In order to limit the number of people coming in and out of the house, all on-site volunteering is still suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
At this time, we are not accepting homemade baked goods.
Individuals and groups may stay involved by donating a meal.
We will update our volunteer opportunities as they become available.
We love our Crosby Scholar volunteers!
If you are looking to complete a few service hours, or a flexible schedule, this is the list for you!
Please see details and guidelines below.
- Many of these projects may be completed at home and dropped off at the Family House between 8am and 8pm, Sunday – Saturday. A staff member at the Welcome Desk can sign your form and help you put your items away. No need to tell us you’re coming ahead of time.
- Your projects may also be done at the Family House. In fact, we encourage you to do the projects at the Family House to get the most out of your experience. You’ll often get to know a family or two while you are here. Please schedule these activities with Lindley Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org // 336-793-2822.
- You will need to supply the materials for your project.
- The hour values are a guideline. Please contact us if you believe you went above and beyond that hour amount with your project. Feel free to count the time it takes to plan your activity, go to the store, and travel time to the Family House.
BAKE A DESSERT OR SNACK
Bake brownies, cookies, cupcakes, or muffins. Assemble bags of trail mix. Package these items into individual portions and write the date on the bag (one brownie, 2-4 cookies per bag). Items may not be store bought. Store bought items are considered in-kind donations and do not qualify for service hours.
Hour Value: 1 dozen = 1 hour
ASSEMBLE CAREGIVER BAGS
Gather items (such as lotions, puzzle books, personal care items, or notepads) and assemble in care baggies to give to guests as they check-in. A more comprehensive list can be found here.
Hour Value: 10 bags = 1 hour
CONTRIBUTE TO A POTLUCK DINNER
If you cannot organize a meal for the entire house, our volunteer-led potlucks (Merry Meals), are a great way to contribute to a dinner by bringing a portion of the meal. Held the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, you can participate by going to the Perfect Potluck site at www.perfectpotluck.com and signing up for the item(s) you wish to bring.
Use username: gannaway and password: 3151 to log on.
Hour Value: 1 dish = 2 hours
MAKE WELCOME CARDS
Create 3″ x 5″ or 5″ x 7″ Welcome Cards to place to guest beds. Message examples include a simple “Welcome,” or “Wishing You the Best,” or “Thinking of You”. No envelopes please.
Hour Value: 1 dozen = 1 hour
MAKE A CRAFT OF CHOICE
Crafts may include items to hang on each guestroom door; table centerpieces; seasonal décor; fleece blankets; or your specialty!
Hour Value: Hours may vary