For families Like Us is a volunteer-run organization grown by passionate, like-minded community members with a desire to use their time, gifts, and resources to make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors. Whether your contribution is time, monthly financial support, donations of necessary items, corporate sponsorship, or specific talents that you’d like to share- we’d love to have you as part of the village.
Wash and/or Repair: Spending a little time cleaning and/or repairing donations can save clothes headed for the discard pile. This is an on-going need, and really helps!
Thrift Store Deal Finder: Volunteers are needed to shop for new underwear and socks as well as clothing sizes that are missing from our inventory. This is one of our most fun volunteer tasks and training is available for anyone who is interested.
Garage Sale Donation Finder: Garage Sale donation finders identify sales that have items appropriate for the clients of For Families Like Us, tell the person holding the sale about the mission of our organization, and then return at the end of the sale to pick out items for the store. One or two garage sales can fill up a car!
Special Events: Help plan fundraising events or attend networking events on behalf of For Families Like Us. Special Events volunteers serve as an important link between For Families Like Us and the community.
Marketing/Public Relations/Fundraising: Help the Board of Directors get the word out about For Families Like Us by assisting with letter writing, brochure design, newsletter contributions and other special projects. Interested volunteers can work on one or several projects each year, so this is a very flexible commitment.
Donation Pick-up: Volunteers are needed for ongoing and one-time donation pick-ups. Anyone who signs up for this position will get an email whenever we need a donation pick-up. All you have to do is respond if you can help, so the time commitment is very flexible.
Apparel Partner Program: Apparel Partner representatives serve as the liaison between For Families Like Us and the retail community, and work with the Director to identify and approach companies who may be willing to partner with our organization. Once retailers are regular donors, Apparel Partner representatives may also be responsible for making reminder calls to businesses and arranging donation pick-ups.
Student Ambassador Program Coordinator: For Families Like Us needs adult volunteers who are interested in helping high school age students who choose to become Student Ambassadors. This is a flexible position, and it is perfect for people who can give a little each week.
Student Ambassador (kids only!): Student Ambassadors help both their own school and schools in their area plan and carry out clothing drives on behalf of For Families Like Us. This is ideally suited for older students looking for a challenging, on-going volunteer project. Responsibilities of this position may include: 1) contacting elementary, middle and high school student council representatives and/or teachers who may have an interest in conducting a clothing drive, 2) helping students create promotional materials and plan for a drive, 3) supporting students as they carry out drives and 4) coordinating delivery of clothing drive donations, and 5) recognizing the efforts of the student groups who complete a drive.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Form and and someone will contact you regarding opportunities that are available that match your interests. Thank you for your willingness to support For Families Like Us mission.
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