Please review the volunteer opportunities below. If any of these activities fit your skill set or interests you, please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form and e-mail to Fransena.Harmon@shelterinc.org or mail to P.O. Box 5368, Concord CA 94524.
You can create and lead a drive for needed items for homeless families. Such drives include: baby items, non-perishable food, toiletries, holiday gifts and bathroom starter kits. You can get your school, church, friends and local community involved by planning a drive that will provide the basic necessities for families struggling to get back on their feet.
CREATE A WELCOME HOME PACKAGE
Welcome a family into their new home by creating a welcome home package with new items they'll need for a room in their home. Example: Create a kitchen welcome package with towels, pots, pans, spices, dishes and cleaning supplies. For instructions on how to create a welcome home package for a bathroom, click here.
We receive many donations of household items and we always need help to sort and shelve all the items at our main office in Concord. This project is good for individuals, small and big groups.
HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Projects such as painting, landscaping, cleaning, and helping to furnish units for families are needed throughout the year.
GROUP MEAL PROJECTS
Create a menu for the week for the families at the Martinez Mountain View Emergency Family Shelter. Groups will provide, prepare and serve meals for approximately 30 people. If your group is interested, learn more or schedule your group by calling (925) 228-6920. Read the Meal Preparation at Mountain View Emergency Family Shelter handout for more details.
These types of projects are held on-site at our shelter locations or at various field trip locations. We plan events for the children who live at our sites to enrich their lives. The projects include: movie days, picnics, sports games, the park, arts and crafts days, museums and holiday parties. We need chaperones for the children to help share their experience.
Do you like office work? Need office experience while searching for a job? If you do, we have an immediate need for volunteers to help us on a few office projects. Set your own schedule throughout the work day, 8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday.