Donate
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Volunteer as a
company or group

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Help in the Children's Programs

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Learning Center
Opportunities

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Provide a meal

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Partner with
Our House

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Provide Professional Services

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Give a year of service as a VISTA or AmeriCorps member

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Serve as an
MSW Intern

Volunteer

Our House has a variety of volunteer opportunities with varying commitments. From administrative assistance to campus improvement to working directly with clients, we can find the perfect opportunity for you. To get started, download our Volunteer Application below, and email it to our Volunteer Relations VISTAIf you or a member of you group is under eighteen years of age, download and complete the Minor Volunteer Registration Form as well.

 

Volunteer ApplicationMinor Volunteer Registration Form

General: Volunteer Relations VISTA at 501-374-7383 ext 202
Learning Center: Education and Workforce VISTA at 501-374-7383 ext 211
Children’s Programs: Children’s Programs VISTA at 501-374-7383 ext 240

 

Check out the different ways to volunteer your time below. Not sure what you want to do? Contact the Volunteer Relations VISTA to find out our most recent needs and hear more options.

Volunteer as an Individual

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Thanks for you interest in volunteering with us at Our House! We have a variety of ways you can get involved. For specific ways to volunteers, read from the list below.

      • Friends of the Family Program:  Community members will be matched with residents of Our House to grow together in encouragement and emotional support. For more information, please contact the Housing and Alumni VISTA at 501-374-7383 ext 236.
      • Court Mandated Community Service:  Our House accepts applicants according to need and qualifications. Applicants must pass a sex offender check and meet with the Operations Support VISTA before they can serve. If you are interested in fulfilling your court mandated community service at Our House, please contact the Operations Support VISTA at 501-374-7383 ext 236.
      • Provide Professional Services:  Are you a hair stylist, dentist, lawyer, massage therapist, or other professional willing to share your services with our residents? Our House has had individuals and groups serve the residents for everything from blood testing to music education. If you are interested, please complete the Volunteer Application and send it to volunteer@ourhouseshelter.org
      • Give a Year of Service as AmeriCorps:  Become part of our team as a full time volunteer for the summer or a year. AmeriCorps service members are an integral part of the Our House team. They receive a monthly stipend and emergency health benefits. For more information, check out the Our House AmeriCorps page and available AmeriCorps positions on the Employment page.
      • Intern at Our House:  Our House has opportunities for Master of Social Work students to intern on our campus. Browse Internship Opportunities on the Employment Page.

Volunteer as a Family

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We have opportunities for families, teens and youth groups. Volunteers under 18 must have a signed permission slip with them when they arrive. Any child under 14 must be accompanied by parents or a guardian. There are some limitations on where families can volunteer. To figure out the right opportunity for your family, contact the Volunteer Relations VISTA.

        • Family Volunteer Day: In the spring, summer, and fall we will have a day of service specifically focusing on volunteer opportunities for parents and children of all ages. If your are interested in attending, please RSVP by clicking here.
        • Friends of the Family Program:  Community members will be matched with residents of Our House to grow together in encouragement and emotional support. For more information, please contact the Housing and Alumni VISTA at 501-374-7383 ext 236.
        • Provide a Meal:  Families and groups provide meals during lunch, dinner, and events. Please note that meal servers are expected to also provide the food to serve. If you are interested in preparing & serving a meal of your choice, learn more on the Meals page.

Volunteer as a Company or Group

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Corporate and business groups, congregations and social groups all play a large part in helping Our House run smoothly. There are always volunteer oportunities on campus. Your organization can also help us improve Our House programs in any of these or other ways:

      • Host an Event:  Plan a party activity or carnival for residents or Children’s Programs.
      • Host a Drive:  Get the whole team involved by hosting a drive at your place of work, school, or worship. Please contact the In-Kind Donations VISTA at 501-374-7383 ext 214 to find out our current needs.
      • Provide a Meal:  Families and groups provide meals during lunch, dinner, and events. Please note that meal servers are expected to also provide the food to serve. If you are interested in preparing and serving a meal of your choice, learn more on the Meals page.
      • Become a Partner:  Does your company provide services to people like Our House clients? We would love to partner with you to connect services. Please contact the Volunteer Relations VISTA to express interest.