Individual and Group Opportunities

Person volunteering during a neighborhood clean up

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Project HOME.

Volunteer efforts with Project HOME will continue to remain a vital component of how we deliver our mission to those in need. In order to protect the health of the entire Project HOME community—including our dedicated volunteers—we are exercising an abundance of caution and will not have on-site volunteers for the remainder of the year. 

Individuals and small groups who are interested in volunteering have the opportunity to support our mission by participating in a series of remote and virtual opportunities. To start your volunteer experience with the Project HOME community, please visit VolunteerHub to create an account and username.

Volunteer Opportunities

Project HOME needs on-call drivers to collect donation of item from supports and community partners around the City of Philadelphia and delivering them to a residence, program center, or the main office – 1515 Fairmount [1515]. Pick-up opportunities range from goods collected via drives, grocers, schools, and businesses. This is an opportunity to be a key part of strengthening Project HOME’s local partnerships.

Volunteers are critical to Project HOME’s operations. They help expand the resources and services available to our residents, clients, and consumers we serve beyond the limits of the budget. Volunteers also gain a deeper understanding of the organization and trauma associated with the population we served, often becoming our best advocates in the community.

Project HOME volunteers empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. They strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with coordination of colleting items
  • Work with Project HOME staff and community partners
  • Use personal vehicle to accept items on behalf of organization
  • Assist Project HOME when dropping off items at facilities

Qualifications:

  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Able to work collaboratively with other volunteers, community partners, and staff
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A careful and responsible driver
  • Able to meet the requests of Project HOME staff
  • Understand that volunteers are not compensated for the services they provide to Project HOME
  • Be flexible
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

Requirement:

  • Attend orientation training session
  • Agree to Project HOME’s Volunteer Guidelines
  • Understand and uphold Project HOME Volunteer Policies

Time Commitment:

  • Bi-weekly or on need only basis, 4-6-month time commitment preferred

This volunteer position is responsible for supporting Project HOME Thrift's high volume of clothing donations. Thrift is a program within Social Enterprise that supports residents seeking part-time work. These volunteers will sort through donated clothing and items to determine what will be kept and prepared for sale in the store, and what will be recycled.

Volunteers are critical to Project HOME’s operations. They help expand the resources and services available to our residents, clients, and consumers we serve beyond the limits of the budget. Volunteers also gain a deeper understanding of the organization and trauma associated with the population we served, often becoming our best advocates in the community.

Project HOME volunteers empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. They strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Sort through donation bags and separate items suitable for the store
  • Check clothing for broken zippers, snaps, holes or damages
  • Separate clothing that is the latest fashion, name brand or specialty items
  • Place all in season clothing item in the corresponding labeled bin to be hung
  • Place all in-season trends in corresponding bin to be tagged later (including shoes, purses, belts, ties, hats, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Reliable
  • Hard-working independently and as a team
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Able to differentiate between what would sell in the store, and what should be recycled
  • Knowledge of fashion trends

Requirements:

  • Attend orientation training session
  • Agree to Project HOME’s Volunteer Guidelines
  • Understand and uphold Project HOME Volunteer Policies

Time Commitment:

  • Volunteers are asked to commit to one regularly scheduled shift every week or every two weeks. A typical shift is two hours

This volunteer position is responsible for supporting Project HOME staff members during meal service within our safe havens under the Residential Services department. Project Home operates five various safe havens across the City of Philadelphia and serves three meals a day. The kitchen support volunteer(s) should be willing to complete a variety of tasks to assist staff in preparing, serving, and cleaning up the meal. This role provides key programmatic support and encourages conversation among residents who may not be motivated to socialize within our larger society.

Volunteers are critical to Project HOME’s operations. They help expand the resources and services available to our residents, clients, and consumers we serve beyond the limits of the budget. Volunteers also gain a deeper understanding of the organization and trauma associated with the population we served, often becoming our best advocates in the community.

Project HOME volunteers empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. They strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist Project HOME staff during meal preparation
  • Assemble materials needed for meal service
  • Assist with setting up before and cleaning up after the meal
  • Engage with clients in a group setting
  • Foster a positive and professional environment during meal service
  • Help maintain an engaging and inclusive atmosphere

Qualifications:

  • Adequate food preparation skills
  • Organization and logistical skills
  • Ability to carry ten pounds
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

Requirements:

  • Attend orientation training session
  • Kitchen experience preferred
  • Agree to Project HOME’s Volunteer Guidelines
  • Understand and uphold Project HOME Volunteer Policies

Time Commitment:

  • For two hours, weekly at multiple sites. Minimum three months required.
    • Lunch – 11:30 a.m. or Noon
    • Dinner – 5 p.m.

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