Be a Volunteer Tutor
We need tutors in basic reading, writing and math to work with students in our Career Track Learning Program. On-staff teachers will orient and assist, provide curriculum and answer any questions. Involves a 10 week commitment of the same hour each week (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm).
How to get started: Contact Jason Dexter, our Learning Program Director, at (215) 438-3094 x 108, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Help out in our Thrift Shop
Spend a few hours working side by side with men in the New Life Program. We are always in need of individuals or small groups to help us process donations of used clothing and other items for our stores in our sorting room in Germantown at 101 E. Chelten Avenue.
How to get started: To arrange to come as an individual, call Heather at (215) 438-3094. ext. 103. To schedule your group, please call Bob Emberger at (215) 438-3094, ext. 102.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Ideas for volunteer groups can include some of the following. For more information and to schedule a project, please call Bob Emberger at (215) 438-3094, ext. 102.
- Make homemade holiday or seasonal decorations and hang them up in our dining hall and chapel (for Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, summer, or Thanksgiving). This is a great project for groups with small children – you can make the decorations at home and bring them to hang up at the Mission (this is what the kids in the video above are doing).
- Make homemade snacks like cookies, brownies or cupcakes at home and schedule to drop them off at the Mission as a special treat for the men. Some families schedule to join us for dinner and the children serve the homemade desserts they brought.
- For older, more skilled groups, inquire about facility painting projects – with 55 men living, sleeping and working here every day, we’re always in need of a fresh coat of paint somewhere!
- Have another idea? Call Executive Director Heather Rice at (215) 438-3094 x 103 to discuss how you can help us share God’s love with the homeless men who come to the Mission for help.