Get Involved

Once people learn about the value of this work, they often want to get involved. And we are so encouraged by that!

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Types of volunteering most helpful to The Beacon:

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Labor

Set up a time at The Beacon to help with a variety of needs including:

  • Yardwork
  • Painting
  • Outdoor projects
  • Provide transportation for clients to work, run errands, etc.
  • Other needs

Saturday Night Socials

Plan a fun game or activity with snacks or dinner. Past socials have included:

  • Bingo (with inexpensive prizes)
  • Completing a craft
  • Cooking together
  • Watching a movie

It can be simple to be effective! It's all about fun and connection.

Cake Gala Committee

The Committee meets from March – October, culminating in our annual fundraising event at The River Center. Subcommittees include:

  • Silent Auction
  • Gift Cards
  • Cake Organization
  • Decorations & Administration

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors meets once per month and is committed to engagement and equity. We encourage applicants who represent the diversity of clients that we serve, including people of color, people in the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and people with lived experience related to addiction, homelessness, or incarceration.

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Next Steps

If you are interested in volunteering, complete the following steps and submit your application! We take client care seriously, and this will provide you with some of the information and support you need to successfully interact with our clients.

1  Read the content on this website.

2  Watch the video below.

Review the Volunteer Agreement that you will sign upon arrival at The Beacon.

4 Read one of these books: White Fragility or Becoming Ms. Burton. (only required for those interested in Saturday Night Socials, transportation, or the Board of Directors.)

5  Complete the application below.

6  Wait to hear from a staff or Board member about the next steps!

Volunteer Application


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