All of our staff, excluding the Executive Director, are volunteers.

We are in need of your support for this vital ministry, whether it is your time, talents or treasure. It would not be possible to accomplish our mission and vision to provide an adequate safe haven for children and youth in our community without the help of individuals willing to donate their time and effort. Listed below are some ways you can get involved.

Please consider volunteering to make these programs another successful part of our growing community!

Please also note that all volunteers must have criminal and child abuse clearances as well as either fingerprint clearances or the notarized fingerprint affidavit. There is no cost to obtain these clearances.

Spread the Word

It takes a community to take care of a community, and we are relying heavily on partnerships and community support to make this successful. Whether you are a business owner, landlord, resident or employee in the community there is a place for everybody. Contact us today to see how you could help.

Volunteer

There are so many ways to get involved, from helping run the daily operations to behind the scenes work of marketing and fundraising support. We can even find ways to help you get involved from the comfort of your own home!

Be a Partner

Running programs already, or interested in starting programs? Looking for a place to post jobs, rentals or other information to the community? Either way we can help by partnering with you and your organization. Contact us today to see how we could work together to improve our communities through improving lives.

Financial Support

Whether it is through tax deductible financial contributions or shopping our store, one hundred percent of your money goes to direct support of The Shepherd’s Door mission. Donate today or stop by and purchase products to help us help others.

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Jenn at the Shepherd’s Door, (412) 761-4310 or jenn@theshepherdsdoor.org.

Below are some examples of volunteer positions and descriptions. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering with The Shepherd’s Door.

Volunteer Opportunities

Academic Tutors will work with elementary students after school providing extra help with homework and supplemental learning activities. Tutoring sessions last from one to one and a half hours depending on the workload. Although there is not a minimum time requirement to volunteer, we do ask for planning purposes that you commit to a consistent volunteer schedule. Act 33/34 clearances completed within the past two years are required prior to starting.

The Shepherd’s Door is in need of individuals to help with administrative duties such as updating and filing records, writing and mailing letters, and other general clerical activities. The schedule for this type of work is flexible and on an as-available and as-needed basis.

Backpack Buddies Coordinators act as the liaison between The Shepherd’s Door, the school and the community partner. Responsibilities include managing the collection and delivery of the food, ensuring all proper paperwork is followed, and communicating any issues or concerns. The time commitment varies based on the depth of involvement, but should not be more than a few hours per week.

Event Planning volunteers assist with planning outreach and/or fundraiser events for The Shepherd’s Door ministry. Tasks include but are not limited to brainstorming ideas, soliciting donations and sponsorship for the event, and coordinating the logistics and volunteers the day of the event. The time commitment and requirements will vary throughout the year and will be handled by each group and its individuals.

Marketing volunteers assist with the development and execution of the marketing plan and strategy for all aspects and events of The Shepherd’s Door Ministry. Tasks include but are not limited to brainstorming ideas, developing marketing material and handouts, and distributing and passing out material as needed. A mandatory meeting is required once a quarter. All other time commitments and requirement are handled by the volunteers and committee as a whole.

Resource Center Guides will use their knowledge, experience and network to help consumers build positive habits and move toward self-sufficiency. Guides will collaborate with a network of partners to help individuals develop the skills and resources necessary for physical, emotional and spiritual restoration. Guides will meet one-on-one with individuals to help them feel empowered, encourage good habits, and provide accountability. Volunteer schedule and time commitment is flexible and self-managed between the guide and consumer.

Resource center intake volunteers are responsible for assisting and serving consumers that visit the resource center. Tasks include but are not limited to completing initial assessments, providing initial information and referrals, assisting with internet searches, making phone calls and helping fill out applications when necessary. Although there is not a minimum time requirement to volunteer, we do ask for planning purposes that you commit to a consistent volunteer schedule.

Store volunteers are responsible for assisting and serving consumers that visit the retail store. Tasks include but are not limited to answering questions, showing customers around the store and its merchandise, and operating the cash register to check out customers when ready. Although there is not a minimum time requirement to volunteer, we do ask for planning purposes that you commit to a consistent volunteer schedule.

Summer Lunch volunteers receive, prepare and distribute the food to the children during the summer. Volunteers are required to have Act 33/34 clearances within the past year, and must obtain a mandatory sponsor training. Although there is not a minimum time requirement to volunteer, we do ask for planning purposes that you commit to a consistent volunteer schedule.

Volunteer Form