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 loves our volunteers! There are so many ways to get involved. Whether you want to help for a few hours or become a regular volunteer, Our House has the right opportunity for you. Please 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 volunteer needs.

Volunteer Relations VISTA at 501-374-7383 ext 202, volunteer@ourhouseshelter.org

 

Download Our Volunteer Application

One Person

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Volunteer with youth at Little Learners or Our Club.
Are you a former resident? Reconnect with Our House through the F.R.E.S.H. Alumni group. Click here for more information.

Volunteer regularly or once

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. We encourage Children’s Programs volunteers to make a monthly commitment for the sake of stability for the children. Too much for you? We also have one-time opportunities in all areas. For more information on:

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

Friends of the Family

Become a source of healthy support through the Friends of the Family program. Community members will be matched with residents of Our House to grow together in encouragement and emotional support. This is a great opportunity for both parties to learn from one another. For more information on the Friends of the Family program, 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. For more information on client services, visit the Client Services Page. Browse Internship Opportunities on the Employment Page.

Please note: currently, there are no opportunities for individuals to serve a meal. To learn more about providing meals, please visit the Provide Meals page.

Families and Youth

2010_01_08 ANW_1592 John W 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.

Friends of the Family

Families from different walks of life are connected in the Friends of the Family program. Community members will be matched with residents of Our House to grow together in encouragement and emotional support. This is a great opportunity for both parties to learn from one another. For more information on the Friends of the Family program, 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 and serving a meal of your choice, learn more on the Provide Meals page.

Companies or Groups

2010_07_17 ANW_3065 small Corporate and business groups, congregations and social groups all play a large part in helping Our House run smoothly. There is always something on campus that needs to be organized, cleaned, created, trimmed or planted. 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 gang 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 Provide 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.

Click Here for a List of Current Volunteer Needs