Current Volunteer Opportunities
Short-term & Long-term
Graphic Designer: Several Friendly House staff are looking for an experienced, professional-level graphic designer to create marketing materials for events, programs, etc. Large & small projects. We are seeking someone with knowledge and skill in basic computer design programs and past experience in graphic design. If you are interested in learning more, please let us know.
Friendly Visitor (male): An elderly gentleman needs some guy time with a male volunteer a few hours a month. He is not verbal or mobile, but he is cognitively aware of his surroundings. His brain continues to crave interaction, even if he is not entirely able to communicate. He has many female caregivers and his wife, who engage with him every day. His wife was the one who suggested a male friendly visitor. She is incredibly amazing at communicating with him. It sounds like she’s hoping for someone who wouldn’t mind chatting without expectation of dialogue. Maybe reading something out loud, watching a sports game, or even philosophizing in a stream of conscience kind of way. Just a guy to energetically be in the room with him for a few hours a month.
Donation Pickups: Are you available during regular business hours or sometimes on weekends to pick up silent auction donations from local businesses? Sometimes a car is needed, sometimes not. With a day to a week notice, we need some volunteers to pick up donations and deliver them to us. This project is ongoing until early March, so if you may have some time, please let us know.
*Monthly Flyering: We’re looking for volunteers who can commit to posting flyers and newsletters at designated places around town on a monthly basis–grocery stores, community bulletin boards, etc. Some in NW but many others maybe in your neighborhood. Usually the first week each month. (4-8 volunteers)
*House Chores: We’re always looking for volunteers who can help seniors with one-time house chores and/or errands. Vacuuming, cleaning a kitchen or bathroom, organizing, taking items to Goodwill, grocery shopping. Sometimes these are on short notice. Please let us know if we can contact you when these projects pop up.
Gay & Grey Expo Planning: The next LGBT conference is in October; we’re planning now and can use your help with program content, logistics, marketing, fundraising. Experience is helpful, but enthusiasm, commitment and desire to help LGBT seniors is just as important. Click here to see a more detailed description of this project.
Volunteer Application for Short- and Long-term Volunteering
*Spring Auction & Decorations Workshops: It’s an all-hands-on-deck effort. Our annual fundraising auction, Friday, March 14th. Also set up starting the day before and cleanup the day after. We also have decorations workshops weekends in February. Please click on the button below to see the VolunteerSpot calendar and to sign up for projects. All programs rely on funds from the auction.
An asterisk (*) indicates a potential group project. Group Volunteer Application.
Internships: We often have internship opportunities for students & others wishing to develop relevant professional skills & gain experience in a social services setting. Internships may include seniors, children, families, administration, events and more.
Senior Program volunteer orientation: The last Wednesday each month, 6-7pm, you can learn about the latest and ongoing opportunities to work with seniors. RSVP required.
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator email@example.com with questions.
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