BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Volunteers play a vital role in achieving our mission. By spending quality time with our youth, tutors and mentors serve as inspiring role models. Through landscaping and painting projects, community groups improve our facilities to create comfortable environments for our children. Whether volunteering as an individual or with a group, our volunteer specialist will match you with an opportunity that fits your schedule and interests. 

Become a Volunteer

Mentor a Youth

Develop a meaningful, healthy, one-on-one relationship with one of our youth. Mentors are encouraged to visit the youth they are paired with regularly in order to provide consistent and reliable support. Common mentor-mentee activities include playing board or video games, playing outside or in the gym, and doing arts/crafts. Mentors must be 21 years of age, submit to a background check and drug screen, attend training and orientation to qualify, as well as make a six month commitment.

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Young Advisory Board

Put simply, our Young Advisory Board members are our champions. These civic-minded individuals believe in our mission and are taking action to be the change they wish to see in the world. By partnering with us, they strive to improve the safety and health of children and families in all our communities. Is that you?

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Birthday Club

We are seeking groups and/or organizations to providing birthday gifts for all foster care kids for one month. Making a child feel special on their special day is a wonderful gift.

Campus Companions

Campus Companions are groups of fun-loving volunteers who host weekly game nights (BINGO, Lego-building, board games and movie nights) for youth in our residential treatment services.

 Education Tutors

Volunteers can open doors to improved study skills, helping students become life-long learners. Tutors not only offer academic support, but friendships as well. Our most critical need is for tutors to assist current and former foster youth in our Y.E.S. program. All tutors must be 21 years of age, submit to a background check and drug screen, attend training and orientation to qualify, as well as make a six month commitment.

Facility Volunteers

This volunteer opportunity includes helping our hard-working maintenance and housekeeping staff with various tasks, including working in our storage closets, sorting donations, painting and washing windows.

Fundraising/Special Event Volunteers

During the calendar year we host a wide variety of fundraising and special events. Event volunteers help in a variety of ways — ticket sales, securing auction items, day-of-event set up, check guest in, and other fun activities. Learn more about our events here.

Garden/Horticulture Theraply Volunteers

Designed to help children learn important academic, life and social skills, our gardening and horticulture programs also serves as a calm getaway and therapy space to foster relationships in a natural setting as opposed to an office. We invite groups or individuals to come work alongside our residents and students in various projects. Learn more about our growing healthy living and food systems program.

Group Volunteers

Whether your group would like to assist at one of our events or programs, participate in a "work day" on campus, host an activity for the children we serve, sponsor a donation collection or fundraise in support of our programs, we are happy to welcome you!  Volunteer opportunities have included everything from helping with the installation of a new playground, planning parties, building cottage benches, planting flowers, sorting/wrapping holiday gifts, organizing donations, and collecting school supplies, books for the library or other needed items. The opportunities are endless! 

Become a Volunteer