Volunteering at MHS
I am not sure who learns more or has more fun, the students or I. It is one of those life-changing experiences that enhances your appreciation of your own life and country and gives you the opportunity to make a positive contribution, helping ease the difficult adjustments our clients are making.
A current MHS life skills volunteer.
Reasons for volunteering vary widely, but often include a desire to “give back,” engage in meaningful work, develop new skills, meet new people, or explore a new profession. The non-profit sector is heavily dependent on voluntarism for the accomplishment of its work. Many non-prof ts would not exist were it not for the support and contributions of volunteers.
Currently, volunteers offer MHS and its clients pro-bono legal services, life skills, learning English, medical services, music lessons, photography, copywriting and editing, translating and interpreting, tutoring, mentoring, yoga, computer literacy lessons, resume writing, job hunting assistance, babysitting, and a host of other activities that have enriched MHS services, the lives of our clients and the lives of our volunteers.
MHS Volunteer Opportunities
- Community Guide
Volunteers who provide social support and advocacy to adult clients. Be a source for information and help guide someone to the right resources in the community.
Visit an immigrant who is isolated and lonely in their new country.
Provide adult companionship and be a role model for youth. Activities can include excursions, sports activities, crafts and trades, religious activities, life skills and more. Programs include IPE, and 1-2-1.
Work with teenagers and younger at school or in homes to develop English, math, science and other skills. Programs include IPE and 1-2-1.
- Case Management Aid
Assist a MHS counselor with an individual case or program; or volunteer your legal services on a pro bono basis to answer questions regarding legal matters and resources for staff and clients.
Facilitate written communications between clients and client services staff by translating brochures, manuals and other written documents into the specified language. Also help oral communications between clients and client services staff by translating approximate or exact messages into the specified language.
- Information & referral
Be one of the primary points of contact for potential clients and other professionals who contact MHS for information and about and referral to services.
- Research Assistant
Assist staff with research in various programs. Internet access is available.
- Life Skills Instructors
Provide life skills assistance and training in the areas of nutrition, finance, transportation, job search and resume preparation.
- Office Assistant
Help with filing, copying, answering the phone, typing and data entry.
- Photographers/Video Producers
Document MHS activities in order to relate our important work to others.
- Childcare Provider
Provide childcare in our office childcare room for the children of clients.
Didn't see a spot for you? If you did not find a suitable opportunity, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
Register to Volunteer
To complete the first step in the application process, please take some time to download and fill out our application and fax it to 571.748.2595. Once we’ve received your application, we will call you to begin to explore your interests in volunteering at the Center and to schedule an interview.Thank you for your care and consideration!
For further information contact:
Navara Jordan, Volunteer Coordinator