Volunteer

Welcome to ProJeCt of Easton, where our mission is to build a better community by helping people help themselves. With the help of volunteers like you, we prepare individuals to succeed in work, school, and life. We believe our service to our clients and sensitivity to their rights and needs will and must be paramount. Maturity, a sense of responsibility, and devotion to our clients’ needs and services are expected of all volunteers. 

Thank you for choosing to volunteer at ProJeCt! The donation of your time, talents, and energy helps us reach more than 5,000 greater Lehigh Valley residents each year. We are excited to have your help in our efforts to address the issues faced by the disadvantaged in our community.

Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Food Pantry

The ProJeCt of Easton Food Pantry offers unique volunteer opportunities for you to feel passionate about. Volunteers should be punctual, dependable, comfortable in diverse settings, and respectful to clients and team members.

 

Food Pantry shifts are available during the following days/times: 

Mondays from 9:30am-12:30pm & Thursdays from 9:30am-12:30pm;12:30pm-3:30pm

  • Reception / Administrative Support: In this role you will welcome clients to the Food Pantry, record data into spreadsheets, create/edit documents, and assist in answering phone calls.

  • Food Pantry Shopping Assistant: In this role you will work directly with the clients who depend on our Food Pantry to help make ends meet and make a difference in the lives of families, senior citizens, and people with disabilities. As a shopping assistant you will accompany clients in selecting items and interact with clients in a friendly manner.

  • Food Pantry Distribution Runner: In this role you will provide assistance in stocking the shelves, helping clients who need assistance taking groceries to their vehicles, and taking donations to the storage area for processing.

  • Shelf Stocker: In this role you will restock Food Pantry shelves as needed.

Fowler Literacy Center

Fowler Literacy Center truly encompasses our motto of "Helping People Help Themselves". Fowler Literacy Center gives people the tools and education they need to achieve self-sufficiency and success. Fowler Literacy centers offers Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED®), English as a Second Language (ESL), and assistance with preparation for the U.S. Citizenship test is also offered.

Volunteers should be motivating and patient in order to meet the diverse needs of adult learners. 

Class times: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm and Monday-Wednesday 6:00pm- 8:15pm.

Shifts vary based on classroom schedules. 

  • Reception / Administrative Support: In this role you will welcome clients to the office, record data into spreadsheets, create/edit documents, and answer phone calls. 

  • Adult Education Tutor: In this role you will meet with adult learners for a minimum of 3 hours per week on a one-on-one basis, in small groups, or during classes; Bachelor's Degree Required .

  • Adult Education Classroom Assistant: In this role you will provide assistance to teachers during classes, meet with adult learners in small groups or one-on-one; Current College Student or Associate’s Degree Required.

  • Mentorship Program: In this role you will present to a class of Adult Education students about your career, field of expertise, or other applicable employment skills.

  •  Test Proctor: As a test proctor of the CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems) or GED (General Education Development),  you will ensure a controlled testing environment that will allow test-takers to perform to the very best of their abilities. Online training provided at Fowler Literacy Center required. The training will quickly teach the essentials of administering tests. These are hands-on, user-friendly, self-paced tutorials to become familiar with using CASAS eTests and GED test, in a proctor role. Allow approximately 2 hrs. to complete CASAS training and 4 hours to complete GED training. Time commitment: 2-10 hours per week, depending on need. ·Testing hours: CASAS: M-Th. 9:30am-12pm, M-W 6pm – 8p GED: Th.12pm – 4pm, Fri. 12pm – 4pm

Early Childhood Education Program: 

  • Lunch time aide: In this role you will assist the classroom teacher and aides in serving lunch to preschool students. Tasks include: serving lunch, cutting fruits, opening lunches, and cleaning up.

    • In addition to lunch, the classroom teacher would love to have a volunteer accompany the class on their walk through town. ​

  • Hours: Lunch: 10:45 AM-11:45 AM; Walk- 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    • Volunteers may choose both opportunities or just lunch. ​

 

Get started as a volunteer:

The first step in our volunteer process is to fill out an application by clicking the link below. Once we have received your application, our Development team will reach out to you about volunteer orientation. During orientation, you will go over our volunteer handbook, tour our facilities, and fill out all necessary paperwork. Some volunteer opportunities require more in depth training, as well. If you do not currently have your PA Child Abuse clearance, Pennsylvania Background Check (PATCH), National Sex Offender Registration (NSOR), and FBI Fingerprints (only if you have not been a resident of PA at least 10 years), then you will be given the paperwork to complete those. Once all steps have been completed you will be able to start choosing your shifts and making a difference in your community! 

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