Neighbor to Neighbor

Neighbor to Neighbor

Volunteer Opportunities

Neighbor-to-Neighbor began in 2009 to connect families that are facing homelessness with resources that can help them. Through an array of programmatic supports, including counseling, case management, financial literacy, life skill development, educational attainment, and employment services, families move from crisis of homelessness toward self-sufficiency. Volunteers are an essential part of this transformative work. We seek volunteers who respect the dignity of every human being, who want to share their skills and resources, and who long to be the difference love makes in our community.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor has a variety of ongoing opportunities for individuals, groups of college students, senior citizens, and families. For more information contact us at To download the volunteer application, please click here and send the completed form to


Homework Club

The Epiphany Community Center offers a free before and after school educational support to elementary school children that attend Pot Springs Elementary.

Tutor: Help elementary school aged students with homework

  • Qualifications: Basic math and reading skills
  • Time Commitment: 1 or more hours weekly (7:30am-8:30am or 4:30pm-5:30pm)

Reader: Read with a Homework Club student.

  • Qualifications: A love of reading and some patience.
  • Time Commitment: 1 or more hours weekly (7:30am-8:30am or 4:30pm-5:30pm)

Presenter: Share a skill or interest with students (ie: crafts, dance, music, acting)

  • Qualifications: A desire to share your interests.
  • Time Commitment: A minimum of 2 hours per month (Fridays 4pm-6pm) more often if desired


  • Forms needed: Volunteer Application, MSDE Medical Form, a background check, and fingerprinting (we cover the costs for this).
  • Training: Homework Club Orientation and Safe Church Training (provided for free at Epiphany)
Photo Credit: Steve Orr

Homelessness Prevention Programs

Through the Epiphany Community Center’s Eviction Prevention, Family Stability, and Rapid Rehousing programs we provide 12 months of case management and limited financial assistance.

Family Mentor: Provide emotional support for a family navigating a crisis.

  • Qualifications: Good listening skills and a positive attitude
  • Time Commitment: 2 phone calls per month and occasional in person meetings.

Financial Coach: Work with families to keep them on track with their financial goals.

  • Qualifications: An interest in budgeting and spending plans.
  • Time Commitment: About 2 hours per month to meet with a family and go over their goals.

Presenter: Present a workshop with relevant information for families in crisis.

  • Qualifications: Expertise in the area in which you are presenting.
  • Time Commitment: 2 hours in the evening on a Monday or Tuesday night in either Timonium or Dundalk


  • Forms needed: Volunteer Application
  • Training: Safe Church Training and program specific training (provided at Epiphany).
Photo Credit: Steve Orr


Special Events

Occasionally there are one day events that serve the community in very specific ways. These include Pantry-on-the-Go, Gift distribution at Christmas time, Trunk-or-Treat, Health Fair, Back to School Night, and more. If you want to be on the mailing list to receive information about special events, contact us at

Duties and time commitments will vary depending on the event.


  • Forms needed: Volunteer Application
  • Training: Brief orientation before each event

Pantry on the Go

Through Partnership with the United Way, the Maryland Food Bank, and Wells Fargo we distributed 500,000 pounds of food to Baltimore County Residents in 2018. We have over 100 families come to each event.

There are various roles for volunteers at this event including carting boxes of food from the truck into the building, organizing food on tables, bagging produce, greeting families, and cleaning up after the event. For more specifics or to volunteer please reach out to us at

2019 events will be held once every two months on the afternoon/evening of the second Tuesday in the month according to the following pattern:

  • January 8th
  • March 12th
  • May 14th

Epiphany Food Store

We have shelves of pantry and personal items that are available to . If you want to contribute items, look for the list of requested items each week in the Epiphany Community News.

Store Attendant: Organize the food on the shelves, create labels for the stocked up, and collect food from the community.

  • Qualifications: Detail oriented and enjoys organizing.
  • Time Commitment: 1 hour per month, or more often if desired      


  • Forms needed: Volunteer Application
  • Training: Brief orientation


Community Garden

Join with us in watering and tending the Epiphany community garden and share in its produce. Planting begins in the spring with continued up-keep and there are plenty of vegetables in summer and fall.

Gardener: Tend the community garden, weeding, seeding, planting, harvest.

  • Qualifications: An interest in gardening and working outdoors.
  • Time Commitment: Commitments vary during the season


  • Forms needed: Volunteer Application
  • Training: Brief orientation


Community Dinner

Every Wednesday, Epiphany hosts a free weekly dinner for the community at large. Volunteers work in rotating teams to prepare and provide that meal each week. The kids activity is out and ready around 5:15 p.m., and folks are gathered and ready to eat at 5:45 p.m.!

Dinner Team: Help to prepare dinner for the community dinner.

  • Qualifications: An interest in cooking.
  • Time Commitment: 2 hours (4:30-6:30pm) on assigned Wednesday, usually 1 time every 3 weeks.

Clean-up Crew: Clean up after Community Dinner (washing dishes, folding tablecloths, sweeping, etc.).

  • Qualifications: Eagerness to help.
  • Time Commitment: 1 hour (6pm -7pm) on assigned Wednesday, usually 1 time every 3 weeks


  • Forms needed: Volunteer Application
  • Training: Brief orientation
Photo Credit: Steve Orr

Every Epiphany Volunteer should have a current volunteer application on file that includes contact information and emergency contacts. Fingerprinting and Background checks are required to work with children. We cover the cost for this.

Safe Church Training: 3 hour training required every 3 years by the Diocese usually held at Epiphany. First time must be in person, renewal can be online

Homework Club Orientation: 15 minute training from the Homework Club Emergency Information Binder.

MSDE Medical Form: Medical certification signed by a doctor needed to work with children.

Program Specific Training: 1 hour training with a program leader at Epiphany done at a convenient time.  


Fill out the short form below to get the process started or find out more (note: this short form is not necessary if you have already or would prefer to just complete the entire application, which you can download here)!