Neighbor Brigade harnesses the good intention that exists in every community. We offer a variety of opportunities to become a part of this movement of caring. Below are descriptions of each of our current volunteer positions. Choose the option that best meets your availability and skills and indicate your interests on our Volunteer Application. At a minimum, please spread the word about this wonderful resource in your community—particularly to those who you think would benefit from our services.


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"We appreciate all the time you have taken to coordinate meals for us, and make this time for us a little easier. . . Thank the good Lord above for all the kind and caring people who are giving of their precious time to help out a stranger in need. . . I can’t imagine how we would have ever gotten through this without all the love of the wonderful volunteers."
~ Barbara (59) and Maureen (62), sisters living together who received concurrent cancer diagnoses

Chapter Volunteer

Chapter volunteers are the life-blood of Neighbor Brigade. Each community-specific chapter relies on this network of individuals and families who meet the needs posted on each chapter’s monthly calendar of help requests as needs arise.

Being a chapter volunteer is easy, flexible and rewarding. Be as active as your schedule allows. Walk a recipient’s dog one day; come together as a family to prepare a meal for another neighbor need three weeks later. As a chapter volunteer, you help make the seemingly unmanageable more manageable. There are no minimum time requirements. Joining is as simple as filling out our Volunteer Application.

Other Volunteer

In addition to the on-the-ground role our chapter volunteers play, there are many other ways to get involved with Neighbor Brigade and help us broaden our reach and fulfill our vision of bringing this wonderful program state-wide.

Chapter Leader

At Neighbor Brigade we believe that successful chapters start with effective chapter leadership. The chapter leaders (up to three per community) are the primary point of contact and champions for each chapter. They are responsible for conducting outreach to potential recipients, cultivating a strong volunteer base, and overseeing the matching of volunteer assistance to the needs of individuals and families in crisis.

We are currently recruiting co-leaders for many of our existing chapters as well as volunteers interested in opening a Neighbor Brigade chapter in their community. Please visit our Start a Chapter page to learn more.

This position is ideal for highly motivated self-starters with a “customer service” orientation, marketing mindset and a pleasant, patient, dependable manner. Comfort with and ready/daily access to a personal computer, basic software applications, the internet and personal email address a must. We ask that chapter leaders be willing to commit a minimum of two years to the organization.

For more information, contact Executive Director Polly Mendoza at info@neighborbrigade.org.

Chapter Outreach Specialist

Are you passionate about Neighbor Brigade’s mission and impact? Do you know “everyone” in town? Do you have experience in grassroots outreach? Are you looking to re-launch your marketing career? Then chapter outreach specialist is the role for you. Outreach specialists work closely with their chapter’s leaders to think about creative and ongoing ways of broadening awareness of our program to volunteers and recipients alike. Like chapter leadership, the commitment is flexible and built around your schedule.

For more information, contact Executive Director Polly Mendoza at info@neighborbrigade.org.

Board of Directors and Committee Membership

Neighbor Brigade relies heavily on talented individuals who contribute their expertise and time behind the scenes by serving on our board of directors and/or any one of our standing committees, including:

Pam’s Run/Special Events
Strategic Partnerships

Board and committee members support the work of our organization and provide mission-based leadership, working closely with Neighbor Brigade staff to execute our multi-year strategic plan and to ensure that the organization holds itself accountable to its programmatic and corresponding fundraising goals.

Board Members serve three-year terms and are eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Committee membership terms are more flexible. Board and committee meetings are held on alternating months between September-June. Interested candidates should contact Executive Director Polly Mendoza at polly@neighborbrigade.org.

Volunteer Application

Please follow the links to Apply Now.

For insurance purposes, all volunteers that may come in contact with recipients are required to submit a CORI form, regardless of whether you have recently been CORI-ed through another volunteer organization.