We are so glad that you’re interested in volunteering with Emmaus Homes. At Emmaus we love to see our clients connect with their community – which is where we need your help! The individuals we support live in about 80 homes scattered all around the region, so there is bound to be a home near to you where you can make a difference in the life of your neighbor. We’ve identified several ways that provide the greatest impact to our clients and Emmaus as an organizationComplete Volunteer Application
Volunteer Orientation is held at our St. Charles office, 3731 Mueller Rd., on the 3rd Saturday of every month. For more information or to sign up, please contact Kristen Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look at our volunteering options:
Adopt-a-Home is a process where volunteers make a commitment to a particular home that meets both the home’s needs and the volunteers’ desires for how they will give their time. A family, church, civic group, school, corporation, or even an individual can Adopt-a-Home. An Adopt-a-Home connection can involve outdoor work, in-home visits with clients, going on outings with clients, inviting clients to join you in activities, or all of the above. They can also vary in frequency. Some Adopt-a-Home connections happen on a weekly or monthly basis. Others might be a few times a year. The key is that the volunteers are a consistent presence in the clients lives.
Yard Clean-Up in the Spring and Fall:
During the peak times when the seasons change, our facilities crew simply cannot visit each home that needs sprucing up. The lawns are mowed by a lawn service, but we need help with everything else in the yard. Grab a rake, shovel and maybe some friends and head to one of our community homes. We’ll set up a time for you to spend a few hours trimming bushes, pulling weeds, raking leaves, etc. We’ll be posting a calendar of available dates as the fall approaches.
It takes about 30-50 volunteers for each Special Event that Emmaus hosts. We are looking for people to help with greeting guests, manning raffle and merchandise tables, parking attendants, set-up and tear-down, and much more. Specific lists of roles you can fill and the time commitment required will be available for each event. Our upcoming event dates are: