Volunteer

Our founders, Maud and Ballington Booth, and other early members of our organization came to call themselves Volunteers of America because they volunteered their whole lives to help people in need. Today, our volunteers continue this tradition by volunteering their time, hearts, and spirits. Without your help, we could not do what we do. Please see below for a list of our current volunteer opportunities. For some opportunities, an orientation, training, and a background check/references may be required.

Ways you can get involved

 

Children & Families

  • Help sort our baby closet
  • Put together a diapers and wipes drive
  • Help cook, clean, decorate or play with kids at our family group sessions
  • Organize special events
  • Plan monthly support groups
  • Teach adult students how to read and write
  • Teach adult students English (ESL)

 

Affordable Housing

  • Gather furniture and house warming items for new residents (when needed)
  • Sponsor a meal for transitional residents
  • Help maintain the grounds
  • Provide a professional service
  • Organize special events
  • Host a Bible study
  • Become a “provider” at our homeless outreach events
  • Help stock and organize donations
  • Provide donations for the homeless (contact us for currently needed items)

 

Individuals with Disabilities

  • Gather furniture and house warming items for new residents (when needed)
  • Host social and educational events for residents with disabilities at New Haven Square and Pine Haven Place.
    • Game night (bingo, board games, Etc.)
    • Seasonally, holidays or resident’s birthday events
    • Theater, dance, or entertainment performances
    • Health and safety related instructional videos
    • Financial education
    • Couponing class
    • Gardening instruction
    • Movie day
    • Fitness class (Yoga)
    • Share your favorite recipes or hobbies
    • Outings with the residents (fishing, bowling, movies, etc.)
    • Community resource education
    • Bible studies

 

Veterans

  • Organize and plan special events

 

General

  • Distribute brochures
  • Assist with clerical responsibilities
  • Help maintain our grounds
  • Provide a professional service for our facility

Volunteer application

Thank you for joining our ministry of service! You make it possible for us to serve the most vulnerable in our communities. Please fill out the following form and we will contact you soon about a possible volunteer placement.
  • List name, phone number and relationship
  • Skills and Interests

  • Background Information

  • Waivers/Agreements

    Please check the agree box after each of the following sections.
  • Volunteer agreement

    I verify that the above information is true. I understand that any false or misleading information is ground for denying or terminating my volunteer placement. I further understand that copies of this application will be sent to the Volunteers of America program in which I have indicated interest. The original will be retained in my volunteer personnel file.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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