Interested in volunteering at our food pantry?
We are seeking a person who can be available on Tuesdays from 12:45 - 3:15 pm and/or Saturdays from 9:45 - 12:15 pm.
Call (217) 224-7771, ext 0 or fill out form here.
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY - volunteers are needed on August 13, 2016 from 8:30 to noon.
Call Janet at 224-7771, ext 0 for more information.
Are you interested in volunteering as an individual or group? There is a place for everyone at Madonna House.
We welcome individuals and groups who wish to volunteer for a project or on a regular basis. Projects could include landscape improvements, working at events, sorting donated goods, and we’re always open to new ideas.
If you are looking to make a difference in the community by contributing your time and talents, please contact us by email at email@example.com or call 217-224-7771, ext. 0.
Madonna House has service opportunities available. See the list below.
Basic competency in Microsoft Office applications is necessary for this opportunity.
Diaper Pantry (Tuesdays 1–3 p.m.):
The diaper pantry is open to the public on Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. Volunteers will answer the back door, help one individual per family to fill out the sign-in sheet and distribute diapers.
Food Pantry (Tuesdays 1–3 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.–Noon):
The food pantry is open to the public on Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. and on Saturdays 10 a.m.-Noon. Volunteers will answer the back door, help one individual per family to fill out the sign-in sheet, and distribute bags of food items.
Food Truck Unloading (4th Monday at 9:30 am and 4th Thursday 11:30 a.m. each month):
Help is needed to unload the food truck and put food away in an organized fashion.
Activities for the Children:
Fun activities for the children living in the house need to be planned and executed. These can be crafts, games, educational activities etc.
Food, diapers, and clothing that are donated to Madonna House need to be put away and organized. In addition, bags of food and diapers need to be filled for distribution.
This encompasses anything from painting the walls to shampooing the carpets to installing light fixtures to fixing appliances. Any and all home improvement skills are welcome and will be utilized. Seasonal upkeep of the yard (cutting the grass) as well as planting in the spring and fall are needed.
Tutoring & Mentoring For the Kids in the House:
Children in the house sometimes need someone to help them with their homework and tutor them in specific subjects. This is a wonderful opportunity to positively interact with children in the house.
Answer Phone and Door; Accept Donation Items:
Answer office phone and door; accept donated items during regular business hours.
Work at Fundraisers/Festivals:
Volunteers are always needed to participate at fundraisers and local festivals.
Work Toward Scouting Achievement Awards
Organizing Fundraisers: Madonna House currently hosts or participates in several fundraisers throughout the year. Volunteers with good organizational skills and the vision to orchestrate large events are needed to help with current fundraisers and to plan and execute future fundraisers.
- Hold a Food Drive: Coordinate and/or sponsor a food drive.
- Turn a Party into a Charitable Event: Ask your guests to bring canned goods as their entrance ticket to the party.
Petitioning Local Businesses for Goods or Services:Many businesses in Quincy and the surrounding community already generously support Madonna House. However, there is still a greater need than what is being met. Outgoing volunteers with excellent people skills are needed to petition additional businesses for assistance. Very small donations of goods and/or services by local businesses can make very large differences in the lives of the recipients of Madonna House services.
- Pick Up Donations from Local Businesses and Organizations: Pick up donations from local businesses and organization collecting food.
Preparing Presentations on the Madonna House: Often when educating volunteers, local businesses, or the public about what services Madonna House provides and who it serves, a short presentation would be useful. This would most likely be put together in PowerPoint or a similar application. General computer skills are necessary for this opportunity.