Current Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteer Opportunities 2017-07-28T16:22:14+00:00

We love our volunteers! Join us!

Volunteer opportunities are listed below by Opportunity Type and by Volunteer Type.
If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please fill out a Volunteer Interest Form.

By Opportunity

Teaching & Learning Coaches 2017-07-28T16:21:18+00:00

Teaching & Learning Coaches (also known as TLCs) come in direct contact with the young women and babies at The Sparrow’s Nest. They assist the house staff in nurturing and ministering to these young families. To learn more about TLC Volunteer opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Alyssa at alyssa@thesparrowsneststl.org. Before volunteering directly with our residents TLC Volunteers, at the request of our volunteer coordinator, will:

  • Complete the entire volunteer application, which includes at least 3 references and a statement of faith.
  • Complete the background check
  • Sign a confidentiality agreement
  • Attend an interview with a member of The Sparrow’s Nest staff to discuss skills, interests and opportunities and to determine fit for both the volunteer and The Sparrow’s Nest.
  • Volunteer as an Event, Group or Support Volunteer, or all 3, and complete online and in-person training for a total (combined volunteer and training time) of 36 hours over a period of 6 months prior to having direct contact with our residents. Click here to learn more about our TLC volunteer training.
Supporter Appreciation 2017-07-28T16:10:08+00:00

The Sparrow’s Nest has a tremendous base of supporters for which we’re very grateful. If you love telling people they ARE making a difference, these might be great for you:

  • Host a Volunteer Appreciation Event
  • Write thank you notes to our supporters including donors, volunteers and sponsors
  • Visit supporters to express our gratitude
  • Make baked good items to share with supporters or at events
Administrative 2017-07-28T14:23:33+00:00

Do you lean more toward the administrative side? Here are some great opportunities for you:

  • Write thank you notes
  • Assist our office manager with daily tasks
  • Assist with data entry
  • Stuff and stamp envelopes for mailings (particularly good opportunity for groups)
Marketing 2017-07-28T14:08:27+00:00

If you have a gift for the written word, have a background in marketing or are interested in all things social media, here are some great volunteer opportunities for you:

  • Write and create social media content for Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Develop a marketing plan and promotions to advertise events, services, fundraisers, etc.
  • Write articles for the newsletter and blog
Major Events 2017-07-28T15:46:39+00:00

The Sparrow’s Nest holds 3 major events a year. Click below to go to their respective volunteer pages:

Here are the types of opportunities available with these events:

* Planning Crew

  • Decorations/Signage
  • Food/Drink
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Design/Printing
  • Volunteer Management
  • Registration

* Event Day

  • Set up/Decorations
  • Registration
  • Food/Drink
  • Photography
  • Parking
  • VIP/Sponsor liaison
  • Clean up

 

Facility Maintenance 2017-08-05T17:59:08+00:00

We have a schedule for maintenance jobs. This list can be shared with groups or group leaders. The tasks vary greatly and range from replacing light bulbs or furnace filters to painting the exterior of the house or helping to expand our parking areas.

Tasks especially good for groups include:

  • Assist in landscaping or maintenance projects throughout the year
  • Participate in Spring Deep Cleaning
  • Participate in our Monthly Serve Day

By Volunteer Type

Teaching & Learning Coaches 2017-07-28T16:21:18+00:00

Teaching & Learning Coaches (also known as TLCs) come in direct contact with the young women and babies at The Sparrow’s Nest. They assist the house staff in nurturing and ministering to these young families. To learn more about TLC Volunteer opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Alyssa at alyssa@thesparrowsneststl.org. Before volunteering directly with our residents TLC Volunteers, at the request of our volunteer coordinator, will:

  • Complete the entire volunteer application, which includes at least 3 references and a statement of faith.
  • Complete the background check
  • Sign a confidentiality agreement
  • Attend an interview with a member of The Sparrow’s Nest staff to discuss skills, interests and opportunities and to determine fit for both the volunteer and The Sparrow’s Nest.
  • Volunteer as an Event, Group or Support Volunteer, or all 3, and complete online and in-person training for a total (combined volunteer and training time) of 36 hours over a period of 6 months prior to having direct contact with our residents. Click here to learn more about our TLC volunteer training.
Supporter Appreciation 2017-07-28T16:10:08+00:00

The Sparrow’s Nest has a tremendous base of supporters for which we’re very grateful. If you love telling people they ARE making a difference, these might be great for you:

  • Host a Volunteer Appreciation Event
  • Write thank you notes to our supporters including donors, volunteers and sponsors
  • Visit supporters to express our gratitude
  • Make baked good items to share with supporters or at events
Administrative 2017-07-28T14:23:33+00:00

Do you lean more toward the administrative side? Here are some great opportunities for you:

  • Write thank you notes
  • Assist our office manager with daily tasks
  • Assist with data entry
  • Stuff and stamp envelopes for mailings (particularly good opportunity for groups)
Developmentally Disabled Adults 2017-07-28T16:25:59+00:00

Developmentally disabled adults were among the first groups to generously volunteer their time at The Sparrow’s Nest. Here are some ways groups or individuals can be involved:

* Assist in mailings

* Volunteer at events throughout the year

* Submit art or articles for Guest blogs

For Kids & Teens 2017-07-28T16:24:30+00:00

In case you didn’t know, we love kids of all ages! We especially love giving them opportunities to serve. Here are some ways kids and teens can volunteer at The Sparrow’s Nest:

* Write letters of support to local businesses and legislature

* Make thank you cards

* Hold your own fundraiser such as a car wash, lemonade stand, penny drive, etc.

* Write or draw guest blogs

* Watch younger children at Sparrow Staff meetings

 

Marketing 2017-07-28T14:08:27+00:00

If you have a gift for the written word, have a background in marketing or are interested in all things social media, here are some great volunteer opportunities for you:

  • Write and create social media content for Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Develop a marketing plan and promotions to advertise events, services, fundraisers, etc.
  • Write articles for the newsletter and blog
Facility Maintenance 2017-08-05T17:59:08+00:00

We have a schedule for maintenance jobs. This list can be shared with groups or group leaders. The tasks vary greatly and range from replacing light bulbs or furnace filters to painting the exterior of the house or helping to expand our parking areas.

Tasks especially good for groups include:

  • Assist in landscaping or maintenance projects throughout the year
  • Participate in Spring Deep Cleaning
  • Participate in our Monthly Serve Day