“Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.” -Allen Klein

Stewpot has a dual mission to help those in need and also to provide opportunities for those who can to give back to their community. A majority of the work that gets done in our various ministries is actually performed by thousands of volunteers each year. To volunteer with either of the ministries listed below, please contact Tara Lindsey at 601-353-2759 ext. 28. Tara will be glad to match you with the ministry of your choice!

volunteer_iconCommunity Kitchen

Give the Community Kitchen a deep cleaning.

volunteer_iconMeals on Wheels

Several drivers (with cars) are needed to drive routes once a week. Each route takes approximately 45 minutes.

volunteer_iconFood Pantry

  • Bag groceries for families
  • Group to organize food storage
  • Pick up much-needed donations
  • Organize food drive in your neighborhood, organization, church, school

volunteer_iconMatt’s House Emergency Shelter for Women and Children

  • Provide child care while women are in group meeting or G.E.D. classes
  • Arts and Crafts Class
  • Donate tickets for cultural activities (i.e. New Stage, Museum, Symphony)
  • Host barbecue for 20-25 with kid’s games and activities
  • Help mothers with transportation to far places
  • House Assist staff on weekends
  • House Outing for the children
  • Women’s Night Out
  • Provide dinner
  • House Group meeting: Stress management, relaxation exercises, Alcoholics Anonymous, self esteem, educational talks
  • Landscape and maintain yards and play areas
  • Tutor for kids during school year

volunteer_iconBilly Brumfield House

  • Light breakfast for 45 men
  • Evening meal for 45 to 50 men
  • Housesit at shelter while residents go to Alcoholic Anonymous meeting
  • Virginia’s Playhouse
  • Help with Poetry Class
  • Help with Bingo and/or bring snacks and prizes
  • Coordinate and help with field trips (i.e. Museums, Theater, Movies)
  • Literacy tutors
  • Computer tutors

volunteer_iconClothing Closet

  • Coordinate teamwork exercises
  • Help sort, size, and hang up clothes
  • Groups to organize and rearrange

volunteer_iconComputer Lab

  • Tutor: Work with someone one-on-one. Teach them simple computer skills, how to navigate the Internet and how to use basic programs.
  • Teach someone how to write a resume or complete a job application online.

volunteer_iconChildren’s Program

  • Read books to our children once a week in the afternoons after school
  • Teach dance, art, or theater to a group of children
  • Donate tickets (or money) for a special event (movies, sports, museums, etc.)
  • Escort children on a field trip (movies, skating, museums, etc.) during Summer Camp
  • Help the children with their homework once a week. This requires about an hour in the afternoon after school
  • Help throw a holiday party (Halloween, Easter, Valentine’s Day)

volunteer_iconTeen’s Program

  • Invite a teen to shadow you at your job
  • Help the teens with their homework. This requires about an hour in the afternoon after school
  • Teach a teen to play tennis or golf.
  • Work with the older teenagers to fill out applications/write resumes.
  • Donate tickets for special events (ballet, sports games, museums, etc.)

volunteer_iconOpportunity Center

Currently in need of:

  • Blankets for winter
  • Tennis/running shoes
  • Toiletries (razors, toothbrushes, deoderant and socks especially)
  • Snack items: hot dogs, popcorn or oil for the popcorn machine
  • Sweet stuff-cookies, cereal bars, fruit
  • Groups to help paint & help with the spring garden
  • People to help volunteer with reading skills and literacy