Volunteer: on a regular or occasional basis.
No matter how you'd like to be involved, there is an opportunity that will suit your schedule and desires. Take a look at the following opportunities, then contact us — you'll join the hundreds of islanders who contribute thousands of hours. And each and every person . . . and hour . . . is needed!
Work in Our Office
Our office volunteers are the "front line" in meeting and helping our clients — those in need. Working four-hour shifts (either from 9AM to 1PM, or 1PM to 5PM) the office volunteers answer phones and/or meet walk-in clients as the first form of contact. They document client needs — everything pertinent to their request for help — then follow-up by validating those needs so a support decision can be made quickly and thoroughly.
Perhaps you can't commit to a regular schedule, but you could help out occasionally. That would be great, because we're always in need of "substitute" office volunteers who can take over when our "regulars" are unable to work on their assigned day. There is a training session, so you can quickly be brought up to speed on your role and its requirements. Usually, sitting in for a session with a regular also gives you a good feel for how things work.
Work in our Food Pantry
Our self select pantry needs volunteers as shopping escorts when clients are scheduled to shop. We also provide delivery of food to those who are unable to come to the pantry. In addition our food volunteers sort and shelve food as it comes in each day. Food volunteers usually work a specific day each week.
Deep Well also maintains a list of people we can call on who are willing to do a variety of jobs that don't occur on a regular basis. For example, shopping for specific food items, sorting food after a large food drive, shopping for clothing or shoes for a specific client.
This program welcomes anyone with handyman, around-the-house skills who can help us with repairs and renovations of local houses and mobile homes. Skills needed: carpentry/building, plumbing, electrical. We need your help!
Holidays and Other "One-Time" Jobs
There are even more volunteer opportunities for those who can't give time on a regular basis. For example, in November and December — our busiest time of the year — we need help in many ways, on many days:
— food drive assistance
— packing and delivering holiday food
— helping stock and re-stock our "Santa Shop" during early December
From time to time, we'll have other special needs, so feel free to check anytime to see how you can help.
Our strong Hispanic population requires that we have Spanish-speaking volunteers. In large part, this work can be done right from your home, with Deep Well giving you the phone number of a client for you to contact, obtain the required client information, then call, fax or e-mail it in to our office.
To volunteer e-Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org,