Become a Volunteer
Support your community and get involved. You can help women break the cycle of homelessness and begin a new independent life. For any volunteer inquiries, please feel free to contact Michele Martin at (206) 523-6031, email us, fill out our information form, or mail in a volunteer application.
Ways You Can Help
Stitching quilts, baking breads and special desserts, bringing fresh flowers--all of these are gifts of caring that volunteers can give to the women living at Elizabeth Gregory Home. You can address newsletters, stuff envelopes, or host a fundraising activity. You can tell members of your church or club or neighborhood about Elizabeth Gregory Home, or ask a member of the Board of Directors to make a presentation to your group. You can also volunteer your skills by bringing a special dessert to dinner or asking your employer to donate services that we will need.
Does your talent lie in teaching or mentoring? Let us know! We have opportunities for mentors to participate in our guests' support system, conduct planned workshops, or teach residents one-on-one.
We hope to decorate each bedroom with a hand-made quilt that will become part of each woman's "hope chest" as she graduates from Elizabeth Gregory Home. Quilters and quilting groups are a welcome part of our volunteer family.
- Yard work
- Pick up and deliver food from Food Lifeline
- Raise funds
- Do office work (data entry, answer phones, letter-writing, etc.)
- Arrange and take women to special outings
- Serve on the board of directors or program committee, finance committee, or personnel committee
- Plan a volunteer appreciation event
- Mentor residents and alumni
- Give a party for residents
- Provide spiritual direction
- Provide transportation to doctor's appointments, job interviews, visits with children, etc.
- Assist residents moving to or from Elizabeth Gregory Home
Group Facilitation for Residents: Teach the following subjects:
- Life skills
- Computer skills
- Self-care and wellness
- Job hunting (resume writing, interview skills, etc.)
- Auto maintenance
- Household repairs
- Clothing repair, sewing, knitting, or crocheting