Join Us In The Fight Against Youth Homelessness
From cooking meals that youth eat every day to managing our online presence, volunteers do so much to ensure that young people in need find safe haven at Stepping Stones. Below are some of the ways you can get involved at Stepping Stones.
Breakfast and Lunch
Several times per week, Stepping Stones provides a hot breakfast and a hot lunch to the youth who visit the drop-in center. Volunteers can either come in the center and prepare a meal or drop off lunch.
Cleaning and Stocking
Volunteers play an integral part in keeping the center clean and the shelves stocked so that homeless youth can use our kitchen, dining area, bathrooms, and take food or other necessities out with them. Also, volunteers help keep our clothing, food, and apartment item donations tidy and organized so they can effectively be provided
Volunteers at the front desk play an important role as the first point of contact for youth as they first come in to receive service. Desk attendants help with many other administrative tasks such as keeping track of inventory, logging donations, and receiving mail.
Volunteers drive the youth to enrichment activities such as the YMCA, to the food pantry, and important appointments so they can complete their housing or career goals. Drivers also help support the center by transporting recyclables, picking up food from the grocery store and the NH Food Bank in Manchester.
This role is perfect for creative people with a special interest or skill that they would like to teach the youth; likewise, a program assistant is a good supporter of the Program Coordinator, someone to help cheer the youth on, spend time with them in the center, and assist in facilitating group activities, trips, etc.
Volunteers help raise funds for Stepping Stones by assisting with donor communications and facilitating special events, such as our annual Adventure Quest fundraiser.
Social Media Ambassador
Volunteers use their online presence to help spread the word about Stepping Stones. These social media ambassadors work with the Development and Communication Coordinator to spread awareness, facilitate successful online fundraising campaigns, and like/share Stepping Stones posts across platforms.