Volunteer / Join a Project
Your time is powerful.
The benefits of volunteering for the community are undisputed. But did you know there are just as many benefits to the volunteer as there are to the people they are serving? Spending your time helping others and doing good has been linked to reduced levels of stress, lower rates of depression, and feeling a sense of purpose and connection.
There will be no volunteering in July 2022. While you enjoy summer, staff will be busy reorganizing the Volunteer Center.
Please note: As an organization dedicated to public health, we feel it is our responsibility to do what is right for the public good. Therefore, we will be requiring all staff, volunteers, and anyone entering our building to show proof of full vaccination and wear a mask following safety guidelines while in our building.
In Person Volunteer Shifts for Individuals
Please read the important information below:
- Volunteers must show proof of full COVID vaccination and wear a mask following our safety guidelines while in our building.
- All volunteers must sign up for volunteer shifts in advance via our new web sign up system.
- Once signed up, you will receive a confirmation email and then another email reminder 3 days prior to each shift. If you cannot attend that shift, please click the cancelation link in that email to let us know. Since spots are limited, it is important for you to use that link and let us know if you are unable to attend for any reason.
- Shift size will be limited to ensure safe physical distancing.
- We will disinfect surfaces frequently.
Volunteer shifts will be the following:
- Tuesday Morning 10am -12pm – PACKING
- Tuesday Afternoon 1-3 pm – PACKING
- Wednesday Morning 10am -12pm – SORTING
- Wednesday Afternoon 1-3 pm – PACKING
- Thursday Morning 10am -12pm – SORTING
RECURRING SLOTS will happen every week on the same day/time for a 3 month period. If you sign up for this, you are committing to come every week for 3 months. If you can’t make it one week, of course, you may call off. To join one, click here.
SINGLE SHIFTS will be good for a specific date and time. These will be listed for sign up as available 7 days before the shift occurs. To join one, click here.
In Person Group Volunteering
Group Volunteering: Make a World of Difference
Aside from the obvious benefits, volunteering with a group you belong to offers additional bonuses. Group volunteering is a great team building activity. Working together to achieve a common goal, you get to know your fellow group members in a new way and see them in a different light. People have the opportunity to practice skills and step up in ways they may not usually. This is your time to shine! We provide the projects, the purpose, and the music. You bring the willingness and the fun.
To schedule, CLICK HERE.
Studies show that Corporate Volunteerism not only increases employee morale and improves team/staff relations, but also enhances the perception of their brand. According to a recent article in Business News Daily, a study on corporate volunteerism, done by Deloitte, found that “an overwhelming majority – 89% – of employees think organizations that sponsor volunteer activities offer a better overall working environment. In addition, 70% believe volunteer activities are more likely to boost staff morale than company-sponsored happy hours, with more than three-quarters saying volunteering is essential to employee well-being.
We offer Corporate Team Volunteer Experiences on Fridays. Groups of up to 30 people can choose a shift from either 10:00am-12:00pm or 1:00-3:00pm. We begin with a tour and discussion of our work. This adds to the experience, as volunteers learn about and connect to the impact of their time. We ask Corporate Groups to make a donation of $250 to accompany their volunteer shift. This helps cover delivery of the donations you sort and pack to where they are needed most.
See more details on our Corporate Volunteering Experiences here.
To schedule a shift or for more information, CLICK HERE.
Remote Volunteer Opportunities for All – Pack Personal Care Kits
Not comfortable volunteering in person? We get it. You can still help Global Links by assembling Personal Care Kits at home!
Register Here to receive detailed written and video instructions and get started!
Family Volunteer Days
Make a difference together over the holidays!
Global Links has always valued children as capable members of society and welcomed them as volunteers. Through our dedicated Family Volunteer Days, families with children of all ages can work together in a supportive and educational environment.
We invite you and your family to experience this for yourselves by participating in an upcoming Family Volunteer Day. When you do something to contribute to society beyond yourself, you feel good. And you want to do more. And that is good for everyone.
Family Volunteers Days will be scheduled for Nov. and Dec. of 2022 and registration links will be available in the fall.