Overview

Volunteers play an essential role in SOME’s work. While many help deliver services in our no-barrier dining rooms, others help out in our affordable homes for families and single adults (including seniors and veterans), in our Center for Employment Training, and in our medical, mental, dental, and addiction recovery health programs. Still others fill foundational and expert roles within our organization. 

Sign up to serve in our Dining Room

Below are examples of the types of volunteer opportunities we offer. If you have additional skills you feel you can offer SOME and the people we serve, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].

Advocacy

Coach client and non-client advocates, research policy, testify and meet with public officials, participate in Social Justice Reflections. 

Emergency services

Serve meals in the SOME Dining Rooms, provide or sponsor a meal, assist cooks in the kitchen, prepare weekly groceries for distribution to other SOME programs, sort and organize material donations, make a presentation to guests between breakfast and lunch.

Addiction Recovery

Facilitate groups and individual sessions as a professional counselor or a peer-support counselor.

Mental Health

Assist with all aspects of a peer-support day program (ranging from serving meals to facilitating activities).

Single Adult & Family Housing 

Tutor adults or youth, teach/coach on topics such as finances, mental health and wellness; facilitate a special one-time or regular event for residents such as a meal or game night; garden; provide childcare. 

Senior Services (day program and residential program)

Become an engagement ambassador, teach a class or workshop, facilitate a special one-time or regular event, make visits to homebound seniors, deliver meals to homebound seniors, (current and former clinical professionals in related fields highly desired).

Development & Communications

Work fundraiser events, assist with mailings and other communications, enter data.

Center for Employment Training

Canvass neighborhoods for recruitment, return phone calls from prospective students, tutor students in academics and computers, review resumes, conduct mock interviews, host students at your workplace for externships.

Professional Services

Finance, legal, IT, tax, general administrative

There are many opportunities to connect with SOME. To sign up to volunteer, please create an account on Volunteer Hub. Once registered, you may sign up for listed volunteer opportunities. If you do not see a volunteer opportunity on the calendar, but it is listed above, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]. We hope you'll reach out soon!