Amethyst Place Volunteers
Thank you for your interest in spending your time with us and our families! In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, opportunities are limited and extra safety measures have been put in place to limit risk as much as possible. All volunteers are expected to wear masks and sanitize or wash hands regularly. IF YOU FEEL UNWELL PLEASE DO NOT COME – we want you to take care of yourself first.
Current available volunteer opportunities include:
Donations/Moving Assistant: When we have new apartments to set up or large donation items to pick up, it takes more muscle. Can you help? Donations mostly happen on weekday mornings. To be safe, you’d coordinate with our Donations Coordinator to meet at the donor’s address (must have your own transportation) and help load items into our truck. Then you can follow back to campus to help unload. For apartment set up, schedule varies. You’d come to campus to help move furniture from storage areas into apartments (all buildings have stairs, no elevators). We’d like to have a call list of 3-5 people that we can text when needed.
Outdoor Activity Leader: While indoor childcare is not yet a safe option, playing with our kids outdoors (sports, crafts, games, etc) is a great way to give them something to do and give moms a break. We would especially like to offer these activities Wed & Thur evenings at 6 pm while moms have programming, but afternoon or weekend activities may also be welcome depending on schedules. Activities should be geared towards kids aged 3-12 and supplies may possibly be provided if we work things out in advance. Activities would be canceled in cases of inclement weather.
Tutoring: Many of our moms are in GED classes, college or vocational training and require a little extra help with homework or studying for exams. Some of our kids that aren’t doing virtual learning on campus may also need tutoring help around their school and other activities. After you complete a volunteer orientation, you’ll have a chance to let us know if you have particular subject expertise, prefer working with kids or adults, etc. Most tutoring has been offered on line for safety, but limited in-person opportunities may be available for those that are comfortable enough to meet and work in masks.
Small Groups: Up to 6 people may be able to volunteer doing a variety of outdoor activities. Depending on the day/time, activities could range from landscaping, campus clean up, moving furniture, or leading kids’ activities. Activities would need to be canceled in cases of inclement weather.
PLEASE NOTE we do not currently offer any group volunteer activities for groups over 4-6 people. This list is also not exhaustive of the possibilities. If you have ideas of other things that you or your group might be able to do, please reach out to Mandy Caruso-Yahne, our volunteer manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-343-8925.