We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities!
One of the things that we pride ourselves on here at Soup Of Success is our ability to make connections and build relationships both online and in person. We sit down with individuals who have expressed a desire to help, and get to know them, discover what they are passionate about, and then plug them in where they can best and most happily use their gifts. Individuals have come forward and trained in computer skills, provided IT support, taught basic sewing skills, mentored, shared expertise, and provided lab assistance. Groups of individuals (service clubs, church groups, etc.) come during volunteer work times and help the program participants assemble products. We want to provide people with meaningful volunteer jobs that are a “good fit.”
We have positions available that are suitable for individuals at any level of involvement, whether directly with the participants, behind the scenes, and/or out in the community. We can also accommodate entire groups of people. If you have skills that you would like to donate, please contact Soup Of Success at (574) 523-1551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Networking Interviews – Each of our participants does research on various potential careers. During that phase, they are asked to be able to conduct a short phone interview with someone who is currently working in that same field. If you would be willing to share your insights and answer a few questions, (15-30 minute phone interview) please contact us and we will add you to our pool!
Job Shadowing – After a participant has chosen her field, they are then eligible for a job shadow experience. This has been an invaluable experience for our women in the past. If you would be willing to have someone observe you at work for a half day experience, or know of someone else who would, please contact us.
Volunteer Work Days
Join us at one of our volunteer work days or evenings and help us package soup, cookie, and dip mixes for the Soup Of Success program to sell.
Check our calendar for specifics. These opportunities are open to the public. Contact Amy Brock if interested at email@example.com or 574.523.1551 x111 if you would like to join an existing volunteer work time or if you wish to set up a volunteer work time with a group of your own.
Volunteer Sewing Work Days
If you are an experienced sewer and would like to help us create beautiful, one-of-a-kind upcycled mittens out of wool sweaters – we would love to have your help! We need people who can cut, sew liners, match wool pieces and sew on buttons. If interested, contact Mechiel Dues at MDues@churchcommunityservices.org or 574.523.1551 x118.
One On One Support
Our mentoring component is key to our women’s success! Women helping women and walking alongside them in their journey is powerful and transforming for both women. Training and support is provided to women from the community serving as mentors in one-on-one relationships with Soup Of Success women. For more details, visit our Become a Mentor page.
If a woman enters the Soup Of Success program without a GED or high school diploma, she is required to enter into GED classes. This can be an intimidating feat for some and a little extra help getting through the tough spots can make all the difference. Tutoring can be done anywhere at your mutual convenience.
Graduate Reunion Events
Help the childcare team watch Soup Of Success women’s children at quarterly reunion nights Contact us for scheduling and directions.
Provide a meal for a reunion night or graduation (approximately 100 people).
Graduation Cake Baker/Decorator
If you are a semi-professional cake baker/decorator and are interested in providing a full sheet cake for a graduation, we would forever be indebted to you! We have a tradition of taking a class photo with the cake every time we celebrate graduation (2 times/year.) Show off your talents with us!
The more Soup Of Success Products that are sold, the more women we can positively impact. Please help!
Carry Our Products in Your Store – Do you own a gift shop or grocery store? Know someone who would be willing to carry Soup Of Success products? Contact Betsy Ayrea at firstname.lastname@example.org for wholesale price lists and other information.
Browse & Buy – Schedule your own “Browse & Buy” over the lunch hour to feature SOS products for sale…your place or ours? All we need is a table and some interested people.
Holiday Deliveries – The holidays get hectic around here and we could use some cheerful delivery people to help deliver Gift Baskets! This is a great job as everyone is thrilled to receive one of our gift baskets.
Product Development – If cooking is your passion and tweaking recipes is your thing, give us a call. We would be happy to partner with you on the development of future products!
Product Photography – We would be thrilled to have professional shots of our products to share online or in print materials.
Other opportunities – a wide range of volunteer opportunities are available. If you have skills that you would like to donate, please contact Soup Of Success at (574) 523-1551 or email email@example.com.