Volunteer Opportunities 

One-Time Events

Individuals and groups of all sizes are welcome. 

Winter Festival, December 16: Our multi-faith winter festival brings together families from across cultures to celebrate with Santa, family portraits, winter games and gifts, and more! Get more information and sign up using the Volunteer Form.

Photographer Needed: Are you a photographer looking to expand your portfolio? We are seeking a volunteer to photograph our upcoming Winter Festival! Please email volunteering@americanacc.org for more information.

Regular Program Opportunities

Recommended for individuals who can commit to volunteering for at least one month

After-School Program on Monday – Thursday, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm during school year: this program provides a safe and educational environment for children and youth (grades K – 12). A variety of educational and enrichment activities are offered throughout the week.  Volunteers can assist with homework help, tutoring, helping to supervise students, and facilitate activities.  Volunteers are needed to assist with students K-5 and 6-12.

Community Garden Volunteer (flexible hours): Volunteers in the community garden will assist the Community Garden Coordinator with general upkeep and various projects in the garden. Contact our Garden Coordinator directly to find out more at abby@americanacc.org.

Fiberworks Program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:00am – 2:00pm: This program provides refugee and immigrant women a place to practice sewing and fiber arts skills, as well as practice and improve their English.  Volunteers are needed to help the women with their projects, speak to them in English & help them with their English, provide childcare during the program and help out with craft fairs that Fiberworks participants attend.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) during Tax Season: Help our participants complete their yearly tax returns! Training is provided. Find out more about the city-wide VITA program here.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Recommended for large volunteer groups of five or more individuals

There are several opportunities for volunteer groups including renovations (painting the gym and classrooms, trash pick-up around the community center, etc.), organizing the library and art room, and working in the community garden. These can be regular or one-time volunteer opportunities depending on your group’s preferences and schedule.

Email volunteering@americanacc.org to schedule a Volunteer Orientation and learn about volunteer opportunities.

NOTE: If you are 18 or older and volunteering 10+ hours, please complete a background check before you begin volunteering. If you’ve had one done in the past 12 months, you can provide a copy of the results or a letter from the organization.

NOTE: Volunteers under 18 should have a parent/guardian sign the Youth Volunteer Consent Form and return it to the Volunteer Coordinator.