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Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are an essential part of the work we do.

McAuley Ministries relies upon the skills and kindness of more than 200 volunteers.

They help children with homework. They cut vegetables and serve plates of hot food. They sort clothing. They teach art, mow the lawn and welcome visitors.

Volunteer opportunities exist for:

Individuals: Many opportunities exist throughout the week for individuals seeking to donate time and talent in their community.

Organizations: Church and school groups can serve meals at McAuley House, sponsor events at McAuley Village, and lead clothing drives for the Warde-robe, among other opportunities. Hold a fund raiser such as a bake sale, pretend lunch, or walk for hunger walkathon.

Corporate partners: Companies can arrange for team-building volunteer opportunities as part of the Lunch on Us at McAuley House sponsorship program.

Volunteer opportunities are available at our three ministries:

McAuley House

  • Food preparation and service: Help prepare and serve the day's meal. Possible times are between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Van drivers: Help our kitchen manager pick up food donations at local stores.
  • Office work: Answer the telephone, make copies, perform data entry.
  • Enrichment activities: Offer opportunities such as leading a choir, anger management, knitting, crafts and other activities.

For available opportunites please contact:

Mary Moore, administrator
Phone: 401-941-9013 ext. 302
Email: mmoore@mcauleyri.org

McAuley Village

  • Tutors: Offer assistance with women preparing for their GED tests. Help is needed with basic math, reading, and writing skills. Hours of assistance can be flexible.
  • Mentors: Professional and self-assured women can offer invaluable assistance to women who need guidance and support while moving from homelessness and poverty to independence and self-sufficiency. Our single parent women can also use support and advice while learning to develop child-rearing and child-nurturing skills.
  • Child Care Assistants: Children love one-on-one attention. We welcome adults and seniors who can offer story-telling, assistance during play time and craft-activity time. Best hours are from Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For available opportunities please contact:

Rev. Michele Matott
Phone: 401-467-3630 ext. 10
Email: mmatott@mcauleyri.org

The Warde-robe

  • Clothing organizers: Sort donated clothing and hang items in our shopping area.
  • Retail help: Greet and assist customers.

For available opportunites please contact:

Donna Benetti, manager
Phone: 401-729-0405
Email: dbenetti@mcauleyri.org


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