Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Adults, 18 years of age and older, who would like to find a volunteer opportunity with a Sterling House program must make an appointment to meet with the Volunteer Director. A completed application must be submitted prior to an interview.

Adult volunteer opportunities vary at Sterling House. Most opportunities are project oriented that have a start and end date. Click to download: Adult Volunteer Application

For court ordered community service, please fill out the COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE FORM

Food Pantry Assistants
Resource Connections Program
As needed Monday-Thursday 10AM-2PM or 11 AM -3PM
Tasks: Carry all incoming food donations into the basement. Sort through food for expired date. Shelf the remaining food. Sometimes carry prepared food bags upstairs for the client.
Requirements: Minimum age of 13 years old and in 7th grade or older. Complete a Youth Volunteer Information Form or Adult Volunteer Application (18 years old or older). Must be able-bodied because bending, lifting, and carrying are involved. Food can be delivered at any time so volunteer commitment to a schedule and time is very important.
Contact: Pam Robertson 203-378-2606 Ext. 113 probertson@sterlinghousecc.org

 

Christmas Tree Delivery Helpers

Saturday, November 26th, 8:00am. Help is needed for 1 – 2 hours to unload truck, carry and stack trees and set up trees on racks.

Requirements: Minimum age of 13 years old and in 7th grade or older. Captains must be at least 18 years old. Complete the Youth Volunteer Form or Adult Volunteer Application (18 years old and older). Not limited to but able-bodied preferred to carry and lift trees. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear clothes you do not mind getting a little dirty. Bring own work gloves which help to keep sap off hands.

Christmas Tree Sale Helpers

Nov 26th through Dec 20th (at the latest)

Monday – Friday Shifts
5:30-7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday Shifts
8:30am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Tasks: The helpers and captain work as a team to manage the sale: Watch over the trees, help customers select a tree, load and tie off tree onto customer’s vehicle and keep the area presentable. Only adults are allowed to use electric saw and handle the point of sale with customers.

Requirements: Minimum age of 13 years old and in 7th grade or older. Captains must be at least 18 years old. Complete the Youth Volunteer Form or Adult Volunteer Application (18 years old and older). Not limited to but able-bodied preferred to carry and lift trees. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear clothes you do not mind getting a little dirty. Bring own work gloves which help to keep sap off hands.

Contact Pam Robertson at Sterling House, 203-378-2606 or email probertson@sterlinghousecc.org for additional information.

Coaches/Assistant Coaches
Athletics-Basketball, Lacrosse, Spring & Fall Soccer
Days and times vary depending on schedules of each age group.
Tasks: Teach players the basic skills of basketball, teamwork & sportsmanship.
Requirements: Junior or Senior in High School and older to coach or be an assistant coach for a team. Have a volunteer interest in coaching basketball. Complete the Youth Volunteer Information Form or Adult Volunteer Application (18 years old and older) and everyone must complete the Coach Profile Form. Click to download the Volunteer Coach Profile.
Organize and run one practice per week in December and one practice per week in January & February. Must also be available one evening per week and each Saturday to coach during scheduled games. Times and days are to be determined based on number of teams and gym availability.
Contact: Bill O’Brien, Senior Program/Athletic Director 203-378-2606 Ext.105 bobrien@sterlinghousecc.org

Soccer Mentor/Shadow
Athletics – Spring Instructional Soccer
Days and times to be determined
Tasks: Mentors are needed to shadow 4-5 year olds to help redirect and focus their energy and enthusiasm.
Requirements: Must be 13 years old and in 7th grade or older. Complete either the Youth Volunteer Information Form or Adult Volunteer Application (18 years old and older) and everyone must complete the Coach Profile Form.
Contact: Bill O’Brien,Senior Program/Athletic Director 203-378-2606 Ext.105 bobrien@sterlinghousecc.org

Coaches/Assistant Coaches
Athletics – Basketball, Lacrosse, Spring & Fall Soccer
Days and times vary depending on schedules of each age group
Tasks: Teach players the basic skills of soccer, teamwork & sportsmanship.
Requirements: Junior or Senior in High School and older to coach or be an assistant coach for a team. Have a volunteer interest in coaching soccer. Complete the Youth Volunteer Information Form or Adult Volunteer Application (18 years old and older) and everyone must complete the Coach Profile Form.
Organize and run one practice during the week on a day of your choice. Must also be available each Saturday to coach scheduled games. Times are to determined based on number of teams.
Contact: Bill O’Brien,Senior Program/Athletic Director 203-378-2606 Ext.105 bobrien@sterlinghousecc.org

Volunteer Committees of the Board of Directors
Personnel/Legal, Physical Plant, Ambassadors/Development, Finance,
For additional questions about special events, committees or volunteer committees of the Board of Directors. Contact: Amanda Meeson 203-378-2606 Ext. 103 ameeson@sterlinghousecc.org

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