Join and Volunteer
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 is something 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 to get by. TIS needs volunteers to provide evening and overnight supervision, and to bring and share home-cooked evening meals with guests and other volunteers. We do our best to make our guests feel at home.
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:
Administrative Help - data entry, filing, etc.
Event Planning - Help us plan and execute fundraising events!
Home Maintenance - painting, small repair projects, HVAC maintenance, etc.
Marketing and Communications - contribute to newsletters, press releases, social media, etc.
If you have experience in or a passion for any of the following, consider lending your time to TIS!
To volunteer, contact Gail Benjamin at:
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 **OPEN DATE - Start a volunteer team!**
3 REAL LIFE
4 DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB TEAM
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 #1
11 ROYAL OAK COMMUNITY UMC
12 GAIL BENJAMIN’S TEAM #2
13 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF EASTON
14 SAJDA/SIMONOFF TEAM
15 NEW ST JOHN’S UMC CHURCH/AKA TEAM
16 CLIZBE TEAM
17 THIRD HAVEN FRIENDS/GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
18 FAIRVIEW CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
19 SHORE HARVEST PRESBYTERIAN/EASTON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
20 **OPEN DATE - Start a volunteer team!**
21 TRINITY CATHEDRAL TEAM
22 **OPEN DATE - Start a volunteer team!** APPLEBEES PROVIDES DINNER
23 ST. MARK’S UMC
24 MARY ANN HICKS’ TEAM
25 TEMPLE B’NAI ISRAEL
26 **OPEN DATE - Start a volunteer team!**
27 BILL QUICK’S TEAM
28 TRAX TEAM
29 TALBOT COUNTY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TEAM
30 OUR TEAM
31 NITA’S NONS
OUT OF THE FIRE-- Amy Haines has offered to provide dinner on the 4th Wednesday of each 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