Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Since its inception, volunteers have been the life blood of Emmaus House. They help us serve more people, provide relief to our small administrative staff and bring new relationships that further our mission.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
- Leading and assisting with art activities such as wood turning, pottery, jewelry-making, painting and more on Saturdays from 9:30 am -12:30 pm.
- Serving and cleaning up for our community supper held the fourth Thursday of every month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
- Answering phones and greeting Emmaus House visitors on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9 am – 2 pm.
- Planting, weeding, and mowing our many gardens.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Organize a Drive
Food Drive: Food stamps do not adequately cover a family’s food needs. Each week, Emmaus House distributes groceries to 15 households. Families can also get additional groceries once every 3 months. One bag of food feeds a family of 3 for 3 days.
School and Household Supplies Drive: Food stamps do not pay for many of the necessities in life such as pencils and notebooks, toilet paper and detergent. Emmaus House needs school supplies and household items to distribute to families in our neighborhood all year.
Christmas Toys Drive: Each Christmas Eve, Emmaus House hosts a holiday festival. With the generous support of volunteers and donors we distribute wrapped gifts to over 800 children.
Make Sandwiches for the Walk-In Help Center
Each day, Emmaus House distributes sandwiches to hungry guests of the Lokey Center. Sandwich making is a great and easy outreach project for any age group. Package the sandwiches in ziploc bags and then return the individually wrapped sandwiches in the empty bread bag. We freeze the sandwiches and distribute them as needed. Peanut butter and jelly works well and meat with or without cheese are always a hit. No mayo or mustard, please.
For more information on volunteer opportunities or to share your own idea, contact Elizabeth Roles, Associate Director of Programs at 404/525-5948, ext. 27.