As an organization that runs 24/7 with only four full-time and three part-time staff members we are incredibly grateful to our team of dedicated volunteers. ECHO House is a 40-bed residence which means there are always areas where we need help, sometimes desperately. Every year we log tens of thousands of volunteer service hours within and outside of our main shelter. Our volunteers range from high school students to retiree’s and everyone in between. If you have a little time, a big heart, and a desire to be of service, we almost certainly have something going on that you’ll enjoy doing.
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 you give can be based around your schedule and there's no experience necessary. Please call or email Lori for more information. 410-535-0044 ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECHO’s thrift shop is currently only open to the public three days a week, but volunteer opportunities are available everyday. There’s no experience necessary and schedules are flexible. Most volunteers started out as shoppers, so stop by, check us out, and feel free to introduce yourself. We can’t wait to meet you! For more information, email Teressa at ECHOthrift@comcast.net or call the store: 443-975-7376.
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 occasional slots 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 email@example.com.
Want to join our Empty Bowl Supper Crew? How about the Turkey Trot Team? Maybe you've heard of the Point in Time Count or the Community Resource Fair and you'd like to help. Maybe you’re interested in planning committees, event set-ups or just looking for a meaningful way to get involved within your community. Email Teressa for more information:
Additional volunteer opportunities:
- Front desk receptionist
- Teaching, tutoring, mentoring, training of specific skills
- Lead and/or assist with current programs such as “Small Groups”
- Grounds keeping / gardening / yard and playground maintenance
- Sort donated items
- “Adopt a Room” – an organization or family can adopt a room or area of the shelter that needs updating with paint, curtains, flooring, etc.
- Spring cleaning / maintenance projects