Volunteer

happy volunteer woman and groupWe are so thankful for the hard work of our volunteers.  Our organization is completely staffed by all volunteers.

We’ve been able to give fresh starts to over 13,000 people with the help of our volunteers!

Here are our top needs for volunteers:

Time

Client/Donor Relationship Coordinator

Establish relationships with clients in person and via other contacts; gather client/donor stories for use in public awareness/relations activities; make follow-up contacts with clients; provide acknowledges and thank-you’s for donor gifts; maintain up-to-date photographic and video records of New Digs Ministry’s work.

Administrative Specialist

Maintain timely and accurate information on clients served and materials provided to clients; maintain accurate inventory records; run daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reports of New Digs Ministry’s service activities.

Sorting — Linens and Housewares

Sorting donated items such as sheets, pillow cases, blankets, etc., and separating them by mattress size. Then sets are made up consisting of sheets, pillow cases and a blanket. Towels sets including bath towel, washcloth and hand towels are put together for clients to choose from.  House ware volunteers sort dishes, cookware, glasses, cups, small kitchens appliances and silverware. This job gives you a sense of organization and accomplishment.

Talents

Community Outreach Committee

Help with initiatives designed to promote New Digs Ministry to the business community; develop partnerships and sustain relationships with local businesses; maintain contact with the New Digs Board of Directors. This is a good opportunity for a volunteer with an outgoing personality and effective communication skills.

Technology/PR

We are active on Social Media and are constantly updating our website.  Do you have tech or Public Relations experience?  Then you could be a good fit to help us with this.

Forklift Operator

We will provide OSHA training required to operate in the Mission Central warehouse; must be comfortable operating a high-reach lift in crowded warehouse conditions; must be diligent in safe operations of machinery.

Fundraising

Design and administer events to raise money for operating expenses; recruit volunteers to assist with events; coordinate activities with the Marketing Committee and the Board of Directors.

Muscles

Donation Pick-up Driver and Assistant

Must be comfortable driving a 20′ box truck (no CDL needed) to make local pick-ups and able to move furniture to the lift gate.  Must have a valid PA driver’s license and clean driving record.  Helpful to have a flexible schedule in order to accommodate pick-up needs.

Warehouse Workers

Must be comfortable working in busy warehouse; must be physically able to move and handle a variety of materials with the assistance of pallet jacks; requires a personable demeanor in working with clients.

Money

We all get busy, so if you’d still like to give, but volunteering time just isn’t an option any monetary donations you give would be so welcome. Check out our Donate Online page here for more info.

We also could use help in these following areas; Forklift Operations, PR and Fundraising, Grants Writer,  and Warehouse Management, if any of those positions would suit your talents.

Get more info or sign up to volunteer here.

Don’t have the time to volunteer? No problem, check out our other ways to help here.