While we have great volunteer opportunities such as serving a healthy meal to the impoverished, or lending a hand in the Children’s Department, we welcome volunteers to bring their very own talents and skills to MVK as well. Let’s learn more about our special event volunteers and opportunities.
Residential Birthday Party Volunteer
Every month we have a dedicated volunteer, Shawn Reed, who hosts a birthday party for the children that live at Martha’s Village & Kitchen. Shawn brings all the supplies to have a themed birthday party along with cupcakes for all. In recent months, Koinonia Life Ministries, has helped out by setting up and even donating enough food for the children and parents. Volunteers can help with set up and break down of the event, by donating goody bags or providing gifts for the birthday kids. Finally, volunteers can help by coming to lend a hand at one of the games or activities set up that day.
Maria is a volunteer who has offered her time and talent by giving free haircuts to residents and/or public clients. This is a great opportunity for residents that are going to a job interview or for students that are going back to school. At times, a fresh hair cut can make anyone feel good!
Martha’s Village & Kitchen 5K
On Thanksgiving morning we will be celebrating the 12th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K benefitting Martha’s Village & Kitchen. It is anticipated that we will have around 2,500 participants and another 1,500 spectators cheering on their family and friends. As you can imagine, this event takes months of planning and volunteer support is used every step of the way.
MVK’s Development Team relies on volunteers to help recruit sponsors, get people registered for the big event and help with outreach. We look for students and youth organizations to help be our “street team” and hang up posters and flyers throughout the Coachella Valley to help spread the word. Also, volunteers can help with putting together goody bags, making cheer signs and so much more.
You can also register to run, walk or stroll in the event and fundraise for our great cause! Most noteworthy, there are top prizes and medals for our individuals, teams and fundraisers.
Day of the Event:
On Thanksgiving morning, volunteers are the backbone of our event. Volunteers help with set up, working fun booths, helping guide runners, handing out water and helping us cheer on participants. Also, volunteers help with event clean up after the event. A great way to spend the morning on El Paseo in Palm Desert. In addition, it is a great opportunity to give back and help change lives for our local neighbors in need. We hope you will join us.
Give the gift of your time by helping at MVK or with one of our special events throughout the year. Contact our Community Relations Coordinator at 760-347-4741 ext 128 and don’t forget to sign up for our emails to get updates on our 12th Annual 5K!