Volunteers Make a Difference!
Martha’s Village Volunteers and staff work together to make a difference in the lives of our Coachella Valley neighbors. We couldn’t help the number of people we do without our volunteers!
Contact our Community Outreach/Volunteer Program at (760) 347-4741 ext. 128. You can also email our Director of Development, Stephanie Minor, at SMinor@marthasvillage.org
*Please fill out the Short-Term Volunteer Agreement if you will be volunteering less than 20 hours. The Parent/Guardian Authorization Form is only needed if you are filling out the Short-Term Volunteer Agreement and need parental authorization.
**Email completed volunteer forms to Stephanie Minor at SMinor@marthasvillage.org prior to your volunteer date or bring completed forms the day you arrive to volunteer. All 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
Play with kids
Teach a class
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
Help serve nutritious meals to residents and neighbors in need.
Connect with 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.
Perform maintenance tasks such as window washing or painting.
Care for infants and young children help children with their homework or lead after-school activities. Assist in family-oriented activities to promote family interest in reading.
Provide customer service and help staff maintain, manage and organize store merchandise and daily donations.
Help staff assemble canned/ dry goods baskets for impoverished families in the community; 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.
Other Ways to Volunteer
Charitable giving activities, host special events, translate, lead workshops, motivational speaking, give tours, and much more.
*Not all volunteer opportunities are available at all times. All 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 12 years and older (12- to 15-year-olds need to be accompanied by a guardian).
That’s up to you! Our programs offer flexible day, evening or weekend schedules to accommodate your work or school responsibilities. Regular volunteers commit to serving for at least 15 hours or three months.
New volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation. At orientation you will complete a volunteer application, take a tour of our facility and learn of the volunteer opportunities. We will help determine the best placement for you based on your skills 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 are fulfilling your Community Service Hours (20 or less) you do not need to attend the orientation. If you’re interested in volunteering, please attend Volunteer Orientation. See our Volunteer Orientation Schedule HERE. Call 760-347-4741 ext. 128 with any questions.