The Montrose Center’s volunteer-based model relies on contributions from the community to keep our Center running and to bring special opportunities to youth and seniors. Upcoming volunteer training dates and fundraising events are listed on our online calendar.
Host a Drive
Collect food, socks, underwear, toiletries, first apartment kits, or art kit supplies to help us meet the needs of the LGBTQ homeless and at-risk youth, seniors, and survivors of intimate partner violence we serve year-round. This opportunity offers great flexibility in conducting the drive on your own time.
***We also conduct specialized drives at various times of the year***
February/March: Collect Snap Shirts for Seniors during Rodeo Season
March: Spring Break Food Sponsor for Youth! More youth = more snacks!
April/May: Hatch Prom will need prom gear & special drag accouterments!
May/June: For Pride, it’s always all hands on deck!
November: Holiday Gifts based on family wish lists
Host a Party
Bring festive decorations, a cake and possible entertainment to our Seniors for a monthly celebration OR for the annual Holiday Party! We look for group volunteers to bring the party, and that can include activities that are above and beyond what our Senior Diner volunteers are able to provide at our weekly programs (e.g. reading, playing board games, puzzles, etc.). Your group is responsible for planning appropriate birthday/holiday activities for our Diner, bringing extra supplies, and leading activities with the elders at the party under supervision of Diner volunteers. This monthly opportunity is only available twelve times each year so schedule early. Parties take place during lunchtime hours at the Montrose Center. Please contact us for available dates and times. Recommended for groups of 5-15 volunteers ages 18+ (exceptions made on a case by case basis)
Adopt a Kitchen or a Group Room
Help us maintain clean and safe kitchens for our seniors and youth and group rooms for our classes and therapy groups by cleaning and organizing our spaces. This opportunity involves flexibility in scheduling a date and ability to choose a weekday or weekend to complete the cleaning. Recommended for groups of about 4-7 volunteers. Click here to fill out the online application.
Equal Grounds Cafe Champions
Looking for a more long-term and engaging opportunity? This opportunity involves a routine of supporting our Equal Grounds Café. Your group of two or three could serve one evening a month in the café as champions – you’d all get to work together, ensuring that first-time visitor to the Center feels welcomed and take care of. Recommended for groups of about 2-4 volunteers. Click here to fill out the online application.
Specialized Group Projects
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have a specialized group volunteer opportunity at the Montrose Center. The Center is able to accommodate groups up to 10, but these opportunities fill up quickly. Schedule your group today!
To apply to volunteer in one of these ways or to discuss an idea you have, Click here to apply online. Inquiries are reviewed by our Volunteer Manager on a weekly basis.