We are so grateful to our many dedicated volunteers and prayer partners. Our hope is that everyone interested in being involved with Mary’s Shelter can find a role that best suits their talents and availability.

Below, you will find a list of several different ways to help. Could you look it over, choose your area(s) of interest, and then let us know by email what commitment you would like to make?  Please respond to Theresa at marysshelterva.volunteers@gmail.com

As you might imagine, Mary’s Shelter has constant financial, practical, and spiritual needs. There is no shortage of opportunities to help. We have been impressed with some very creative ideas for assistance that our friends have come up with, beyond what is proposed here. Knowing that most people have many demands on their time, we only ask that you take a realistic approach to volunteering, so as not to over commit yourself. Despite the best will in the world, each person can only do so much.

Volunteer Opportunities

-weekly/bi-weekly mentoring
-weekly/bi-weekly grocery store trips
-occasional driving to appts., job fairs, etc.
-suggest or be a speaker for our monthly Saturday Night Speaker Series
-volunteer at one of our Monday Night Madness activities, such as our cooking class or knitting class
-resume help
-academic tutoring
-doula services
-nursing/new mother help
-babysitting: We have a great need for a pool of sitters who can be available to watch the children of residents during our Mary’s Shelter meeting & class time.
-spiritual adoption

-new mother  and new baby welcome baskets
-host a baby shower
-seasonal yard work
-Boutique assistance : help with the organization of Mary’s Shelter’s own thrift store, available ONLY to Mary’s Shelter residents.
-household repair/maintenance
-monthly food pantry pick-up and delivery

-organize diaper/formula/ clothing drive
-fund-raise
-coordinate, or participate in, a group to adopt a mother
-be a parish liasion