VOLUNTEERING at St. Vincent de Paul is all about YOU!
AS A SVdP VOLUNTEER, YOU MAKE CHOICES THAT WORK FOR YOU! YOU choose what area in which you would like to volunteer. YOU choose what day or days you would like to volunteers. Based on our operational schedule, YOU choose the hours you would like to volunteer. The campus is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Volunteer a little or a lot. Mornings, afternoons, or both. The choice is YOURS!
DON’T WORRY, SVdP HAS THE RIGHT VOLUNTEER FIT FOR YOU! Once YOU have selected an area in which to volunteer, you will be trained. If your first choice does not suit, YOU select another! The volunteer opportunities are as varied as the volunteers themselves are. The choice is YOURS!
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! BECOME A SVdP VOLUNTEER TODAY!
For more information, call Volunteer Coordinator at 734-439-9188, Ext: 305.
We will look forward to meeting YOU and welcoming YOU to the SVdP family!
SVdP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:
ASSISTANCE / INTERVIEWER SERVICES: Do YOU pride yourself on being compassionate and kind? If so, you are needed to help provide direct aid to needy clients through SVdP Assistance Services. Daily, interviewers, in pairs, assist clients that are seeking clothing, furniture, and more. Computer and record keeping skills are a plus but not necessary. A caring heart however, is a must!
ELECTRICAL SHOP: Do YOU like the challenge of fixing things that are broken? If so, the SVdP Electrical Shop is calling your name! All electrical items are tested before being placed on the shelf for sale. If you have the ability to test and/or fix electrical items, you would enjoy volunteering in the electrical shop
FOOD PANTRY: Does a slow and steady pace suit YOU? If so, the routine of the SVdP Food Pantry may be for you! Each day, emergency food is distributed to those in need. Volunteers are needed weekdays from noon until 3:00 pm to organize shelves, stock donations, maintain refrigerators and freezers, and distribute food.
FOOD RECOVERY: Are YOU a morning person? If you are early to rise, volunteering for food recovery is for you! Each morning a volunteer pick-up donated food from local grocery stores, churches, restaurants, and retail establishments. A Food Recovery volunteer uses his/her vehicle to pick-up and deliver the items to SVdP. The time commitment is approximately one hour.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE HELPERS: Are YOU handy with a hammer or pipe wrench? If you enjoy fixing things, General Maintenance Helper is for you! Basic skills in carpentry or electrical or painting or plumbing are often needed. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for Mr., Mrs., or Ms. Fixit!
GOOD SAMARITAN QUILTERS / HANDFUL OF MERCY: Do YOU have a love sewing colorful fabrics? If so, Monday is your day to volunteer. In the morning, Good Samaritan Quilters make lap quilts for hospitalized children. In the afternoons, Handful of Mercy sew cloth crosses that are distributed to local nursing homes. The fellowship that the groups share is an added bonus.
HOME VISITATION: Do YOU like to be on the front lines doing charity where it is needed most? If so, please consider dedicating your time as a SVdP Home Visitor. After the intake interview, clients requesting furniture and other household items are visited in their homes to see if anything else is needed. You will not be alone as home visits are conducted in pairs. Consider this volunteer opportunity and follow in the steps of St. Vincent de Paul himself.
ONLINE SALES: Do YOU like to sell things online? If so, your skills are needed! Often SVdP receives donations that have value. The charity that SVdP can provide to the needy is dependent on sales. Antiques, sports memorabilia, vintage items and like often have a unique value beyond a thrift store. Help SVdP help those in need by volunteering to oversee online sales.
RECYCLING: Do YOU like to get your hands dirty and dismantle things? If so, the SVdP Recycling Center is for YOU! The name says it all. In our Recycling Center, merchandise that is not saleable is disassembled in order to salvage anything of value. Someone with good manual dexterity and patience might enjoy this volunteer opportunity.
TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION: Do YOU like computers? If computers and other electronic devices are your friends, you may be perfect for this one-on-one volunteer position. Many people do not know how to use a computer, cell phone or tablet but would love to learn how. If you would like to share your technology skills then consider this volunteer opportunity.
THRIFT STORE: Do YOU enjoy a fast paced, busy environment? If so, the hustle and bustle of the SVdP Thrift Store might just be the volunteer opportunity for YOU! Volunteers are always needed to sort donations, price hard goods, hang clothing, merchandise items, and much, much more. Cashiers and baggers needed too!
VINTAGE VINNY’S SEASONAL GIFT SHOP and ANTIQUE ALLEY: Do YOU love to decorate for the holidays? Does finding the perfect antique make YOU happy? If so, the Vintage Vinny’s Antiques and Seasonal Gift Shop may be right up your alley! The shop is busy and the merchandise sells quickly. Displays are always changing. If you have a flare for decorating and an eye for details volunteering in the antique and gift shop would be a perfect fit for you.