Volunteer with Cornerstone
Cornerstone Foundation programs would not be successful without the work of committed and enthusiastic volunteers. The flexibility of our programs offers individuals and groups the opportunity to build onto existing projects or initiate new activities. Join us to experience the joy of helping children and adults in our community, and truly discover what you can achieve.
Browse volunteer opportunities below or visit us at Idealist.org. If you are interested in volunteering, follow the apply link below.
Volunteers choose to focus on a specific Cornerstone program. However, within the program area, there is great opportunity for participants to show initiative based on personal interests, skills, background and knowledge. No matter what role you take on, you will see firsthand the impact and importance of your efforts throughout the community. Duration : Minimum three months, or more Hours : Weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (preferably Tuesdays) Required Contribution : $585 USD per month ($1,755 USD three-month minimum period) Includes : Bunk room accommodations and lunch meals five days a week
Work areas for office volunteers include fundraising, website development, volunteer recruitment and general administrative tasks. From day one, office volunteers assess the work area, determine goals and actively make a difference. Duration : One month or more Hours : Weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (preferably Tuesdays) Required Contribution : $485 USD per month Includes : Bunk room accommodations and lunch meals five days a week
This program is designed for creative individuals with carpentry and/or construction skills. Volunteers help to build furniture, paint murals and refurbish homes throughout the community. Duration : One week Daily Hours : Any Monday, arriving on Sunday Required Contribution : $299 USD
Participants promote HIV/AIDS initiatives in the community, assist with existing HIV/AIDS education projects and observe cultural perspectives affecting HIV/AIDS education. Projects include developing performances, collateral and/or visual/audio presentations that contribute to community awareness. Duration : Two weeks Hours : See dates on application page Required Contribution : $699 USD Includes : HIV/AIDS outreach activities, bunk room accommodations, lunch meals five days a week, excursions to two ancient Mayan sites and a canoe river trip (includes Butterfly Farm and Natural History Centre)
This is a specialized program for groups of six or more. The project duration is usually one week, but we are flexible. Projects can be tailored to a group or organization’s special needs and we are glad to work with you. Duration : One week Hours : Any Monday, arriving on Sunday Required Contribution : $199 USD
Natural Healing Program
This educational program may count as a school credit for students. The program introduces participants to the wisdom and practices of traditional, indigenous healers who combine the environment’s natural resources with their own inner guidance. Excursions allow participants to experience the majestic, mysterious Central American rainforest. Duration : Two weeks Hours : See dates on application page Required Contribution : $999 USD Includes : Natural Healing Program Excursions, bunk room accommodations and lunch meals five days a week
Monetary donations are critical to the operation of Cornerstone Foundation programs and activities. A contribution of $20 USD will feed a hungry child for one month. In addition to our seven core programs, donations fund educational scholarships for youth who can’t afford school expenses. As we continue to grow, our need for committed and faithful supporters continues.
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Cornerstone Foundation relies heavily on donations of supplies, equipment and human resources. These contributions provide essential program needs and help to ease financial constraints when monetary donations are limited. Each of our seven core programs utilizes these resources. Area youth and adults aided by Cornerstone also benefit from available supplies.
Currently we are in need of (Updated 1/20/2016):
- Monetary Donations
- School Supplies
- Office Supplies
- First Aid Supplies
School and Office Supplies
Printer Ink, blank CD’s, tape, paper, envelopes, pencil sharpeners, educational supplies & books, special education material, school supplies (students), flash cards & puppets, craft supplies, paint & brushes, markers, digital camera, card reader, computer
Health and Hygiene Supplies
Vitamins, adult incontinence products, child diapers, Band-Aids, first aid supplies, aspirin/Tylenol, pain relievers, Benadryl, rubbing alcohol, hospice building gloves, towels, single-sized sheets, pillowcases, clothes, sneakers & socks, lotion & other toiletries
Vehicle, cake mixers, blenders, kitchen knives, sewing machines, jewelry making supplies, fabric, job opportunities, safe house