Beth-El Center is NOT accepting any new volunteers at this time and operating with reduced staffing however donations including in-kind donations and flexible dollars are essential to supporting our crisis response and ongoing services (updated 3/16/20).
Handyman/Maintenance Volunteer Needed
We are seeking a volunteer with experience/skills in any of the following areas to help us maintain our facility:
Hours are flexible, based upon your schedule.
Office Volunteers Needed
Objective: Support the administrative and Center staff by performing reception duties and various clerical tasks while maintaining professionalism and confidentiality at all times.
Tasks include, but are not limited to:
Answering phones & directing callers as appropriate
Reception of visitors
Receiving & logging in-kind donations
Preparing thank you letters & cards
Preparing bank deposits
Word processing tasks
Internet searches & other research as requested
Assisting w/input on donor database
Assisting w/preparation & mailing of monthly Board packets
Assisting w/fundraising projects
Making copies as needed
Maintaining center bulletin boards
Assisting w/updating forms as needed
Assisting w/supply inventory
Maintaining reception area
Errands and other tasks as needed
Soup Kitchen Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Breakfast Coordinator
A volunteer is needed to coordinate Sunday morning breakfasts (6:30-8:30am).
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with homeless or other disadvantaged population. Person needs to demonstrate maturity, good judgment and ability to respond quickly & calmly in crisis situations and to follow directions. Strong communication skills, conflict resolution skills, and crisis intervention skills are required. Food service experience preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Maintain proper supervision and order within the soup kitchen during the work shift. 2. Implement all health and food safety methods as written by State of Connecticut Public Health code. 3. Implement breakfast program in accordance with outlined breakfast program schedule. 4. Maintain security of soup kitchen and safety of all residents by: a.) handling any crisis situations in a calm manner & communicating with supervisor(s) for guidance and/or direction.
b) evaluate and respond to substance use using Housing First principles through a behavioral based model
c) calling the police (911) in the event of unruly/violent behavior
d) issue warnings to residents as needed; notify the appropriate Case Manager in writing. 5. Complete all necessary paperwork (ex: meal numbers reporting). 6. Other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and/or Executive Director.
Soup Kitchen Driver Needed
Beth-El Center's Soup Kitchen is looking for a volunteer driver for approximately one hour on Tuesday mornings to pick up donations from the Big Y in Milford. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to lift 30 lbs.
Meals to Go Volunteers
Meals to Go volunteers needed to prepare and package our bagged meals to go. We need volunteers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-6:00pm. Our bagged meals are distributed weekdays from 5-6pm when there is no evening meal served.
Driver needed to pick up donations on Mondays and Thursdays 9-10:30am from local merchants using the Beth-El Center Van; must have valid driver's license and be able to lift 30 lbs.
Assist in preparation and/or cooking of luncheon meal
Set up dining room area
Serve meal to clients and clean up after the meal service
Monitor parking lot during or after meal time.
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm
Volunteers must be 13 or older to serve food, 18 or older to cook food.
The Soup Kitchen is looking for groups from businesses, corporations, faith communities and service clubs to prepare and serve dinners on Mondays and Fridays during the late afternoon/evening hours of 4-7 p.m.
Volunteers preparing the meal and setting up the dining room would arrive at 4:00 p.m. Volunteers interested in serving the meal to the clients would arrive at 4:30 p.m.
This is a great service project and/or team building exercise.
If you're interested in this volunteering opportunity, contact Camille at 203.876.0747.
90 New Haven Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
The Beth-El Center's mission is to alleviate homelessness and hunger in the Milford area through shelter, support services, advocacy and community education in partnership with the faith-based community and public and private organizations.