As an organization that runs 24/7 with only three full-time and three part-time staff members we are incredibly fortunate to have dedicated, reliable volunteers. ECHO House is a 40-bed residence so there are always areas where we need help, sometimes desperately. Every year we log thousands of volunteer service hours within and outside of our main shelter. Our volunteers range from students earning service learning credits to retiree’s keeping busy and everyone in between who just want to do something great. If you have a little time and a desire to be of service we almost certainly have something going on that you’ll enjoy doing.
Project ECHO Thrift and Gift Shop
Volunteers are needed to staff our brand new store to help with sorting, stocking and general maintenance. If you can spare a few hours a month we’d love for you to spend that time with us. No experience necessary, you simply need to be willing to fulfill a weekly, biweekly or once-a-month commitment. Please call or email for more information. 410-535-0044 or ECHOdevelopment@comcast.net. Thrift Shop Volunteer Forms can be found here.
Shelter Monitor/Office Assistant
ECHO relies heavily on volunteers to keep the shelter running smoothly every day (and night) of the year. With only one ECHO staff member regularly on site, volunteers are needed to answer doors and phones, assist residents, and perform daily tasks around the shelter and in the office. The hours are flexible and we’re more than happy to work with your schedules. No experience necessary! Please call, email or stop by for more information.410-535-0044 ext. 3 or email@example.com. Shelter Volunteer Forms can be found here.
Individual community members, families, civic and ministry groups prepare or purchase meals for our residents nearly every day of the month. It’s a blessing for our homeless to know that they won’t have to go hungry. Our monthly meal provider calendar is as full as ever but we still have gaps that need to be filled. If you’re interested in providing a lunch, dinner, pantry items or even occasional party leftovers please contact us at: 410-535-0044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to join our Empty Bowl Supper Crew? How about the Turkey Trot Team? Maybe you’re interested in planning committees, event set-ups, advertising, sponsoring, sorting donations, or just any meaningful way to get involved and have fun, there’s volunteer opportunities available for all ages. Call or email for more information:410-535-0044, ECHOdevelopment@comcast.net.
Everyday volunteer opportunities
- Front desk receptionist
- Providing meals
- Teaching / training specific skills / mentoring
- Leading and assisting with current programs such as Small Groups
- Grounds keeping / gardening
- Sorting donated items
- Monitoring the shelter / assisting staff
- Thrift Shop volunteer staff
- Adopt a Room – Your organization or family can adopt a room or area of the shelter that needs updating with paint, curtains, flooring, etc.
For more information on how you can get involved: Call Lori or Teressa at 410-535-0044
Email Lori, ECHO’s Executive Director at email@example.com
Email Teressa, ECHO’s Development Director at ECHOdevelopment@comcast.net