Volunteer and Become A #LifeChanger
We have recently made a few changes to our volunteer opportunities. Please read below to learn more about how to currently get involved at Shiloh Place.
Please note…We are no longer accepting clothing or household donations. Due to very limited storage space and restrictions of needing particular sizes, shapes and fits, we were receiving an unmanageable amount of donations. Further the organizing and tracking of these donations was taking up an excessive amount of our staff’s limited time. This has led us to create partnerships with other local organizations to help fill these and uphold our standard of stewardship.
Ways to Volunteer…
bring Tuesday night dinner for our Shiloh Place families. Tuesday night’s our moms and their kids
attend Life Skills and Jr. Life Skills from 6-8 at First McKinney Church. Our Shiloh families almost all
come immediately from work, pick up kids from after school care and then drive to class without
dinner or any down time. By bringing dinner for these families you would not only be providing
them with a wonderful meal, but it also provides them with a moment of rest before re engaging them
into some intense and often emotional work. Dinner is served between 5:45-6:15 and can range in
preparation anywhere from a homemade meal to calling in pizza. Sign Up HERE
would be present. Cleaning/maintenance products can be provided by Shiloh Place or brought the day
of by organization. This volunteer opportunity would include tasks such as…
• Pulling weeds from landscaped areas
• Deep cleaning the common areas (kids room, community room, etc.)
• Cleaning up and maintaining the equipment in kids playground area
• Deep cleaning the common hallway floors and stairs of the main house
• Cleaning the front patio area of the main house
group over the course of a month. Items needed usually include items like…
Diapers Paper Towels
enters the program, their apartment is restocked and ready for them at move-in. Organizations can
adopt an apartment to get it ready for a new Shiloh family. Contact us for a list.
maintenance needs as they arise in apartments and common areas. Our hope is to have skilled men in
this group who can address maintenance needs as they arise in order to avoid high cost company
repairs. Members can also serve “on call” to help as emergency maintenance needs arise throughout the month.
deep clean their apartment to get it ready for the next family. This is a great opportunity for
smaller volunteer groups who would like to be “on-call” and given a couple weeks notice before the
deep cleaning would need to be done.
always welcome. However organizations also enjoy collecting something more tangible in the form of
gift cards. Gift cards can be used for text books, back to school expenses, apartment needs,
repairs, office supplies and more. Gas cards can be used to help get a mom to and from
work/school, and we always have a great need for stamps in the office. The most commonly used gift
cards here are Shiloh Place are from…
scout/girl scout troop, etc. we would love to come and speak at your next event/meeting. Shiloh
talks can be as short as 15 minutes and as long as you would like. We simply come and share our
story, by acknowledging the homeless crisis that we are facing in our community and how Shiloh
Place is responding to it. This is not a fundraiser and we do not ask for donations at these
talks. To learn more CLICK HERE
For more information on any of these volunteer opportunities please visit
www.shilohplacemkcinney.com or contact Sequoyah@shilohplacemckinney.com.