In 2019, volunteers provided Keystone Opportunity Center with 9,500 hours of service. Below are the opportunities we have available. We ask all volunteers to go through a volunteer orientation. Fill out the Volunteer Application, and we will be in touch with you soon.
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Keystone’s Spring Banquet committee helps plan and execute Keystone’s largest fundraiser of the year. They meet Tuesdays from January to April and help bring in sponsors, auction items and share ideas about the event.
Keystone’s youth event is a night to learn about poverty, where youth go through a soup kitchen experience, learn about poverty and sleep outside in a car, tent or cardboard structure. We need help serving soup, with some activities throughout the night and serving breakfast in the morning.
Keystone is invited to events and festivals throughout the year. Keystone’s Community Ambassadors help set up and staff the table, either all day or in shifts.
Help Keystone raise money through your own efforts. From bake sales to car washes, we have ideas on how you can make an incredible impact.
In the summer, Keystone receives grocery bags full of kid friendly food to give out to our clients. In the fall, Keystone receives grocery bags full of the ingredients to make a Thanksgiving dinner along with a $25 gift card. They are dropped off over two days, and we need help getting all of the bags stored throughout our building.
Want to help our Food Pantry from home? We have a list of different bags you can make with your friends or family.
Assist Keystone in the summer months stocking shelves and putting away deliveries.
Every Tuesday, volunteers at Fresh For All distribute 20-30 lbs of fresh produce to about 150 households.
Keystone’s housing units need maintenance all year long. Jobs are as small as changing lightbulbs and pulling weeds to as large as painting houses. These opportunities are both indoor and outdoor tasks and make great individual and group projects.
In the summer, Keystone receives new backpacks full of school supplies to give out students in need. From helping distribute them to helping at bacpack-a-thons off site, this project can span one day or several days.
Keystone’s education programs are in Souderton, Lansdale, Willow Grove and Norristown and include English as a Second Language (ESL), EL/Civics, GED, Reading, and Math. We offer three opportunities to volunteer with our students in any of our locations.
1) Keystone offers one-on-one tutoring. You would be matched with a student and meet at either a library or coffee shop. The sessions are 1.5 hours long, twice a week for a weekly commitment of 3 hours. Volunteers must have a bachelors degree.
2) Classroom aids work directly in the classroom with a group of students. Classes are 2.5 hours each, twice a week for a weekly commitment of 5 hours. The volunteer commitment is 5 hours per week. Volunteers must have a high school diploma.
3) Want to help set up the classroom? We need help on Mondays moving and setting up chairs and tables.
In December, Keystone offers a holiday reception for our clients. We distribute gift cards, coats, food and more. We need assistance with distribution of items, serving food, parking attendants and more.
Envelope stuffers, calligraphers and people who love to talk on the phone are all needed to send thank you notes and help our front desk throughout the year. 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.
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With Pennsylvania schools being closed indefinitely, we are reaching out to students and working to find ways to continue providing classes virtually. Students may contact our Education Department directly at 267-663-1001.
As COVID-19 continues to spread where people come in contact with each other, we are halting pickups at our Food Pantry while we evaluate alternative options. And please note that the Pantry is not accepting any donated items at this time. Hold onto these items and donate them after the infection period has passed.
Fresh For All
To ensure social distancing, Fresh For All will be canceled until further notice.
Clients in need can still reach out to Keystone at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling our Community Case Manager at 215-723-5430 x130.
Clients in our Rapid Rehousing programs in Bucks and Montgomery counties can continue communicating with staff while they are working remotely via the contact info provided when you joined the program, or email us at email@example.com. If you are currently experiencing homelessness and need to sign up for the program, dial 2-1-1.
Our affordable housing clients are encouraged to stay home, and are able to pay rent online by clicking here.
Keystone’s offices are closed to the public, but staff are Working remotely. Contact staff through firstname.lastname@example.org.