The Matthews House offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults 18+. These include becoming a Homework Helper or Children’s Activities volunteer, supporting special events, mentoring, helping with one of our weekly youth activities, and much more.
Homework Helpers is an after school program for students in grades 2-8. Homework Helpers is offered Monday-Friday at both of our Community Life Centers. Students get a healthy snack from the Food Bank, enjoy free play time, and have designated homework time. Homework Helpers volunteers build positive relationships with the students, facilitate activities, and help students with homework. Volunteers work one day per week from 3:30-5:30 at one of the Community Life Centers.
The HOST Home Program is an opportunity for volunteers to house youth and young adults needing temporary housing. This is not foster care; parents still have access to the youth while they are at the HOST Home. HOST families simply offer a safe, stable place for a youth going through crisis or in transition. HOST volunteers must be 21 years old and must be able to prove their home is suitable for a youth to live. HOST volunteers must be able to take a placement for three weeks up to four months.
To learn more about becoming a HOST Home, contact our HOST Home Coordinator at email@example.com.
You will need to complete an online application, interview with our Volunteer Coordinator, and pass a background check. You may also call (970) 286-1446 with questions.