Volunteers are integral to our organization! Below you will find our volunteer spotlight and a list of volunteer opportunities that are typically available. If you are interested in getting involved, complete the application form below to get started.
Kandy Marling became a volunteer in Prineville in September of 2020, just as we were starting to resume our therapeutic classroom services at a limited capacity. We were so lucky to have Kandy join our team so that the Prineville children didn’t miss out on having volunteers in their classes during the pandemic. Kandy has been incredibly flexible and patient with all the uncertainty of the past year from the very beginning of her time volunteering at MountainStar. The interventionists in Prineville shared some stories about what a joy it is to have Kandy in their classes:
Kandy is great at joining pretend play in the classroom. She frequently helps kiddos change doll diapers and generally does a great job being down on their level and really engaging with kiddos. She also noticed that kids frequently didn’t come to class with gloves and hats, so she went home and crocheted some to keep in the classroom
Kimberly, an interventionist in Prineville added, "Kandy loves playing with the kids – specifically when it comes to dinosaur play! The kids always have her playing on the loft and pretending it’s a boat where they help save people in the water. She is such a fun volunteer, and I love having her in class!"
Interact with children in therapeutic classes. Requires positive attitude, sense of humor, patience, and ability to lift children up to age 3. Shifts are once per week (M-F) for 3 hours.
Help with projects around the office including making posters, filing, and more. Requires ability to follow instructions, creativity, and attention to detail. Shifts are weekdays and vary in length.
Special Events - Community Outreach
Become an official advocate, represent MountainStar at community events. Requires personable and approachable demeanor, ability to lift/carry/set up items. Shifts vary.
Help with current fundraisers or create one of your own! Requires interest and/or experience in fundraising.
Board of Directors
Elected Board Members govern the organization and contribute to its leadership and development. Requires leadership skills and ample time to dedicate. Meetings are once per month for two hours, not including separate committee meetings.
Unpaid internships are available within our therapeutic classes, mental health program, and development (fundraising/marketing) department. Requires interest in the relevant area and dependability.