HELP A CHILD: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

"Our goal at Hand in Hand is to give these children a better tomorrow."

Hand in Hand volunteer

“It is so hard to see what is going on in the lives of these children. But I am so grateful to be part of an organization that seeks to holistically support kids and families from all walks of life.”

Hand in Hand volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Hand in Hand is blessed to have the support of volunteers working throughout our organization. Current volunteer postions include:

 

Hand in Hand Safe Place

Position Description:
Hand in Hand Safe Place provides temporary shelter in a welcoming environment while compassionately and expertly supporting youth as they transition into foster care. Much of this volunteer work takes place at the Safe Place shelter.

Best Suited for People Who:

  • Are passionate about providing direct care services and support to youth who have experienced trauma.
  • Embody compassion, dedication and hope and possess the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Have evening/weekend availability
Outreach Program

Position Description:
The Hand in Hand Outreach Program supports children and families in need through a variety of services that provide groceries, clothing, academic support, soccer outreach, and community events. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work as soccer coaches, clothing drive support, and tutors among other positions.

Best Suited for People Who:

  • Are passionate about partnering with underserved children and families in a way that gives back to their communities.
  • A wide range of opportunities for people who are comfortable working with the public, children or perhaps in an office environment.
  • Embody enthusiasm and dedication, are self-motivated and possess the ability to create and follow boundaries.
  • Have lived experiences that relate to poverty, housing or food insecurity.
Foster Support Services

Position Description:

Hand in Hand’s Foster Support Services is a new program intentionally created to improve the overall Child Welfare experience for youth, foster, and biological families. Services include: Hand in Hand’s Resource Closet, Visitation and coming soon – Foster Parent Support Groups.

Best Suited for People Who:

  • Are dedicated and passionate about supporting youth and their families (biological and foster).
  • Embody empathy, compassion, can follow rules and have a strong sense of personal self-awareness.
  • Have weekday/evening/weekend availability
Student Internships

Position Description:

Intern with Hand in Hand to obtain valuable field experience that will advance you in your current and future career.

Best Suited for People Who:

  • Are AA and BA level candidates working toward a degree in a social service related field (i.e. human services, social work, psychology, etc.)
  • Are passionate about systems change, community collaboration and best practices and are eager to make a difference in the child welfare system.
  • Display critical thinking skills, creativity, compassion, flexibility and are able to work independently and as a member of a team.

 

To apply for any of these positions, click button.

“Safe Place reminds me that there is hope in an ever-changing world.”

Safe Place Volunteer

“Hand in Hand taught me there are kids in my own neighborhood that need my love and support. And then they gave me a tangible way to help.”

Hand in Hand Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

“Without volunteers, we’d be a nation without a soul.”

Rosalynn Carter

At Hand in Hand, we know that families step out of crisis when they are given hope and opportunity. It is our purpose to create both for the many children who cross our threshold. Our volunteers are an integral part of fulfilling that very purpose.

When you volunteer with Hand in Hand, you join an incredible team of compassionate people dedicated to assisting children and families in the midst of traumatic separation, in need of basic necessities or services, seeking academic coaching or even the simple joy of joining an after school soccer program.

We welcome you to apply for a volunteer position here:

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