As a non-profit organization Keystone Opportunity Center relies heavily upon volunteers. Following are some Volunteer opportunities offered at Keystone.
English as a Second Language Tutors
Over 600 students are assisted in Keystone Opportunity Center’s tutoring program every year. Due to an increasing volume of students, tutor volunteers are needed now more than ever. These tutors would work one-on-one or in small group instruction with students, who because of job schedules, special needs, or teacher recommendations can not be in class.
Tutors go through a twelve hour training program and then are matched with a student who needs assistance.
The Transitional Housing Program and the Interfaith Hospitality Network serve families overcoming homelessness. In order to meet the goals that clients have set for themselves it is beneficial to have extra help in the following areas:
Transportation – to and from job interviews, doctors appointments and classes
Budget Counselors – these specialized volunteers are trained and provided ongoing guidance by the Financial Educator
Keystone’s office buildings, transitional housing units and day centers need maintenance all year long. Jobs are as small as changing lightbulbs to as large as painting houses, and are both indoor and outdoor tasks.
Event planners, envelope stuffers, and people who love to talk on the phone are all needed to help keep the programs of Keystone Opportunity Center financially stable. Tasks are larger at certain times of the year.
Keystone often has needs for groups to accomplish a larger task – such as moving food from the food pantry storage into the pantry, or cleaning out an apartment between tenants. These tasks are great opportunities for youth groups, church groups, boy scout troops, or community clubs.
If any of these opportunities interest you please call Vicki at 215-723-5430 at ext. 106 for more information or click on the link below to fill out an application.