“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 follow is a list of Stewpot’s volunteer opportunities.
Give the Community Kitchen a deep cleaning.
Meals on Wheels
Several drivers (with cars) are needed to drive routes once a week. Each route takes approximately 45 minutes.
- Bag groceries for families
- Group to organize food storage
- Pick up much-needed donations
- Organize food drive in your neighborhood, organization, church, school
- 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
Billy 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
- Coordinate teamwork exercises
- Help sort, size, and hang up clothes
- Groups to organize and rearrange
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.)
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