Volunteer

EMERGENCY MEAL NEEDS

We are in critical need of prepared meals for youth utilizing our shelter. These youth are working to stabilize their lives, and we are supporting them in their efforts, including providing basic necessities like a warm meal and a safe, comfortable place to sleep. This is where our Meal Train comes in!

We are currently requesting prepared meals to feed 15 youth. After all, a home-cooked meal makes for a happy heart.

To sign up for a Dream Center meal delivery, please visit:
https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/z99lod

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteer opportunities are designed to engage community members in activities which make a significant impact on the at-risk youth we serve; and enable big-hearted folks like you to donate your valuable time and talent!

Holiday Support

With the holiday season in full swing, there are so many fun and festive ways for you to support our youth! See below for volunteer opportunities available in December.

Gift Wrapping:

We are looking for crafty volunteers to spread holiday cheer! SAY will be staffing the gift wrapping booth at Montgomery Village on November 28th, December 5th, 12th, and 19th from 11 am – 7 pm.  This is a wonderful chance for us to receive donations and spread the word about the critical services provided by SAY.  Sign up for a wrapping time-slot here.

Secret Santa:

Want to be Santa’s sleigh? We’re honored to be a part of the Volunteer Center’s Secret Santa program, which encourages community members to donate gifts from a wish list submitted by our youth. We are looking for a few Secret Santa volunteers to help us transport these gifts from the Volunteer Center to our Dream Center. Your support will help us provide holiday gifts to brighten the season for over 130 SAY youth! Sign up to deliver these gifts here.

Event Support

Thank you for your interest in becoming an event volunteer!

We are currently looking for support with our One Cold Night event, which will take place this year on December 7th.

Please contact Susan Boyle at Susan.Boyle@saysc.org to learn more about the available opportunities for this event.

Administrative Support

Dream Center Receptionist:

The Dream Center is seeking a volunteer that can provide world-class customer service during every interaction, including answering incoming calls, directing callers and visitors to appropriate personnel, and completing other tasks as assigned. The volunteer commitment for this position is 2 hours per day, 1–2 days per week, for a minimum of 6 months. We have openings for Monday and Thursday mornings.

Data and Development Support Volunteer:

Working with the Development Operations Director, the data entry volunteer receives, reviews, and enters data into the Raiser’s Edge database in support of SAY’s fundraising efforts. An ideal position for volunteers interested in a future within the nonprofit field. The volunteer will also work to “clean up” data as requested. This volunteer position is key to the donor operations team’s capacity to serve youth. Ideal hours and days would be 3-4 hours, 1-2 days per week. Flexible based on volunteer availability. Position requires minimum 6 month commitment.

Correspondence Volunteer:

SAY is seeking a detail-oriented volunteer to assist the Development Operations Associate in the creation and mailing of donation correspondence and invoicing in support of SAY’s development department. Volunteers must be comfortable with mail merge, Microsoft Excel and Word. Ideal position for volunteers looking to gain experience in the non-profit field. Days and hours are flexible based on volunteer availability. Ideal commitment would be 4 to 8 hours; 1 to 2 days per week. Position requires minimum 6 month commitment.

Program Support

The housing program is the heart of the work we do at SAY. Our emergency teen shelter is seeking two volunteers eager to assist staff members and support youth utilizing our housing services.

How to get started

To become a member of our volunteer network, you’ll need to:

  • Attend a monthly tour at one of SAY’s program sites. Click here for upcoming tour dates and to RSVP.
  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Attend a meeting with a volunteer coordinator for paperwork
  • Schedule a Live Scan fingerprinting and background check
  • Some positions may require additional training
Submit your volunteer application

On-Call Volunteers

Want to support SAY, but only have a few hours to spare?

Join our list of on-call volunteers! We’ll contact you when we need some extra hands. Opportunities include picking up donations, administrative help, decorating for holidays, helping at our shelters, and more!

To be added to the interest list, please fill out the form below. This opportunity can be paired with an on-going volunteer position.

On-Call Volunteer

Contact:

Photo of Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle Volunteer Coordinator Work Phone: 707-544-3299 x205
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