Volunteer

Communities coming together to bring comfort to those in need.

 

Volunteers are empowered to utilize their gifts and talents. Stories, smiles and encouragement are shared while performing acts of service; bringing joy, hope, transformation and the healing we all need.

Our Volunteers

We have found that combining the experience of adults and the energy of youth results in an explosion of contagious enthusiasm. Village Project brings ordinary people together to make extraordinary differences. Volunteers are equipped, empowered, and encouraged, reflecting the true strength of community.

  • 600+ strong
  • Range in age from 2-90 years
  • More than 40,000 meals served to over 400 families
  • Positive, life-changing effects are experienced by serving others in need
  • Each is valued and respected for their individual gifts and talents

Children

  • Have the opportunity to grow and learn in our organic garden
  • Discover how to plant and harvest herbs and vegetables that are used in our weekly recipes
  • Gather flowers that are arranged and delivered as beautiful bouquets to clients with weekly meal delivery
  • Make cards, crafts and gifts for our clients
  • Responsible for many beautiful decorations at our annual fundraising gala, NOURISH.

High School Students

Students must be in high school and live in one of our serving areas

  • Prepare and package meals under the supervision of encouraging adults
  • Develop proficient culinary skills, gain extensive nutritional knowledge
  • Learn the importance of kitchen cleanliness (vital to our clients)
  • Assist with fundraising events and other vital roles outside the kitchen

 

Adults

Supervising and guiding students, adult volunteers ensure the successful operation of Village Project through:

  • Cooking
  • Delivering
  • Client intake
  • Extended care
  • Fundraising
  • Event planning
  • Administrative duties and more!

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit Better Impact to learn more about the following Village Project opportunities that are available.

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ADMINISTRATION

  • Reception

Client Intake

  • Onboard new clients
  • Communicate with clients on a regular basis
  • Conduct exit interviews when services conclude

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Graphic Design
  • Publicity Distribution
  • Social Media
  • Writer

CRAFTS

Recruit and coordinate groups and children wanting to make crafts, cards and vases for our clients.

DELIVERY ANGELS

Delivery Angels have a special role delivering meals to our Clients on a weekly basis.

EDITORS

Help edit grants, blogs, and articles.

EVENTS

  • Event Planning
  • Outside Fairs + Markets
  • Assist with Fundraising Events

EXTENDED CARE & SERVICES

  • Errands
  • Yardwork
  • Intake
  • Dog Walking

FACILITY CARE

Help keep our building and kitchen clean!

FINANCIAL & FUNDRAISING SUPPORT

Financial support is always needed to help us continue in our mission of helping our neighbors with cancer.

  • Donor Solicitation
  • Financial Planning

GARDENING

Help care for our garden plots located in the Bay Village Community Garden.

KITCHEN: ADULT COOKS

The Adult Cook’s role is to equip, encourage, and empower student cooks, under the direction of the Kitchen Manager.

KITCHEN: STUDENT COOKS

The Student Cook’s role is to prepare and package meals for our clients under the supervision of adults.

PRAYER SUPPORT

Help us lift our clients and the entire Village Project organization in prayer.

RETAIL: PROJECT SHOPPE

Volunteer to help work the store.

YARD CARE

Help keep the grounds looking beautiful by helping us weed and cut the grass!

  • “Volunteering at Village Project is a great opportunity for you to be part of something bigger than yourself and have an incredible effect on the people we serve.”

    Joe Talaba, Adult Cook