How To Help
Volunteering helps your community. It's fun, makes you feel good, makes you healthy in mind and body, and builds friendships. We rely on our wonderful volunteers for the daily operation of our agency. Did you know that the Care Service was 100% volunteer run from 1981 to 2004? In 2004, the first paid staff member was hired. Today, we have 24 paid staff members and approximately 120 volunteer staff members who take on weekly responsibilites. Additionally, hundreds more volunteers help us with services such as facilitating our Adopt-A-Family weekend in December, putting on fundraising events, holding drives, helping with facilities projects, and advocating for our clients. There are so many ways to help and we are blessed to be supported by the community with more than 100,000 volunteer hours each year.
Here are some examples of weekly positions filled by volunteers:
Intake Workers work one day a week from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Caseworkers interview and certify recipients as well as enter client information into the computer. They advocate for our clients by working with partnering agencies, organizations and churches. Training provided. No experience is necessary, but familiarity with computers is desired.
Pantry Drivers make food pickups at grocery stores, load and unload trucks and help with sorting.
Pantry Workers sort, prepare food packages and help with distribution to clients on Pantry night.
Information Systems Volunteers assist our systems staff with maintaining computer hardware and software and troubleshooting issues.
Facilities Volunteers help maintain our facility and keep it looking its best. Some duties might involve moving furniture, setting up tables and chairs for meetings, vacuuming, yard work, HVAC maintenance and minor repairs.
Data Entry, Clerical, and Phone Work Volunteers help in the areas of in Programs, Development, Information Systems, and Administration.
Other Ideas and Opportunities to Help...
Hold a drive in your neighborhood or at your office. Be creative and have fun with it. You canHold a drive in your neighborhood or at your office. Be creative and have fun with it. You can even get the kids involved with a lemonade stand or gift collection. One creative idea for a drive could be, "TP the Pantry", where toilet paper and personal hygiene items are donated and collected. Creative names draw more attention to the drive, and make the whole experience more fun for everyone involved.
Drives and fundraisers are meant to help provide those with limited resources with the tangible items they need. Some of these items include: certificates for kids' shoes, gas cards, and even school supplies. By providing these basic need items, families can then use their scarce resources on things such as utilities, transportation and medicine.
To learn more about what you can do to make an impact, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (636) 441-1302, ext. 263.
It takes a lot of help to fill the gaps when those in crisis are trying to get back on the path to sustainability. Just think about all the details and resources they don’t have access to.
Before Joe goes for that job interview, he really needs to get a haircut to look his best. Little Susie is now enrolled in school, but she needs glasses to see better and Timmy has a tooth that needs to get examined. If these health-related issues are left unattended, they only worsen or create additional problems. In-kind donations of professional services make a huge difference to a child or family member with little resources.
If you would like to make an impact by providing your professional time for services such as haircuts, dental exams/dental work, eye exams/eye glasses, car repairs, or oil changes, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
It is great for kids to learn new skills, build confidence and increase their social network. After school programs improve a child's chances to break the chain of poverty. Scholarships and sponsors to help kids get involved in after school or summer programs are always welcome! Ideas: dance classes, sports activities, music lessons, art classes, summer camp.
For more information about how you can make an impact in the life of a vulnerable child, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facility projects require physical labor, tools and, in some cases, experience. Some projects are ideal for small business owners who perform these services regularly. Ideas: general grounds clean-up, lawn care, snow removal, special construction or maintenance projects, painting, window cleaning, tree trimming, ceiling tile replacement, carpet cleaning
For more information, email us at email@example.com and we will put you in touch with the staff person who can best assist you in making an impact through service.
Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or disability, or other categories protected by federal, state, or local laws.