Various opportunities are available for individuals or groups. We welcome volunteers who want to plan and develop a special occasion event such as hosting an Easter egg hunt, making Easter baskets, providing Halloween costumes, assisting with pumpkin carving, or decorating the shelter’s Christmas tree. These are events we all take for granted but for a child living in a shelter these can be lonely occasions.
The shelter is always needs shelter kits. A shelter kit is a clear plastic shoebox filled with items such as toothpaste, a toothbrush, comb, brush, shampoo, deodorant, etc. Often times our clients leave during the night and do not have the opportunity to pack a suitcase.
Many of our children need school backpacks filled with school supplies. What a great project for a youth group, 4-H club, or girl/boy scout troop.
Pick-up and Delivery
Pick up donation items (furniture, food, clothing), and transport them to the shelter, to our storage, or to a client’s home.
Landscaping and Upkeep
We need someone to assist with mowing the grass at the shelter and work on flowerbeds. What a great project for a gardener. A great group project is to plant spring flowers in one of our flower beds. These special touches make the shelter a nicer place to stay.
Handy Person Renovations
If you can paint, build a cabinet, fix a broken door handle, lay tiles, or are just all-around handy, we can really use you in our continued effort to improve the shelter environment.
Child Care Providers
Supervise children while their parents participate in educational workshops and other important activities. Volunteers play games, read stories, and keep children entertained using resources/materials provided by the program or the volunteers. All volunteers should be at least 16 years old.
Office Assistance and Hotline Response
We can always use an extra pair of hands helping in our off-site office. Opportunities include filing, answering the phone, assist with mailings, assist with community speaking engagements, provide information about the shelter by managing our booth at health fairs, college fairs, etc.
We also need assist answering the domestic abuse hotline. You would provide information to callers, conduct intake assessments, and provide emotional support. Don’t worry, you will receive training prior to placement in this volunteer position.