Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Attention Homes. Due to a full roster of volunteers, we are not on-boarding new volunteers at this time. We will resume volunteer orientations in 2019. Please reach out to wnorris@attentionhomes.org with questions.

Current Needs: 

Meal Donations: Looking for families, individuals, and groups that are able to sign up for a monthly meal at one of our homes.

Email will: wnorris@attentionhomes.org for details.

Volunteer Opportunities at The Source

Street Outreach

The first point of contact for many of the young people we serve is through Street Outreach. We offer support with basic needs such as sandwiches, toiletry kits, etc., inform them about the services offered at The Source. Five days a week, the Street Outreach Coordinator along with one or two volunteers reaches out to youth on the street.

Day Drop-In at The Source

Day Drop-In at The Source is open to young people 7 days a week from 12:30-5:00 pm. 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 resources internally and referrals and resources to outside agencies. Two volunteers are needed each day.

Employment, Life Skills, & GED

The Source offers employment counseling, life skills training, and GED/EDU resources for anybody in the community between the ages of 12 – 24. Volunteers help staff in these programs in various capacities.

Cooking at The Source

Cook for our youth! Individual volunteers, or groups up to 5 people are able to come on a monthly basis to make meals at The Source. You can bring your own ingredients, or use what we have on hand.

Group Opportunities

Groups from faith communities, service clubs, businesses, and schools come to volunteer on a monthly, biannual, or one-time basis. Group size at either program is limited to 12 volunteers.

Activities may include:

  • Cooking
  • Maintenance
  • Yard work
  • Seasonal house and yard preparation
  • Small construction projects
  • Deep cleaning and organizing

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 for drop-in at The Source must be at least 20 years of age.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Chase House

Chase House

The residential care program serves youth ages 12-18 with temporary residential care in a safe, structured and licensed, home-like setting. It is a 24/7 facility. One volunteer is needed Monday – Friday for an after school/early evening shift. One volunteer is needed for afternoon shifts on Saturday and Sunday.

Meal Donors

Individuals, groups and /or families prepare a meal in their home and drop it off on a scheduled date at Chase House.

Group Opportunities

Groups from faith communities, service clubs, businesses, and schools come to volunteer on a monthly, biannual, or one-time basis. Group size at either program is limited to 12 volunteers.

Activities may include:

  • Cooking
  • Maintenance
  • Yard work
  • Seasonal house and yard preparation
  • Small construction projects
  • Deep cleaning and organizing

Please Note: Due to licensing regulations, all volunteers at the Adolescent Residential Program must be at least 21 of age.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Administrative Office

Special Events

We host multiple events throughout the year and are always looking for extra support. Contact us to learn how you can help!

General Office

Volunteer at our administrative office to help with data entry, grant prospecting, mailings, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I learn more about a specific volunteer opportunity?

Please attend one of the monthly volunteer orientations.

What specific steps are required for me to volunteer?
  1. Fill out a volunteer application.
  2. Attend a one hour volunteer orientation.
  3. Attend a two hours volunteer training.
  4. Meet with volunteer coordinator, to find the right fit for you and the organization for your volunteering.
  5. Fill out the required paperwork and complete a background check.
Why can’t people under the age of 18 volunteer in the Runaway and Homeless Shelter?

To protect the anonymity and confidentiality of the young people we serve, all volunteers must be 18 years of age and out of high school.

If I’m under the age of 18 how can I get involved with Attention Homes?

We have many youth who support Attention Homes by hosting awareness events in their schools, churches, or service clubs. Under age youth can also provide support by preparing a meal at home and have it delivered at either program. Making sandwiches or lunches for Street Outreach is another great way to get involved.

Are there other opportunities for me to learn about youth in crisis?

Yes, 6 times a year Attention Homes offer volunteers and interested community members Continuing Education Programs. Example of recent topics of continuing education programs are:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Understanding the Runaway and Homeless Youth Population
  • Challenges Facing LGBTQ Runaway and Homeless Youth
  • Human Trafficking
  • Talking to Kids about Marijuana
  • Motional Interviewing with Youth

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