Organize a supply drive. 

Read a story. Help write a resume.

ACTS OF COMPASSION HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF FAMILIES

At Family Promise, volunteers are the backbone of all of our work.  Since 1999, volunteers have made meals, provided companionship, read stories, and offered compassion and support. Family Promise offers many exciting opportunities to use your skills for impact through virtual, in-person, and corporate volunteering. For more information on getting involved, visit our volunteer sign-up page.

YARD WORK

Help make the outside of Family Promise facilities more hospitable by helping with basic yard work

OFFICE ANGEL

Help with the administrative side of which includes items like mailings, filing, answering the phone or other office tasks

ORGANIZE DONATIONS

Do you have the gift of organization?  If so, you would be the perfect person to help in our donation area by organizing clothes and household items.

SERVE A MEAL

This job is perfect for people who are experts in the kitchen.  For this, we need you to prepare a meal for 10 people in our shelter program.  

GROUP PROJECT

Mobilize your business, congregation or group of friends to make an impact serving families with housing instability

Family Promise-mom and son

“Each time we make room for strangers, we chip away at the fear and isolation and heartbreak in our world. We also get to participate in something that is life giving, both to us and the people we welcome.”

Volunteer from Family Promise 

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO COMMIT?


That depends on how much time you can give and the type of volunteer opportunity that interests you. You can be an office angel by serving for just a few hours and is perfect for volunteers with busy schedules. For those with a bit more time, our ‘done in a day’ projects, like yard work at a Day Center and helping at a special event, work well. Whereas volunteering to serve on a committee or board is best for volunteers who are capable of a longer time commitment.




CAN I VOLUNTEER ONCE OR DO I HAVE TO MAKE AN ONGOING COMMITMENT?


Family Promise volunteers can have a lasting impact on a family’s life without making a huge time commitment. One-time volunteer opportunities – such as helping with yard work or organizing donations – exist and work well for those with full schedules. There are also plenty of opportunities for volunteers who are available to make a more long-term, regular commitment.




WILL I RECEIVE VOLUNTEER TRAINING?


Family Promise wants every volunteer to feel comfortable, so we do offer training. Volunteers directly working with our families are required to go through an orientation. Additional training, tailored to the specific volunteer project, will also be provided.




CAN I VOLUNTEER WITH MY FAMILY?


We offer opportunities for entire families to volunteer. For example, families often enjoy volunteering in the evenings when they can prepare a meal or organize donations. There are opportunities for everyone.




ARE THERE OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER WITH MY CO-WORKERS?


There are opportunities for you to volunteer with a group of colleagues or even with just a single co-worker. Contact our director T.J. to help you identify a project that works best for your team.




WHAT ARE THE HOURS DURING WHICH VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP?


Family Promise offers volunteer opportunities during the day, in the evening, and on weekends. Scheduling depends on the type of volunteer activity. For example, volunteers providing homework help will do so in the evenings or on the weekends. And volunteers assisting at our office may do so during regular business hours.




DO YOU OFFER VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES?


Yes, virtual volunteers are welcome. Virtual volunteers can help with resume and interview assistance, public relations, fundraising, and even some administrative tasks.




ARE THE PROJECTS LISTED HERE THE ONLY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES?


This website provides an overview of the ways in which you can volunteer your time to help children and families. If you have other ideas of how you might want to engage, connect with our Director T.J. to explore other opportunities to contribute your time and talents.