Volunteerism

Volunteers Play a Vital Role at Eliada!

For questions regarding volunteer opportunities, please send inquiries to Thomas Russo at .

Please note that all prospective volunteers must complete a criminal background check in order to be eligible to work in our programs. The background check form is sent directly to volunteers via email once a complete volunteer application has been submitted. Completed background check forms should be returned to Celeste Penland at .

To submit a volunteer application, please click here.  Please fill the application out in its entirety!

After application submission, Thomas Russo will be in touch to schedule a volunteer orientation.  At the orientation you will learn about Eliada, current volunteer opportunties, and discuss what is the best fit for you!

Current volunteer opportunities include:

Fundraising/Clerical:

  • Volunteer for set up, clean up, and assistance during special events;
  • Volunteer to help with donor mailings;
  • Become a church or community liaisons;
  • Volunteer to help digitize archival records;
  • Volunteer to assist in daily office/clerical work.

Eliada School of Trade Arts (ESTA):

  • Volunteer as an Academic Tutor and help students with classwork and GED attainment;
  • Volunteer to help lead character development programming;
  • Assist with transportation of students to their off campus jobs.

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  • Student athletes or athletes can volunteer to teach fitness and recreation classes including golf, tennis, cross country, basketball, soccer, and volleyball;
  • Volunteer to teach arts or craft classes on the weekend;
  • Volunteer to teach Yoga, Zumba, or other fitness class during evenings;
  • Volunteer as a guest speaker regarding “health” or “healthy living”;
  • Volunteer as a dance instructors for a dance class.

National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM) Program:

  • Volunteer to work on bikes or help with bike maintenance;
  • Volunteers can become Track Safety Supervisors (Special training required) and assist during classes;
  • Volunteer to assit with classes (this happens Monday through Saturday).

Therapeutic Animal Stewardship Cooperative (TASC) Program:

  • Assist with day-to-day animal chores and maintenance;
  • Help with classes.

Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care Programs:

  • Assist in providing supervision and activities for foster care children during monthly parent trainings.  These trainings tend to occur on the 2nd Saturday of each month during the school year, and 2nd Thursday of each month (evenings) during the Summer. Eliada staff will be present, so no volunteer serves on their own;
  • Assit in putting together training notebooks, foster parent orientation notebooks, and information packets;
  • Assist in distributing posters and recruitment materials in your local community.

Volunteers need not have specialized knowledge, but must be interested in learning!