parenting guides, creative arts, etc)

Transportation

  • Transport residents to mandatory appointments
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Medical and mental health appointments
  • Emergency transportation

Office/Clerical

  • Answer and respond to phone calls
  • Update and develop documents for staff
  • Data entry, shredding, filing, copying, etc.

Marketing/Social Media

  • Update social media with news posts, events, holiday notices, etc.
  • Help develop, distribute, and update promotional materials such as brochures, posters, etc.
  • Assist with organization and execution of marketing events

Special Events/Fundraising

  • Assist with planning and management of fundraising events
  • Assist with event set-up or clean-up
  • Help develop and coordinate distribution of fundraising materials
  • Help secure in-kind donations for raffles or auctions

Shelter Maintenance

  • Painting
  • Minor Repairs
  • Cleaning
  • Organization
  • Yard Work/Gardening
  • Donation Organization

Cleaning/Organizing

  • Organize and sanitize items in toy room
  • Dust and organize books in library
  • Wash windows, walls, doors, and doorknobs
  • Remove trash

Adopt a Family (October – January)

  • Contacting donors and pairing with families
  • Wrapping gifts and delivering them to families
  • Donation organization and inventory

Whatever your skills and talents are, we are always looking for helpful hands.  Even if you have an interest outside of what is listed here that you would be willing to share with our agency and those we are honored to serve, please contact us.  To apply to work with us as a volunteer, fill out the application below. We are excited to hear from you!

Volunteer Application

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  • Office/Clerical
  • Child Care/Children's Activities
  • Library
  • Marketing/Social Media
  • Cleaning/Organizing
  • Transportation
  • Special Events/Fundraising
  • Maintenance/Yard Work
  • Education/Life Skills
  • Adopt a Family
  • Internship
  • Graphic Design/Multimedia
  • Other
  • Experience with children
  • Creative/Artistic
  • Experience with computers
  • Organizational
  • Networking
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning
  • Experience with programming
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing/Editing
  • Research
  • Interpersonal Skills
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