Volunteers Make a Difference!
At Martha’s Village and Kitchen, Volunteers and staff work together to make a difference in the lives of our Coachella Valley neighbors. We simply cannot help the number of people we do without our volunteers!
Contact our Community Relations Coordinator, Erica, at (760) 347-4741 ext. 128. You can also email her at: ESiqueiros@marthasvillage.org
**Email completed Volunteer Forms to Erica at ESiqueiros@marthasvillage.org prior to your volunteer date or bring completed forms the day you arrive to volunteer. All group volunteer time/hours must be scheduled in advance! Thank you for your cooperation and help.
Here are just a few areas where we could use your help:
Serve a Meal
Activities with Kids
Teach a Class
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
Help serve nutritious meals to residents and neighbors in need. In addition, there are opportunities to help with food service support and cleaning. Please note, all kitchen volunteers MUST be 16 years of age and older. All kitchen volunteers MUST wear, closed-toe shoes, pants, and a t-shirt ( no sleeveless shirts) Failure to wear proper uniform can result in not volunteering.
- Age restrictions apply
Connect with the clients and the members of the community we serve on a more personal level by spending quality time with them. Activities include sharing a meal, reading to children and offering general support. In short, you will help the less fortunate feel like they truly belong and have community support.
Perform maintenance tasks such as window washing or painting. In addition, grounds keeping work is available.
Care for infants and young children. In addition, you can help children with their homework or lead after-school activities. Also, assist in family-oriented activities to promote family interest in reading.
- Age restrictions apply
Provide customer service. Also, help staff maintain, manage and organize store merchandise and daily donations.
Help staff assemble canned/ dry goods bags for impoverished families in the community. Also, maintain and organize the food pantry and provide basic client services and referrals.
Career & Education Center (Must be 18-years of age and older)
Tutor adults in basic education subjects and family literacy, help people develop computer skills, and assist clients in job search activities.
Front Desk Reception
Greet and assist guests, residents, clients and members of the community at the lobby desk. In addition, help to support the administration of the Emergency Pantry.
Other Ways to Volunteer
There are so many ways to volunteer! For example, charitable giving activities, host special events, help out at our Thanksgiving Day 5K, translate, lead workshops, motivational speaking, give tours, and much more.
Does your schedule conflict with our volunteer times? Host a Donation drive and gain community service hours or fundraise on behalf of MVK! Follow this link to learn how: https://www.grouprev.com/MVK2019. Do you have a facebook account? Host a fundraiser by inviting all your friends and family to donate, every dollar counts!
*Not all volunteer opportunities are available at all times. Also, all group volunteer time/hours must be scheduled in advance! Thank you for your cooperation and help.*
Frequently Asked Questions
We welcome individuals, groups, families, students and children preferably 12 years and older (12 to 15-year-olds need to be accompanied by a Guardian) No one under the age of 16 can work in the Kitchen or serve on the line. 12-15 year olds can help to clean and give food service support in the Dining Room.
That’s up to you! Our programs offer flexible day, evening or weekend schedules to accommodate your work or school responsibilities. That is to say, you can volunteer as much or little as you like.
New volunteers should attend Volunteer Orientation. At Orientation, you will complete a volunteer application, take a tour of our facility and learn about our volunteer opportunities. As a result, we will help determine the best placement for you based on your skills, interests and talents. Training provides you with the tools necessary for you to receive the most from your experience and discover the many rewards of volunteering. If you’re interested in volunteering, please try to attend Volunteer Orientation. See our Volunteer Orientation Schedule HERE. Call 760-347-4741 ext. 128 with any questions.