Whether you work directly with the kids or "behind the scenes," your contribution will make a difference for the children and families in our care. The types of volunteer opportunities at The Home vary widely, from leading a weekly activity at one of our programs to providing administrative support. A few examples of volunteer roles we have placed in our programs before are: mentors, tutors, classroom assistants and activity coordinators.
Direct Care: Works with kids and families in our programs and in the community. A few examples of direct care volunteers are: tutors, classroom assistants and activity coordinators.
Group Volunteer (Direct Care and Ongoing): Groups who want to make an extended commitment come to programs and spend time with our youth, arrange activities and events.
Mentors: Our greatest volunteer need continues to be adult mentors for adolescents and teens. A mentor is an interested and committed adult who, ideally, makes a weekly commitment to an identified youth, over the course of a year or more. Mentors are encouraged to participate in on-campus or community activities with their mentees. Some of the activities our kids enjoy include bike riding, taking in a movie, going to a ball game or a show, grabbing a slice of pizza, reading a book together, fishing, ice skating, or just taking a drive. Many of our older kids would benefit from help learning to take public transportation, finding a part time job, or exploring continued education opportunities as well.
Administrative: Supports our programs with tasks such as: helping organize, prepare supplies, data collection/management, and additional administrative projects.
Please note, the minimum age for volunteering with children at The Home is 18 years old. Visit Fundraising Ideas for Kids to see other ways that kids and teens can help support The Home.
The Home asks volunteers who are interested in direct care roles to commit to long term (seasonal or at least ~ 6 months) volunteering in order to provide a consistent presence for our youth.