The first point of contact for many of the young people we serve is through our Street Outreach Team. We offer support with basic needs such as sandwiches, toiletry kits, etc., inform them about the services offered at Attention Homes and other community resources. Five days a week (M-F), the Street Outreach Coordinator, along with two volunteers, reach out to youth on the street. These volunteer shifts are 2 hours long, in all weather elements, between the hours of 9am-4pm.
The daytime Drop-In Center at The Source is open to young people, ages 12-24, 7 days a week from 12:30-5:00pm. The Drop-In program’s first priority is to provide food, showers, laundry services, clean clothes, and access to medical care. Its second priority is to provide additional resources and support to assist individuals with their goals around housing, employment, and education. Volunteers are needed each day of the week for 2 hour shifts between the hours of 12:30-4:oopm to support staff in the space and build relationships with the people accessing services. Weekly commitment is required.
Our shelter is open nightly from 5:00pm – 8:00am. Up to 16 youth per night can stay in our shelter, safe from the streets and elements. Youth ages 20 and under are welcome to utilize this service free of charge. Volunteers are needed each evening from 5-7 pm or 6-8 pm to support staff and build relationships with the individuals living at our shelter. Weekly commitment is required.
The Qualified Residential Treatment Program, also known as Chase House, serves youth ages 12-18 who have been removed from their home by social services. One volunteer is needed each evening of the week either from 5-7pm or 7-9pm to support staff and build relationships with the individuals living at Chase House. Weekly commitment is required.
Attention Homes provides 3 meals a day to a total of ~50 young people. Individual volunteers or groups up to 4 people are able to come to The Source on a weekly or monthly basis to make meals for the individuals in our programs. You can bring your own ingredients, or use what we have on hand.
We also rely on meal donations as well! You are able to sign up for a day to drop off an already prepared meal at either program location. You can sign up one time, or on a monthly basis. View meal donation guidelines here
Groups from faith communities, service clubs, businesses, and schools can volunteer on site at either program location. Group size is limited to 12 volunteers.
Activities may include:
Seasonal house and yard preparation
Small construction projects
Deep cleaning and organizing
We host multiple events throughout the year to benefit the programs at Attention Homes and are always looking for additional volunteer support.
Volunteers at our administrative office help with a variety of things such as data entry, grant prospecting, mailings, etc. and really help our administrative staff.
Become an Attention Homes ambassador and join the team of folks who represent us at community events.
Please Note: To protect the confidentiality of the young people we serve, all Street Outreach volunteers must be 18 years of age and out of high school. Volunteers at The Source and Chase House must be at least 21 years of age.
If you are looking for opportunities for someone under the age of 18, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Mo Shirley: firstname.lastname@example.org | 303-952-4516