Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Volunteers are vital to our program. Precious Life Shelter could not be where it is today without the many amazing volunteers that have helped us out. You can volunteer individually, bring a friend, make it a family event, or bring a group from school or church.
If you would like to volunteer with us, please download and print the following forms and call 562-431-5025 for the best time to bring them in.
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Events: Help organize and carry out annual events. Join an event planning committee. Help us decorate. Help us sell tickets. These are some ways you can help out with our events. Groups are always welcome to volunteer at events!
Office Volunteer: Half-day shifts from 9 am-1 pm and 1 pm-5 pm. File, answer phones, complete phone intakes for prospective clients, and work on side projects as time permits.
Thrift Shop Volunteer: Any given day in the thrift shop, you’ll sort through clothing and other donated items, price items, and help keep the whole store tidy and clean. We have special need for volunteers during our big sales, which include the Blowout Sale every 2nd Saturday of the month, an anniversary sale on the 25th of each month in 2017, and a Dollar Sale on the last Thursday of every month.
Share-A-Meal Program: Experience a family-style dinner with our residents. Volunteers provide the meal and some much-needed social time after clean-up. Bring along games, cards, etc. for some added fun.
Maintenance Helper & Groundskeeper: PLS is always in need of handy helpers with electrical, plumbing, or carpentry skills to be on-call when something goes awry. We also have need for someone with a green thumb to help plant, weed and beautify our homey landscape.
Grant Writer: Find new opportunities and write for monetary grants. As a private non-profit, much of our operating costs are derived from grants. We're currently seeking someone with knowledge of or interest in the grant writing process to help bring in funds for PLS.
Health & Education Instructor/Professional:Offered on-site every Tuesday and Thursday to our residents as part of our overall goal to enhance client self-sufficiency and capability, our H&E Program covers topics related to maternal health, job preparation, resume writing, Infant and Child CPR, First Aid, breastfeeding, art projects, computer skills, and more. Special need for a Labor & Delivery Nurse.
Mentor: Meet one-on-one with resident twice monthly. Act as role model and stable force in client’s life. Activities could include a picnic lunch, special event outing, or a simple conversation.
Birth Coach: Help prepare resident mentally and physically for labor. Accompany the resident to the hospital for childbirth, help advocate for the resident’s chosen birth plans while in hospital.
Tutor: Remedial and basic reading, writing, and math skills to be worked on in one-on-one setting with clients. Tutors provide ongoing help to the resident finishing the high school diploma or studying for the GED.
Infant Care Center Assistant: Help the Infant Care Center Director and teachers care for babies during business hours of the work week. Must pay for and pass a background check and TB test before starting.
Babysitting: Come babysit for infants and toddlers on Tuesday and Thursday nights while their mothers are in class from 7-8:30 pm.