Volunteer

At Bethesda House, our volunteers are like family. We value your time, talent and dedication to serving those who have fallen beneath the cracks of society. Your helping hands at our agency bring the most vulnerable back into the light.

Ways to Help

Our daily operations offer service opportunities in the following areas:

Clothing Room

  • Intake and document daily clothing donations
  • Sort clothing to determine items viable for re-use
  • Prepare room for guests
  • Interact with guests to help them with wardrobe choices

Community Meal

  • Meals served Monday – Friday 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Prepare and cook food
  • Serve meal
  • Help with clean-up
  • Morning or afternoon hours available

Food Pantry

  • Intake donations
  • Organize pantry
  • Assist guests as they shop, provide nutritional information
  • Main Location at 834 State Street hours: 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays of each month; 9 AM – 11:30 AM and 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Yates Village Location hours: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursdays every month; 9 AM – 11 AM

Hospitality Center

  • Open 8 AM – 4 PM Monday – Friday
  • Sign guests in
  • Help serve coffee
  • Socialize with guests
  • Help make phone calls
  • Lead arts and crafts group
  • Share your talents and learn more about our guests!

Education

Have a passion for healthy living? Volunteer for our on-going nutrition program

    • Teach guests value of healthy eating
    • Host cooking classes
    • Design healthy meal plan samples
    • Teach meal planning and budgeting skills

Are you a tutor or love to facilitate learning and growth? Our literacy program seeks your talent!

  • Help participants prepare for GED test
  • Use educational software to meet each participant at their own level
  • Provide support and guidance through job search process

The opportunities don’t stop there! Outside of our daily operations, groups and individuals can:

  • “Adopt” residents and families during the holidays
  • Host a collection drive (food, banks, clothing, linens, hygiene)
  • Plant and tend our gardens
  • Perform at our holiday meals
  • Invite us to speak to your group, congregation, worksite or organization
  • Share any of your talent and ideas for service!

Ready to get started? Fill out our Volunteer Application form and our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out with next steps.

Volunteer Application form »