For questions or to learn more about volunteering with GEDCO, contact Debbie Barnes, at 410-433-2442 ext. 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO VOLUNTEER
GEDCO’s CARES program is seeking dedicated volunteers who are willing to donate a minimum of 2-3 hours per month. Our staff is very flexible and willing to work with your individual scheduling needs.
At CARES, we are looking for Food Interviewers to asses clients’ eligibility for food assistance and perform data entry tasks. We are also seeking Food Pantry Workers to help clients select foods that they prefer, per pantry policies and procedures.
We need individuals on Monday mornings from 8:45 AM-11:30 AM and on Saturday mornings from 9:45 AM-12:30 PM. Click here for complete position descriptions.
For more information, contact Rachael Neill, CARES Program Director, at 410-532-7117 or email@example.com.
At CARES , we are seeking Job Search Assistants to aid clients in securing employment. We need individuals on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 AM-3:00PM.
CONDUCT A FOOD DRIVE FOR OUR CLIENTS
Year-round, GEDCO relies heavily upon our Member Organizations and community partners in order to keep the shelves stocked at our CARES Food Pantry. Summer months are an especially slow time for food and toiletry donations within these programs.
Items always in need at CARES are cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna or salmon, rice, hearty soups, pasta, spaghetti sauce, mac & cheese, baked beans, and canned fruit. Toiletry items needed are toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, deodorant and shampoo. For more information, contact: Rachael Neill, CARES Program Director at 410-532-7117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPONSOR AN OUTING OR A GAME NIGHT FOR THE RESIDENTS IN GEDCO’S PROGRAMS
It is often a struggle to come up with the funds and/or the means to provide our residents with an opportunity to embark on a recreational outing, but when we are able to make it happen, they absolutely LOVE it! Last year, one of our Member Organizations donated tickets for several of our residents to attend an Orioles game and another one of our Members covered the cost of transportation for the evening- our clients had a wonderful time! Other past outings have included museum trips, bowling, and movie theater outings.
GEDCO’s residents also love when groups come to their respective programs and play games, such as bingo, Wii, monopoly, and card games. One factor that increases resident turnout is when groups bring food!