It really does not take much to touch the life of a person or family in need. Things that we normally take for granted, like having nourishing food or a warm place to sleep are things that not all people in our community have. With your help we can change that!
There are lots of things that we can do to help people who are down on their luck and need a helping hand. TIS needs volunteers to provide supervision and fellowship, and to bring and share home-cooked evening meals with guests, as well as some folks with special skill sets to help our organization grow and thrive!
Give Your Time
We have been blessed with hundreds of volunteers with huge hearts. There are many ways that you can donate your time to our neighbors in need.
Join a Volunteer Team
We have 31 volunteer teams. Each provides supervision and dinner one day per month. You can sign up for a team, or add your name to our list of alternates in case we have a volunteer unable to make their shift.
Each volunteer team covers three shifts:
AM Shift - One or two volunteers provides supervision from 7-10 am
Dinner - A volunteer or volunteers provides dinner for our guests at 5:30 pm. Volunteers are encouraged to join our guests for the meal.
PM Shift - Two volunteers provide supervision from 7-11 pm. Our paid overnight supervisor will arrive to take over at 11 pm.
In addition, we also have daytime supervisors who stay from 10-1 or 1-4. Let us know if you would be interested in being added to the daytime supervision list.
Other Volunteer Needs
There are many other ways that you can use your time and talent to contribute to the success of our organization. We are always looking for people to help with the following:
Event Planning and Fundraising - Help us plan and execute fundraising events and campaigns!
Home Maintenance - Help with painting, small repair projects, HVAC maintenance, etc.
Marketing and Communications - Contribute to newsletters, press releases, social media, and more!
If you have experience in or a passion for any of the above, consider lending your time to TIS!
To volunteer, contact:
Anyone who would like to volunteer to provide supervision for our guests must read our Volunteer Handbook and complete and return our Volunteer Registration Form and Background Check Form to our mailing address: TIS, P.O. Box 2004 Easton, MD 21601. Background checks will need to be repeated every three years, per our policy. If you are volunteering in another capacity, please complete and return the Volunteer Registration Form only.
A hearty thank you to all the individuals and community organizations who are making our transition to a 365 day shelter possible!Date Team
1 ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
2 SANDRA HACK & ST. LUKE'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
3 REAL LIFE CHAPEL
4 DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S CLUB
5 CHRIST CHURCH EASTON
6 TEAM JAYME
7 CHRIST CHURCH ST.MICHAELS
8 BAY HUNDRED TEAM
9 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
10 GAIL BENJAMIN'S TEAM
11 ROYAL OAK COMMUNITY UMC
12 CHESAPEAKE COLLEGE
13 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF EASTON
14 SAJDA/SIMONOFF TEAM - SUBWAY PROVIDES DINNER
15 NEW ST JOHN'S UMC CHURCH/AKA TEAM (even months) ***ODD MONTHS OPEN - Start a volunteer team!**
16 CLIZBE TEAM
17 THIRD HAVEN FRIENDS/GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
18 FAIRVIEW CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
19 SHORE HARVEST/EASTON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN/BAY AREA COMMUNITY CHURCH
20 STAN REED/KRYSTAL ALGIER **PM SHIFT OPEN- join a volunteer team!**
21 TRINITY CATHEDRAL
22 LAURA FEARINS**AM SHIFT OPEN - Join a volunteer team!** APPLEBEES PROVIDES DINNER
23 ST. MARK'S UMC
24 MARY ANN HICKS TEAM
25 TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL
26 BOZMAN UMC
27 BILL QUICK'S TEAM
28 TRAX TEAM
29 EASTON ELEMENTARY
30 DEBRA KAMSHEH **PM SHIFT OPEN - join a volunteer team!** OLIVE GARDEN PROVIDES DINNER
31 NITA'S NONS
Many thanks to SUBWAY, OLIVE GARDEN and APPLEBEES for providing dinner once per month!
Other participating organizations: Easton HS Students, Waterboyz for Jesus, First Baptist Church of Easton, Asbury Methodist Church- Easton, and Union of UMC St. Michaels