Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Sheffield Place. Volunteers enable Sheffield Place to reach beyond the limits of our staff resources and expand service to homeless mothers and children. As a volunteer, you can make a difference in the lives of the families who call Sheffield Place “home.” 

individuals and Groups (congregations, civic clubs, etc.) are needed for a number of roles, including:

CHILDREN SERVICES

  • Adult Assistant — children ages 3 through 12 works under the direction of the Child Therapist to assist by interacting with the children, assisting with games, reading to the children one-on-one or as a group, helping with snacks, art projects, etc.  Training provided: a 30 minute meeting with the Child Therapist to learn about the program and expectations as well as an evening of observing the program.
  • Adult Assistant — infants – works under the direction of the Child Therapist and with child care providers to directly care for infants and assist them with developmental tasks.  Training provided: a 30 minute meeting with the Child Therapist to learn about the program and expectations as well as an evening of observing the program.
  • Saturday Morning Adult Assistant — works under the direction of the Child Therapist during the Saturday morning programming from 9 a.m. to noon.  by interacting with the children, assisting with games, reading to the children one-on-one or as a group, helping with snacks, art projects, etc.  Training provided: a 30 minute meeting with the Child Therapist to learn about the program and expectations as well as an evening of observing the program.
  • Healthy Snack provider — Bring healthy snacks for children’s group each week for one month on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Saturday mornings.  Healthy snacks include apple slices, gold fish or other crackers, raw carrots and/or other vegetables and 100% fruit juice.  (no cookies, cakes or other sweets, please)

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Office Assistance — copying, answering the telephone, entering data, and performing general office responsibilities
  • Fundraising — assist with special events to raise funds for Sheffield Place
  • Community Ambassador — host a home party to inform friends about Sheffield Place
  • Workplace Volunteer — encourage fellow employees to support Sheffield Place events
  • Saturday evening dinners - a monthly Saturday evening dinner at 5:30 p.m.  There are two options for volunteers:  1) Provide and serve dinner for all 14 families.  The meals will be served in the kitchen/dining areas of the three residential floors; or, 2) provide and serve dinner to a single floor of either 4 or 5 families. 

Volunteerism for individuals at Sheffield Place is a two step process:

  1. Please print, complete, and return the attached volunteer application to the Office of Program & Development. Because Sheffield Place provides services to children, we are required by law to conduct background checks on all volunteers who come in contact with our clients. A background screening form needs to be submitted with your application.
  2. Attend an orientation meeting specific to your area of interest.  A representative of Sheffield Place will confirm your eligibility to volunteer with our organization and contact you about the status of your application.


Please email David Hanzlick or call 816-483-9927, Ext 113 to discuss these an other volunteer opportunities.