Volunteer Opportunities

The Gray House relies on volunteers to fulfill our mission. In an average week, 50 individuals volunteer their time sorting and distributing goods in the Food Pantry, tutoring adult learners and spending time with the children in Kids’ Club.

In addition to these weekly opportunities, individuals and groups volunteer for one-day and short-term projects such as painting, yard clean-ups, fundraising events and food drives.

Temporary Opportunities

  • Painting project
    • 3-4 volunteers needed to help move furniture, prep room and paint one room at The Gray House
  • Christmas gift sorting
    • Help package Christmas gifts for families in need

Ongoing Opportunities

Food Pantry

  • Sort, pack and distribute food
  • Must be able to lift at least 10 lbs
  • Commitment: Minimum of 2 hours per week, 8:30am – 1:15pm on Thursdays
  • Billingual preferred
  • Pick up donated food from Aldi’s on Boston Road in Springfield

Adult Education

  • Tutor English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students and basic literacy students
  • Commitment: 1 to 3 hours any day Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the academic year or Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Holy Name Social Center.
  • Tutor training is available

Kids’ Club

  • Assist children in grades 2 through 5 with homework and various interactive activities
  • Commitment: 2.5 hours any day Monday through Thursday between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. during the academic year, or 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. for the Summer Program
  • Must pass background check prior to volunteering. Please complete the background check form and submit back to director@grayhouse.org or fax to 413-731-0084.

For more information on current volunteer opportunities, please call The Gray House at 413.734.6696 or email volunteer@grayhouse.org

In the event that you do not receive an email reply to your message within 2 business days, please check your spam folder or call us at 413-734-6696 to speak with a staff member.

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Adult Education Program

The Adult Education Program provides English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) and basic literacy education to adult learners.
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Kids’ Club Programs

The Kids’ Club is an After-School and Summer Program serving children in grades 2 to 5.
Gray House Food Pantry

Food Pantry Program

The Gray House's Food Pantry serves as a source of emergency food for those in need.