Become An ERC Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of the Empowerment Resource Center. As a non-profit, ERC depends on the help of extraordinary volunteers and interns to continue our mission to improve the health related quality of life for those we are privileged to serve.

Our volunteer opportunities may include, but is not limited to:

Clinical Support
Work one on one with clients providing clinical support or health education.
Behavioral Health Groups
Facilitate support groups for our behavioral health clients (daytime).
Assist at health fairs or with our day outreach street teams providing a variety of health screenings.
Current Volunteer Opportunities

Since 2003, ERC has provided health-related programs and services for those with and without health insurance, little or no income and those experiencing homelessness. Join us and help provide exceptional care to those most in need.

Medical Professionals

We are calling all physicians and licensed mental health specialists! When you serve your community through ERC, you make an inestimable contribution while expanding your professional skills through a diverse patient population and environment.

College Work Study/Internships/Practicums

ERC strives to attract a diverse group of qualified students to join our team.  Interested students should submit their cover letter and resume to Sherrie Powell at

Court-Ordered Community Services

Court-ordered community service credit is available for these offenses: DUI, Speeding Tickets, Loitering, Reckless Driving, and other misdemeanors (at ERC’s discretion).  Violent offenses including battery, assault, or animal cruelty are not eligible for community service credit with ERC.  All individuals who have been court-ordered to perform community service MUST get pre-approved by filling out a Court-Ordered Community Service Request Form (below).  If you do not get pre-approved before volunteering, you will not be able to count your service hours towards your court-mandated hours.

Contact Sherrie Powell at for more information about these volunteer opportunities.




    Empowerment Resource Center (ERC) welcomes individuals seeking to fulfill court-ordered community service. As a nonprofit organization, ERC is frequently asked to serve as a worksite for the fulfillment of court-related community service. Doing so is a valuable public service that ERC can render. ERC receives the benefit of many in-kind personnel hours. ERC participation as a worksite, is therefore, encouraged subject to certain conditions.

    1. The workers must be at least 18 years old, assigned or requested by the court to perform at least 40 hours of service

    2. The worker must be able to provide official court documents explaining convictions, including the parole officer’s name and number, and DOC number (if applicable), attorney and/or counselor’s name and number.

    3. Work assignments are not open for open discussion. The worker must perform the assigned duty or leave ERC premises. All community service hours must be scheduled in advance. Drop-ins are not accommodated.

    Please Note: Individuals who have been convicted with any crime involving to or relating to child abuse or neglect, child pornography, child abduction, or any other violent offense, including kidnapping, rape or any sexual offense, or who have ever been ordered by a court to receive psychiatric or psychological treatment in connection with such crime or crimes are not eligible to perform community service at the Empowerment Resource Center.


    I,, have been given an opportunity to perform community service at Empowerment Resource Center in lieu of and/or in addition to being fined and/or incarcerated. In that regard, I have voluntarily agreed to perform such work as shall be assigned to me from time to time and to comply with such instructions and regulations as are communicated to me by authorized representatives of ERC. I acknowledge that such work is to be performed by me without compensation of any kind, financial or otherwise.

    I hereby further agree, on behalf of myself, my family, heirs and dependents, to release and save harmless Empowerment Resource Center from any liability for any loss, injury, or damage suffered by me during or in connection with such work.

    I also understand that, should my work performance be found to be unsatisfactory or unacceptable, my opportunity of fulfilling community service hours with ERC can be terminated and that this fact will be communicated to the court responsible for my sentence.

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    Sign Up For Volunteer Opportunities

    ERC is always looking for individuals who want to help our community and have fun at the same time! More than 100 volunteers are needed each year to help make the Take Charge. Get Tested.™ event a success. We are in need of volunteers to assist with various aspects of the day, including manning registration and refreshment tables, directing participants to the various health screenings, and general floaters. This is a large scale event that will provide critical preventative health screenings to our community who might otherwise lack access to such services.

    If you are interested in volunteering, fill out our Volunteer Application below.