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.

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.

Thanksgiving Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the following shifts to help with registering families, bagging and distributing food for Thanksgiving. We are in need of at least one Spanish speaking volunteer for each shift. To sign up for a below shift, please email volunteer@grayhouse.org with the date and time of the shift along with your phone number.

  • Thursday, November 2
    • 8:30-11:30am (5 volunteers)
    • 11:15-1:15pm (5 volunteers)
  • Tuesday, November 7
    •  2:30-5:30pm (5 volunteers)
  • Monday, November 20
    • 8:30-11:15am (10 volunteers)
    • 11:00-1:45pm (10 volunteers)
    • 1:30-3:45pm (10 volunteers)
  • Tuesday, November 21
    • 11:30-2:00pm (10 volunteers)
    • 1:45-4:30pm (10 volunteers)
  • Wednesday, November 22 (clean up day)
    • Anytime from 9am-1pm (5 volunteers)

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.