Becoming a Volunteer at The Children’s Home
As a nonprofit organization, The Children’s Home depends on the generosity of the public to maintain high standards in residents’ academic performance, facility improvements and expansion, and innovative programs. Volunteers are essential to The Children’s Home and the young people we serve, and we make every effort to make sure your talents are put to the best use. The Home has been blessed with many volunteers since our opening days in 1863, and we hope to count you among them.
We invite you to become part of a statewide network for children and families. There are enough opportunities to match your interests and available time. Training programs are available for all volunteer positions. Listed below are a few of our one-time or intermittent volunteer opportunities. Want to become a volunteer tutor, mentor, instructor, or coach? Please visit this webpage to learn more and apply.
One-time & Intermittent Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Tutors, Mentors, Instructors, & Coaches
The Children’s Home has a limited number of opportunities available for volunteers who want to work closely with our residents. These positions are limited to volunteers ages 21 and older.
- Tutors volunteer the same time each week to help with specific junior and senior high school subjects. Traditionally, this takes place between 3:30-5:00pm, M-Th.
- Mentors volunteer the same time each week to work with a small group of residents to teach and help improve life skills (e.g. job readiness, cooking, budgeting, etc.).
- Instructors volunteer the same time each week or month to teach a group of residents a special skill (e.g. arts, crafts, music, book club, chess/gaming, coding, etc.).
- Coaches volunteer the same time each week or month to lead regular sporting activities (e.g. basketball, football, soccer, swimming, etc.).
To give the residents of the Home the finest care possible, volunteers in these positions are carefully vetted and trained, and are asked to make a six-month commitment.