Family Fun Nights:
Once a month the shelter holds a Family Fun Night for the residents. This provides an opportunity for the mothers and children to spend time together in a fun environment. Volunteers can provide fun crafts or stay and host an activity for the families. Past night have included: circus night, dance parties, crafts, spa days and more!
Special Occasions & Holiday Parties:
The families at the shelter love celebrations, but the mothers are often faced with choosing between saving for their future home or providing gifts for their children. Volunteers can help make holidays and special occasions fun by hosting or even just decorating for the holidays. Sometimes a few table cloth and treat bags is all the families need to have a special day.
Life Skills Workshops:
Many residents living in the shelter have had limited opportunities to learn and develop life skills. Volunteers can share their skills and expertise in a subject by hosting a workshop for the mothers or children! There are numerous workshop opportunities which include: cooking/baking, self-care, financial stability, yoga, meditation, sewing and more!
We believe it is important for the families to enter into a warm and welcoming environment. Many families arrive at the shelter with very few items. When families move into their room they find a welcome basket that contains: towels, hygiene products, self-care journals, an inspiration board, and small toys or items for the children. Volunteers can provide items or create the welcome baskets for the families to provide comfort as they enter the shelter
Individual and group volunteer opportunities
Front Desk Assistance:
Our front desk volunteers are the first voice a person in need hears when they call! This vital role helps with meeting and greeting clients, answering the phones, and small administrative tasks while at the front desk.
Volunteers facilitate fun and meaningful activities with the children at the shelter while their moms attend life skills classes and case management meetings. Flexible hours are available in the evening and during the day (for the summer months).
Days of Giving:
Groups and organizations can designate a day or afternoon to volunteering at the shelter that entails one large project or several smaller activities.
Volunteer groups donate, prepare and serve the meals to the residents. Opportunities include: dinner Monday through Friday and Sunday breakfast.
Groups or individuals can play a large role in helping us maintain a safe and successful shelter. Projects vary, but may include: painting, landscaping, organizing, deep cleaning, and seasonal opportunities.
Family Meal Program: