Volunteers are the backbone of The GreenHouse! We use volunteers in almost every aspect of our organization. Each year, one-third of all the hours worked at The GreenHouse are done by volunteers.
For more information about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Brenda Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently seeking Volunteers for the following Opportunities:
1. "Study Buddy" at Evergreen or R4 after-school programs:
Study Buddies are paired with a small group of students to help them with homework and build a mentoring relationship with them. Study Buddies are asked to commit to one afternoon per week for six months.
"Evergreen" after-school program (1st through 6th grade students) meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00-5:30.
"R4" after-school program (7th through 12th grade students) meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30.
2. Fun Friday Volunteer at Evergreen
Fun Friday Volunteers help kids with recreational activities (dance, art, sports, sewing) and build mentoring relationships with them. Often, Fun Friday Volunteers will teach a workshop or skill they have some experience with. Fun Fridays are every Friday from 3:00-5:30. Volunteers are asked to commit to six months.
Study Buddies and Fun Friday leaders must:
-Be 16 years of age for Evergreen; 18 years of age for R4
-Complete an application, be interviewed, be fingerprinted, and have references checked. There is a link to download a volunteer application at the bottom of this page.
-Attend a Training session
3. Workshop Leader
We want to share your unique skill with GreenHouse youth for a short-term commitment over a couple of weeks! Workshop leaders might teach a single workshop or a series of workshops. Well-led workshops allow GreenHouse students the opportunity to build new skills, unlock their artistic gifts and passions, and have important experiences of achievement that spill over into their academic studies.
Workshops can include any informative, artistic, or creative skill - from origami to dancing to singing to information about college and careers. We welcome new ideas and experiences! Workshops are two half-an-hour sessions back-to-back, and are on Fridays from 4-5 for Evergreen and on Thursdays for the R4 teen program (times TBD).
4. Small Group Leader
Volunteers are needed for Oasis, a Bible-based youth group for junior and senior high students, and Club 56, a Bible-based youth group for 5th and 6th graders. Youth leaders build relationships with students and lead small group discussions. We ask that small group leaders with Oasis and Club 56 commit to one year of service.
Oasis meets every Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30 pm September - July.
Club 56 meets twice a month on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 pm, and only meets during the school year (September - May).
Small Group Leaders must:
Complete an application, be interviewed, be fingerprinted and have references checked
Attend a Training session
Commit to spending one year with our youth
5. Special Events
Volunteers are needed for one-time events, including the Oasis Games, Harvest Carnival, and our Melvin's Hope Christmas Event.
For more information: If you are interested in volunteering this summer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Brenda Martinez at email@example.com. After you have printed and completed an application (below), please bring it with you to the volunteer interview.
To volunteer, please download an application and contact Brenda to set up an interview.