We have schedules for serving a meal and need volunteers 7 days a week. Typically volunteers serve a meal shift once a month or once a week, but one-time opportunities are sometimes available as well.
We like to have activities for clients each day. So, whether you can volunteer during the week or on the weekend, we welcome people who want to use their talent to help enrich and assist our clients. Volunteer to teach an art class, life skills class, a class related to specific job skills, a literacy class, sewing skills class, or bible study.
Once a month a group of ladies come to lend their sewing skills to mend for our clients. The service is available from 2-4pm and clients stop by with articles of clothing that need repair or a new button, or to be hemmed. They may also bring a backpack that needs repair.
Assist clients in the library with checking out books and magazines. Provide help with web searches for job postings and completing online job applications.
Assist clients with services requests, answer telephone, give general information and referrals. Weekdays only.
Assist clients in the computer lab with job applications, housing applications and resume preparation.
Assist the Day Center manager with client requests, handing out towels and toiletries, and registering clients.
Assist the Day Center managers with daytime activities such as: outdoor games, talent shows, dance contests and more.
Transitions, in partnership with United Way of the Midlands, Salvation Army, and the City of Columbia, operates an Inclement Weather Center (IWC) at 191 Calhoun on nights where the temperature is expected to drop below 40 degrees. Volunteers are needed to help with check-in as well as serving meals. The Inclement Weather Center is open Nov. 1 through March 31. Click here to volunteer.
Want to take on a larger project that can be done in a day or few days? We are always interested in working with groups to get special projects done. Make benches or paint rooms, spread pine straw or pull weeds, there are lots of ways groups can use a day of service to learn more about the issue of homelessness while building comradery within their group.
We have a large garden in the courtyard of the Day Center. We grow vegetables and herbs but also enjoy colorful flowers throughout the year.