Volunteer with us!
CAARSEA is an all-volunteer, all-donation based organization that relies on community engagement to fulfill our mission of instilling diversity and equity, and fighting racism and injustice in the Colonial Area. There are many opportunities to volunteer, from ongoing participation on our board and/or committees to contributing to our monthly homeless outreach events, and our seasonal Code Blue Shelter in Plymouth Meeting. If you have an idea that doesn't appear below, please reach out. Read below to explore volunteer opportunities, we welcome all contributions big and small!
Committees to Join
Youth and Schools
Social Media & Marketing
Current Open Board Positions
Community Engagement Chair
Social Media and Marketing Chair & Co-Chair
To inquire, please email us at CAARSEA@gmail.com
Our on-going monthly homeless outreach event occurs on the third Saturday of each month from 12pm-2pm at the Norristown Transportation Center. We rely on volunteers to collect community donation of clothing and hygiene supplies, make sandwich meals for each event, and attend the event to hand out supplies and engage with our homeless neighbors. We welcome all levels of participation! To volunteer with our monthly outreach, please email our Homeless Outreach Liaison and Volunteer Coordinator, Rachel Grossman at RGrossman36@gmail.com
Shelter Hours & Location
A volunteer is the glue that holds a community together. It allows you to utilize and expand your skills, knowledge, and empathy, while assisting a population in great need. You are not required to be an expert in order to help, only to offer your heart and your hands towards keeping the homeless population warm and fed this winter.
8pm-8am on designated days (Mon-Thurs)
Church on the Mall @ Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting Mall, Entrance #3
7pm-11pm - responsible for opening the shelter, setting up cots and tables for food, and monitoring through 11pm
11pm-2am - monitoring during this time slot
2am-5am - monitoring during this time slot
5am-9am - responsible for monitoring until 7am, waking the residents, provide residents with bagged breakfast, collect laundry, and breakdown cots
Laundry and Cleaning
Arrive 7am and assist with cot breakdown if necessary.
Clean bathrooms and main area
Gather soiled linens and take to designated cleaning facility. Return to shelter location when cleaned and store in storage area.