Mentor/Volunteer Opportunities
 

Whether you have a few hours once a year or a few hours a week, you can make a difference right here in Danbury, CT… you can help transform a city one life at a time.  Jericho is here to encourage, equip and empower you.

If you don't see anything that suits your gifts, tell us on the form (accessed below). We'll do our best to customize an opportunity for you.

current Volunteer opportunities

Reading Buddy - Great Plain, South Street, or King Street elementary schools: Work with a small group of students in classroom (under teacher's guidance) to support learning

  • In hour-long blocks (you choose how many!) in most cases between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm., depending on the school, usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We're serving kindergartners through and 5th graders in this expansion of our CityServe program

Tutor through Jericho’s after-school Academic Tutoring Program: Help a student attain or maintain grade-level reading skills and reach their academic potential

  • Mondays through Thursdays: Kindergarten through 5th grade, 3:30 to 5:00 pm, as you’re able (help with school work, rec time, snacks)

  • Mondays through Thursdays: Grade 6 to 12, 3:00 to 5:30 pm, as you're able (help with school work)


CleanStart Team Leader: Supervise and work with our homeless neighbors who participate in this work-readiness program (seasonal, part of CityServe)

  • Through CityServe, Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, as you're able, and during the spring, summer and early fall seasons


Jericho Welcome Desk Receptionist: Greet people in person and on the phone with the love of Christ and assist them as they first come to Jericho's offices at 13 Rose St.

  • Mondays - Fridays, 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m., as you're able


Administrator/event helper: Help various ministries raise funds by planning events and following up with supporters (prepare and send thank-you notes, etc.)

  • Through various ministries, including Jericho, Samaritan Health Center, Good Samaritan Mission, YoungLives, Athletes of Christ, etc., as you're able


Coffee-Roaster

  • At Good Samaritan Mission, as needed; a small number of volunteers are needed to participate in their new coffee-roasting venture, which will provide funding for its programs, and work therapy for residents. Contact Mark at mgrasso@gsminc.org.


Translator: Assist individuals who speak Spanish or Portuguese and help them navigate through their time at Jericho

  • At Samaritan Health Center, weekdays except Thursday, as you're able

  • Be available for other Jericho Ministry Partners as needed


Mentor: Come alongside a boy, girl, or man recovering from addiction in a longer-term relationship

  • Through Pathways Boys' Mentoring (commitment is approximately 3-4 meetings/relationship-building outings every month throughout your mentee's middle and/or high school career)

  • Through Naomi Girls' Mentoring (commitment is approximately 3-4 meetings/relationship-building outings every month throughout your mentee's middle and/or high school career)

  • Through Discipleship House (with a man in recovery, commitment varies, any day, non-business hours preferred)


Food Server/Prep: Demonstrate love to adults and kids in our after-school program by serving and, in some cases, preparing/purchasing food or snacks:

  • At S.A.Y. After-school program, daily during the school year as you're able, and during the summer

  • At Spring Street Neighborhood Center, after school, and/or during the summer

  • At YoungLives meetings (serving teen moms); there is also an opportunity to prepare/purchase meals


Driver: Demonstrate love to our kids by driving them to and from our programs

  • Through S.A.Y. Yes! After-school Program; at 5:30 weekdays to take students from our Center at 13 Rose St. to their homes around the inner city.