Volunteers, Interns, and Work-Study Students
Due to Covid-19, we are not currently utilizing volunteers at our family shelter, Pear Blossom Place. If you are interested in volunteering for our other programs or to support the organization in general, here are a few areas we can use your help:
- Volunteer at our donation station, M-W-F 10am-2pm
- Write thank you letters
- Help rebuild our website
- Monthly clean-up/yard maintenance at Pear Blossom Place
We are open to other creative ways to engage and utilize volunteers during this time! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Maija at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one's ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them.” – Harriet Naylor
Brenda Grall has been volunteering for over a year and has found her experience working at the shelter beyond gratifying. “You can't expect change unless you're willing to put the time in” Brenda says. “It can be as big or as little as your heart wants it to be. Make a difference. Put your bias aside”, she says. Volunteering has helped her feel more connected to the realities our neighbors face right here in our community. In her work, she has met a great group of volunteers who share the same mindset. “We're each a speck of sand—we all add our own story and magic to the two hours we spend here.” – Brenda Grall
Do you have a special skill, talent, area of interest, training you offer, or an idea of how you would like to support families? We would love to hear about it! The Family Support Center of South Sound is always looking for new workshops to offer to families at our shelter Pear Blossom Place; this may include arts and crafts, resume building workshop, or architectural drawing 101. If you have an idea of a workshop or activity you would like help lead, please contact Maija Glasier-Lawson today.