Our Red Apron Volunteers transform lives and over the past 37 years have helped to make Bluffton Self Help the organization it is today. Join our dedicated group of over 300 volunteers and explore some of the opportunities to give back.
Red Apron Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers can help in any of our programs:
- Hosting a Drive
- Basic Needs Programs
- Education & Training Programs
- Career Development Programs
- Client Intake Support
- Workshops and One-on-one Tutoring
- Translation Volunteers | English/Spanish
Education and Training Volunteers
Help neighbors become successful in their home, workplace and community by providing instruction in reading, writing, math, conversational English, GED preparation, workshops, one-on-one tutoring.
To become a tutor, knowledge of languages other than English is not necessary; neither is prior teaching experience. Training is provided to all potential tutors and periodic, ongoing training to all current tutors.
Basic Needs Volunteers
Basic Needs volunteers work in The Market to help stock and organize shelves with groceries, hygiene items, and clothing. Help neighbors shop, check-in, check-out and carry groceries to their cars. There are also opportunities to support the financial assistance programs and help neighbors apply for educational scholarships. Client Intake volunteers work one-on-one with clients in-person and over the phone.
Special programs and holidays also provide opportunities to give back throughout the year.
Host a Drive
Hosting a Drive is a great way to get the whole family, group or neighborhood involved in giving back!
Organize and promote a donation drive within your school, church, or community group.
Looking for volunteer hours for school or a project? Track the hours you spend planning, promoting, and collecting your donation drive and we can provide signed documentation of the hours you spent on the donation drive.