When you give your time to the Homeless Coalition or one of our partners you are changing lives. Whether it be through serving a meal, sorting donations, providing care for children experiencing homelessness or using your professional skills, we WILL put you to work!
The Homeless Coalition primarily uses skills-based volunteers, drawing on the professional expertise of community members have to impact our work in homelessness. We are looking for people who have experience in communications, marketing, systems mapping and planning, data management and public speaking. Working with over 40 organizations, the Homeless Coalition’s partners have a wide array of volunteer opportunities available. Click below for more information on opportunities and we’ll make a match based on your interests and abilities.
Contact Audrey Klein for more information.
I WANT TO WORK WITH...
CHILDREN EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
- Provide support for children living in homeless and/or domestic violence shelters. Activities include group
activities, interactive play, crafts, reading, help with homework and more.
- Help children celebrate holidays throughout the year. Volunteer at a local shelter to give children parties/
celebrations on Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Back to School, Halloween,
Thanksgiving, Christmas and others.
- Provide children with engaging activities and age appropriate care while parents attend life-skills, educational,
and other classes offered.
TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
- Offer individual or small group tutoring through helping with homework and building on classroom lessons that
extend understanding and importance of information taught.
- Become a mentor and establish a one-on-one relationship, acting as a positive role model, guiding them through
discovering and achieving personal and academic goals.
- Participate in organized activities for teens, including game nights and sports, such as kickball and volleyball.
ADULTS AND FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
- Serve meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at an emergency shelter, assisting with set-up, serving, and clean up
during each meal.
- Lend your strength and help a homeless family or individual move from the shelter or street into their new
- Assist individuals in becoming employed through resume development, assistance in completing job
applications, and understanding how to be successful in an interview.
- Mentor individuals and/or families working to get back on their feet by establishing a meaningful relationship
and helping them achieve personal, family, and career goals.
- Share your knowledge and life-skills by teaching classes such as cooking, budgeting, stress management, and
- Receive, sort, and organize in-kind donations of clothing, hygiene items, food, diapers, and school supplies.