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There are many ways you can volunteer at The Mustard Seed Project

Key Senior Information Center

What is it?

Volunteer in the office by offering free information & referral for seniors, their families and others who care. Training and mentoring provided. There are many resources available and our information specialists help connect people to what they need.

For example, if someone becomes temporarily homebound and needs food, we connect them with the information for Meals on Wheels. If someone needs a ramp we can connect them with programs that build ramps.

Time Commitment?

1 weekly shift of 2 to 4 hours

Community Volunteer Network

What is it?

Neighbors helping neighbors with basic household tasks, yard work, friendly visiting. These volunteers go to seniors’ homes and help with various basic requests such as lawn mowing, changing sheets, vacuuming, and changing light bulbs or fire detector batteries.

Time Commitment?

Flexible. TMSP sends weekly emails describing volunteer opportunities and our volunteers accept them depending on their time, interests and skills.

Key Peninsula Senior Ride Program

We have a two-part transportation program that needs volunteer drivers.

Individual Door through Door Transportation

What is it?

Drivers use their own vehicles to take individual riders to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping and other essential services. The drivers are reimbursed for mileage, tolls, parking and meal expenses through Catholic Community Services. Trips may be as short as a trip to Key Center or as far as Port Orchard or Tacoma.

Time commitment:

Variable. Drivers decide how far and how many times per week they can drive.

Community Solutions Mini-Bus

What is it?

TMSP operates a 12-person wheelchair-accessible minibus in partnership with Pierce Transit. Currently the bus runs on the Key Peninsula and into Gig Harbor on Mondays and operates on the Key Peninsula on Wednesdays and Fridays. The schedule starts at 9:30 am and finishes between 1:30 and 4:30 depending on the number of people and number of stops. We hope to expand the schedule.

Time commitment:

4 or more hours per day

Events

What is it?

Help with a Mustard Seed event! Events require a lot of preparation, set-up, and clean-up. TMSP has various events throughout the year – some small and others extravagant.  Volunteers are an enormous help at any level.

Time Commitment?

Flexible

Photographer

What is it?

Capture the moments of beauty happening in our community. Do you like to take pictures? Grab your camera to witness our volunteers helping seniors. Capture the moments we’re too busy to photograph!

Time Commitment?

During programs, events, and day-to-day events. No more than 1 to 2 hours a month.

Committees

What kind do we have?

We have several that help keep The Mustard Seed Project rolling: the Board of Directors itself, Events, Housing, Finance, Council of Elders, Fund Development, and Board Development. If you have an area of expertise that you would like to share with us, please let us know!

Time Commitment?

Varies by committee

Random Acts of Caroling

What is it?

Spreading holiday cheer through music.

Time Commitment?

One Saturday in December

How to Get Started

Call our receptionist or send us an email and we will connect you with the program that fits your interest, time and skills.

Applications are available to download here:

      Volunteer Driver

     Community Volunteer Network or Key Senior Information Center