Volunteer Opportunities //

East End Cooperative Ministry could not operate without the help of volunteers in every service and program we provide. Every day, we rely upon selfless volunteers who give their time, their energy, and their talents to help their neighbors. See below for more information on specific ways that you can help. Register to volunteer here. To schedule a volunteer service project or learn more, contact Tracy Hudson, Volunteer Coordinator. You must talk to Tracy before volunteering.

“In 2007, I was finishing my dissertation and in-between jobs. You gave me an opportunity to volunteer at the Food Pantry as an intake clerk. The contact with people sustained me while I was mostly homebound doing my writing… Thank you for giving me a place to share my skills and to belong.” ~ Lisa

RECEPTIONISTS are needed in the main office. EECM is building a corps of volunteers to help staff our main entrance to welcome guests and help them find their way around Community House.
HOME-DELIVERED MEALS Volunteers needed Monday through Friday, 9:45 AM to 12:30 PM Volunteers deliver meals in teams of two. Drivers must have access to a personal vehicle. Visitors deliver meals and visit with clients- no car necessary.

FOOD PANTRY Volunteers needed Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 11:30 AM and 1:00 to 3:30 PM Volunteer duties include sorting food donations, greeting clients, interviewing clients, and helping to distribute food.

COMMUNITY KITCHEN Volunteers needed Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM Volunteers assist in the preparation of mid-day meals and also help serve and clean up after the meal.

Please note that all volunteers in EECM’s Children & Youth programs must have Act 33 and 34 clearances, or be eligible to get them. Some programs also require a criminal background check.

EXTRAORDINARY TUTORING Tutors are need Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 7:30 PM. Time commitment is one hour per week. Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with students in grades K-12 to help them achieve academic success. Sign up by filling out the form here.

HOMEWORK HELPERS Volunteers needed Monday through Friday, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Time commitment is one hour per week. Adult volunteers (ages 18 and up) provide individualized academic assistance in literacy and math to students participating in EECM’s after-school programs. Volunteers will work one-on-one with students within the context of a larger group setting under the direction on an EECM staff member.

HOOP-IT-UP TOURNAMENT Referees and general volunteers are needed for basketball clinics and the Tournament. Clinics meet on four Saturdays in April and May. The Tournament is the culmination of the event.

TAKE OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS TO WORK DAY Professional volunteers are needed the first Thursday in May to provide a one-day career mentoring experience for middle and high school students. Students spend the day shadowing their mentor at work.

GOLF MENTORS This program is run in partnership with The First Tee of Pittsburgh. Volunteers needed two evenings a month. Tentative schedule is every other Tuesday or Wednesday from 5:15 to 7:00 PM. Golf Mentoring pairs middle school students with positive adult mentors. Relationships are built through learning the game of gold and sharing meals together. No golf experience necessary.

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS Volunteers needed 7 days a week Families and small groups are needed to prepare and serve breakfast and dinner for approximately 35 people. Dinners are 7-8 every night. Breakfast is at 7 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and 7:30 on Monday-Thursday.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS CENTER We are seeking at least one volunteer to oversee the Community Connections Center during it’s hours of operation. This volunteer would help to plan and schedule activities in the center and assist clients in using the computers to write resumes, search for housing or employment, and find other resources.

ADULT EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS Volunteers are needed to mentor participants in the employment program, conduct resume and job interview workshops, tutor adults in math and reading, and teach computer skills.

From preparing and serving meals, to special events, to one-time service projects, there are many group volunteer opportunities at EECM. We are happy to work with your group to find an opportunity that is appropriate to your needs, working with the size of the group and the length of time that you are available. Sign up your group.

 

“Tutoring has been an awesome experience for me. Being able to help my student reach the point where he can read books with me has been mind boggling.” ~Sally L, EECM Volunteer Tutor