Tumbleweed Volunteer Projects are an integral part of Tumbleweed’s vision to end youth homelessness in our community. Our projects are easily adaptable for individuals and groups – including projects that range from sorting donations to working directly with our youth.

Every day, volunteers make a difference in the lives of the youth and young adults at Tumbleweed. This support is invaluable and increases our capacity to serve those in need. Volunteers spread our message as ambassadors, make resources available and easily accessible, and impact the daily lives of our youth.

Please find our volunteer opportunities below:

* Due to COVID-19, the majority of our volunteer opportunities have been temporarily suspended. Please contact us to learn more about how you can get involved.


DONATION SORTER

We receive so much love and support from our community in the form of donations – food, hygiene items, and clothing. Help us sort through all our amazing donations and organize them into the right resource rooms. Everyday, youth receive items from each of these rooms. Will you help us restock and organize our shelves to ensure we always have stocked supplies for youth to use?

*May include standing for sustained periods of time and bending down for those hard to reach shelves

KEEP OUR FACILITIES SPARKLING!

The Drop-in Center at Tumbleweed provides youth the access and opportunity to do their laundry, take a hot shower, and hang out / enjoy a meal in our center. We are seeking volunteers to help maintain and clean these Drop in Center facilities, helping to provide the best experience for our youth. Duties may include vacuuming, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, disinfecting surfaces, ect.

FEED OUR DROP-IN CENTER YOUTH

Every afternoon during the week, Tumbleweed serves a hot meal for youth who stop into our Drop-in Center. The Drop in Center is not a shelter, but it provides an important space for youth to escape the elements and, for a short time, a chance to rest and refocus. We depend on our volunteers to provide a hot and yummy meal for approximately 25-30 hungry young adults to enjoy during this time.

*Meals can be prepared at a location and time of your choice!

BAKED GOODS!

There is nothing our youth love more than home-made baked goods when they come into Tumbleweed! Bake (or purchase) your favorite treat and drop it off to Tumbleweed’s main office for our youth to enjoy in our lobby or Drop-in Center.

SERVE WITH OUR YOUTH

Drop-in Center Volunteer – We would like energetic, patient, and empathetic volunteers to spend time with our young adults in our mid-day Drop-in Center Program. We would love to explore skill sets you have that would be a good match for our youth. Some previous examples of Drop-in Center volunteer activities include painting/drawing with youth, playing basketball, and bringing in a therapy animal.

Teach Life Skills – Our life skills classes are an optional time for our youth to opt into, to learn more about a subject or activity of your choice or profession. These classes typically take place in the late afternoon. Previous life skill classes have been self defense, Planned Parenthood, personal finance, yoga.

SHARE YOUR GREAT IDEA

We have found that the most creative and awesome ideas have come from our volunteers! Do you have an idea for a project? We would love to hear it! Call 406-259-2558 to be in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator, and let’s brainstorm!

Other past volunteer projects have been:

  • Decorating our chalkboard wall
  • Bringing in a therapy animal for Drop-in Center
  • Planning, prepping, maintaining garden beds
  • Helping with recycling

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up using the link below or call 406-259-2558 to speak with our Volunteer Coordinator!

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