As an organization that runs 24/7 with only two full-time and four part-time staff members we are incredibly fortunate to have dedicated, reliable volunteers. ECHO House is a 40-bed residence so there are always areas where we need help, sometimes desperately. Every year we log thousands of volunteer service hours within and outside of our main shelter. Our volunteers range from middle and high school students earning service learning credits to retiree’s keeping busy and everyone in between. If you have a little time and a desire to be of service we almost certainly have something going on that you’ll enjoy doing.
Everyday volunteer opportunities
- Front desk receptionist
- Providing Meals
- Teaching / training specific skills / mentoring
- Leading and assisting with current programs such as Small Groups
- Grounds keeping / gardening
- Sorting donated items
- Monitoring the shelter / assisting staff
- Thrift Shop volunteer staff
Immediate Volunteer Opportunities
Project ECHO Thrift and Gift Shop
Project ECHO is opening a store! We need volunteers for stocking and staffing our brand new store. If you can spare 4 hours a week we’d love it if you spent it with us. No experience necessary but we do need reliable people who can fulfill a weekly commitment. Call or email for more information 410-535-0044 ext.4 or ECHOdevelopment@comcast.net. The Thrift Shop volunteer application can be downloaded and printed here.
We regularly need people to help around the shelter and in the office during the day. Hours are flexible and we’re more than happy to work with your schedules. No experience necessary; if you can answer phones and doors you’ve got half of it down already! Call, email or visit us for more information. 410-535-0044 ext.3, email@example.com. The shelter volunteer application can be downloaded and printed here.
Want to join our Empty Bowl Supper Crew? How about the Turkey Trot Team? Whether you’re interested in planning committees, event set-ups, advertising, sponsoring, sorting donations, reading to kids, or you’re just looking for a meaningful way to get involved and have fun, there’s plenty of volunteer opportunities available for all ages. Call or email for more information: 410-535-0044 ext. 4 or ECHOdevelopment@comcast.net.
Individual community members, families, civic and ministry groups prepare or purchase meals for our residents nearly every day of the month. It’s such a blessing to know that our homeless won’t have to go hungry. Our monthly meal provider calendar currently has openings on the following days:
Meals can be made ahead and frozen or refrigerated and delivered in the morning, afternoon or evening on your designated day. Prepared dinners should feed 40 and lunches should feed 20. For more info please call or email: 410-535-0044 ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meal calendars can be printed here.
For more information on how you can get involved: Call Lori or Teressa at 410-535-0044
Email Lori, ECHO’s House Manager at email@example.com
Email Teressa, ECHO’s Director of Development at ECHOdevelopment@comcast.net