We love our volunteers! Current opportunities to join our volunteer team include:
Client Services Assistant: Our Client Services Assistants are a friendly face in our Crisis Center, where clients visit on a walk-in basis to receive services from LARS. These volunteers support staff in our Crisis Center by accepting donations, preparing and distributing food bags to clients, performing clerical duties, and preparing clients for their visit with a Case Manager.
Food Pantry Assistant: Food Pantry Assistants accept, sort, and organize donations in our food pantry. These volunteers use safe food handling procedures and organizational skills to ensure that all the food we give to clients and their families is safe to eat. Their work is a huge part of what we do at LARS, and they have a big impact on fighting food insecurity in the community.
Life Skills Facilitator: Life Skills Facilitators conduct classes on a monthly basis for our clients. The classes may cover any topic that may be helpful to increasing the stability and self-sufficiency of our clients. These volunteers design and conduct courses based on their skill sets and interests. Areas of particular interest are healthy living and financial literacy.
There are plenty of other opportunities to get involved in the work that we do at LARS, and our volunteer needs are constantly changing. We regularly need volunteers for special events and fundraisers that happen throughout the year.
For information on volunteer opportunities, please email Alli Milner, Emergency Services Manager.
311 Laurel Ave
Laurel, MD 20707
CLIENT SERVICE HOURS:
Monday and Friday: By Appointment Only
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: No appointment needed for food assistance
(Clients wishing to schedule a Wednesday appointment can still do so)
*Appointments are necessary for the following services: Financial Assistance, Clothing Voucher, Eye Glasses Voucher, SNAP Applications or Renewal’s, Obtaining an ID/SS Card and Mail Sign-Up’s*
HORARIO DE ATENCIÓN AL CLIENTE:
Lunes y viernes: solo con cita previa
Martes, miércoles, jueves: No se necesita cita para asistencia alimentaria
(Los clientes que deseen programar una cita el miércoles aún pueden hacerlo)
*Se REQUIEREN citas para los siguientes servicios: Asistencia financiera, cupones de ropa, cupones para anteojos, solicitudes o renovación de SNAP, obtención de una tarjeta de identificación / SS y registro por correo *
DONATION DROP OFF HOURS:
Monday: 9:30AM - 1:30PM & 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Tuesday: 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Wednesday: 9:30AM- 1:30PM
Thursday: 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Friday: 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Please drive around to the back parking lot and ring the back doorbell and someone will assist you. Please do not leave donations outside or on the front porch. If you have any questions, send an email.
Site Last Updated • February 21, 2023