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HelpĀ solve homelessness in our community one moment at a time
Volunteer Opportunities
Please fill our our Volunteer Interest Form or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 425-432-2119 x112, or peggyf@vinemapleplace.org

Ambassador - One of the most important short-term volunteer roles you can do is serve as an Ambassador on behalf of the families at VMP. An Ambassador shares their passion for the mission and the work of Vine Maple Place with their network of family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. To be an Ambassador you must attend a Vision of Hope tour and then invite 10 or more guests to a Vision of Hope tour that you personally host. If you are interested in this vital role, please contact Julia at juliap@vinemapleplace.org or 425-432-2119, ext 111.
 

SUMMER NEEDS:  New
KidZone Volunteers: KidZone is our summer program for children ages 0 to 12. There will be themed events with games and crafts in age appropriate groups. You can sign up for as many days that will fit with your summer schedule.  Must be 16 or older. Training to be provided
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am to 1:00pm (Starting June 26th through August 23rd)


Youth Meals for Summer Activities: With all the activities going on during the summer, we will have hungry kids! You can help fill their tummies and give them energy by signing up to bring in items like: Lunchables, Drinks, Snacks and Refreshing treats!  Click on this SignUpGenius site to provide for these needs.


Do you want to work directly with families?
These positions require some level of experience, and a placement screening will need to be scheduled. A background check will also be required (if over 18 years of age).

CHILD RESOURCE & CARE PROVIDERS (Minimum age is 16)

Do you have a passion for loving children who need care and comfort? Dedicated volunteers assist in providing trauma informed programs for children while their parent attends classes. Training is provided. Offered three times per week:

  • Tuesday mornings 10:00am-1:00pm -- Immediate need for this time
  • Thursday mornings 10:00am-1:00pm 
  • Thursday evenings 5:30pm-7:30pm -- 
If you are unable to commit each week, consider being placed on our "backup" list when volunteers are unable to come in.
 
Tutors - Generally Monday, Wednesday or Thursday Afternoons - One hour sessions each week
Many kids in our program are behind academically. Tutors help students gain confidence and improve in school. Typically for all grade levels and all subjects.

SolidKidz Program - Tuesday evenings at Real Life Church 5:30-7:45pm -- Volunteers needed for Toddler area
Tuesday nights are the highlight of the week for many of the kids. Volunteers help children learn key self-regulation and life skills through age appropriate, Biblically inspired activities, group games, artistic expression and quiet time. Training is provided.

 
ADULT EMPLOYMENT & FINANCIAL - Tuesday or Thursday mornings, 10am to 1pm; or Thursday 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Employment Coaches - Good with résumés and job interviews? Volunteers assist clients with job searching, providing feedback on résumés or cover letters and conducting mock interviews. Volunteer should be motivating, flexible, have excellent communication skills, moderate computer skills and enjoy working in small group settings. Tuesday and Thursday morning coaches needed.
 
Financial Coaches - Finance and Excel savvy? Volunteers train clients on how to build a budget and manage money.  The ideal volunteer in this role is comfortable teaching small groups (3-8 clients), or one-on-one. Standard curriculum and training are provided.  Coaches needed at Thursday evening class

Thursday Evening Set Up Coordinator - New    Our Thursday evening classes are in need of a volunteer who can help with computer set up, and hospitality prior to class time.  Thursdays, 4:45pm to 6:00pm 

 

Transportation Drivers 
Transportation can be a real challenge for the families. Adult drivers transport Moms and kids to and from classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, both daytime and evening on an as needed basis. (Background check + driving record check required)


ADMIN, PROJECT, MISCELLANEOUS VOLUNTEERING:
These positions are for those behind-the-scenes volunteers, or for those whose schedules require flexibility. In some cases, a full screening and background check will be required.  

Data Entry Volunteer -
New , Immediate Need
We are in need of a dedicated volunteer to enter accounting data in our database. This volunteer would need some database and MS Word experience, accounting experience desireable, and must have excellent attention to detail. Ideally, we would want this volunteer to come in once a week for 1-2 hours. If interested, please inquire and our database coordinator can give you more specifics.

Garden Enthusiasts! 
Families feel valued when they see well-tended grounds around Vine Maple Place. Volunteers with knowledge of maintaining plants and shrubs (pruning, dividing, etc.) are needed starting Early Spring to Late Fall; 2-3 hours per week. 


Admin / Office Projects & Mailings - On an as needed basis
Occassion help with front office work, special projects or mailings are needed. You can be put on a list to contact when these needs arise. 


Facilities Helper - New, Immediate Need
If you are more of a behind the scenes type of volunteer, good with tools, and are handy and strong, our Maintenance staff could use some extra hands to helpout occasionally with moving furnityre, to minor repairs around the facility, or just odd jobs that come up.  These activities take place mostly during weekdays.  


Warehouse Organizer - Critical Need for a Lead
Our community has been so generous in donating items for our families that we are bursting at the seams! If you are an organizer, then we could use your help in sorting and organizing these items so they'll be ready for the next family in need. Warehouse help is needed Wednesday mornings starting at 10:00am and scheduled on a weekly rotation.


Apartment Cleaners - On an as needed basis; generally scheduled on weekdays - Critical Need
When a family moves out, the cleaning team moves in to clean and set up the apartment so another homeless family can have a safe place to stay. Cleaning supplies are provided.


"DRIVES" - INDIVIDUALS OR GROUP SERVICE PROJECTS
For complete instructions and list of items needed, please contact Peggy at 425-432-2119 x112 or peggyf@vinemapleplace.org

Food Needs - A valuable service for the moms and kids is providing meals when they are attending classes. We have several days and times available this month for this important and caring support for our families. Food items must be store bought, or prepared in commercial kitchen. You can go to the SignUpGenius website to select the food items you are able to provide.


Welcome Baskets - These baskets are provided to families when they move in and include all the necessary cleaning and toiletry items, all placed in a laundry basket. 

Meals In A Bag - All the makings of a home cooked meal are provided in a bag with the recipe attached to the outside. These meals assist families in stretching their food budget as they work towards self-sufficiency.

Teen Care Kits - Often kids enter the program without any personal care items. The kits provide for their basic hygiene needs, all in a handy ziploc baggie.


Volunteer Info

Volunteering at Vine Maple Place helps solve homelessness in our community one moment at a time. We have a variety of opportunities available. Whether you are looking for a single opportunity, a once a month or on call commitment, or consistent weekly involvement, we'd love to meet with you to find your place with us. We encourage you to 
attend a Vision of Hope first to find out more information about us and to get an idea how your skills, interests and passions may fit best with us. See some of the ways you can help below. We look forward to hearing from you!