Volunteers


What I like about volunteering at Our Place, and what keeps me committed, is the purpose, the staff, the peer volunteers, and of course, most importantly, the participants. What I have gained from my experience is getting to know many delightful individuals with open hearts, open minds, gentle souls, thoughtful insights and wonderful senses of humor all the while dealing with their own challenges. Inspiring!
— Our Place volunteer Robin

Community volunteers are an integral part of our mission and a key to the success of our programs. Our art programs are run by volunteers who are former teachers and artists. Volunteers act as Celebrity Chefs, providing instruction in healthy meal preparation. Retired business people provide motivation and individualized attention to participants in exercise and social skills programs.

Community members act as job coaches in our vocational training program at the Township Food Pantry. High school and college students act as peer mentors, providing friendship and social skills modeling for participants. A retired human resources professional advises on staff development, organization and board development. Join our volunteer family – it will change your life.


 
Our Place gives me more than I give to it. I learn so much about myself
— Debbie D