Please review the volunteer opportunities below. If any of these activities fit your skillset or interest you, please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form and e-mail it to Yareth.Rodriguez@shelterinc.org or mail it to P.O. Box 5368, Concord CA 94524.
At this time to curb the spread of COVID-19, volunteer projects are being done remotely and are limited when it comes to any volunteering within the shelters. This includes providing meal service at the shelters. Individuals and groups can hire restaurants or catering companies with a commercial license to cook and bring in/deliver meals to the shelters. To provide money or a catered meal at either the Mountain View Family Shelter in Martinez or SHELTER Solano, or to discuss other volunteer opportunities, please contact Yareth Rodriguez at Yareth.Rodriguez@ShelterInc.org.
You can create and lead a drive for needed items for homeless families. Such drives include baby items, gift cards for food, toiletries, holiday gifts, and bathroom starter kits. You can get your school, church, friends, and local community involved by planning a drive that will provide the basic necessities for families struggling to get back on their feet.
CREATE A WELCOME HOME PACKAGE
Welcome a family into their new home by creating a welcome package with new items they'll need for a room in their home. For example: create a kitchen welcome package with towels, pots, pans, spices, dishes, and cleaning supplies.
HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Projects such as painting, landscaping, cleaning, and helping to furnish units for families are needed throughout the year.
GROUP MEAL PROJECTS
Create a menu for the families at the Martinez Mountain View Family Shelter. Groups will provide, prepare, and serve meals for approximately 30 people. If your group is interested, learn more or schedule your group by calling (925) 228-6920. Read the Meal Preparation at Mountain View Emergency Family Shelter handout for more details.
These projects are held on-site at our shelter locations or various field trip locations. We plan events for the children who live at our sites to enrich their lives. The projects include movie days, picnics, sports games, going to the park, arts-and-crafts days, museums, and holiday parties. We need chaperones for the children to help share their experience.
Do you like office work? Need office experience while searching for a job? If so, we have an immediate need for volunteers to help us on a few office projects. Set your own schedule throughout the work day, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.