How to Help
Volunteer at host sites
Volunteers do NOT need to be affiliated with any faith-based congregation to volunteer at Host sites. Each site has a trained congregational coordinator who schedules volunteers and manages their host week.

Host Week Positions

 Setup/breakdown on Sundays

The families move from a host site Sundays after breakfast and arrive at the next scheduled host site at before dinner time. Volunteers set-up cots or blow-up beds, family space, and food provisions for the week. Sunday mornings family space is broken down and the IFS trailer loaded up for the next location.  


Volunteers may be asked to donate and deliver deli products, breads, breakfast items, disposable wares, personal care products, diapers, baby food, etc. at the request of the coordinator.

 Dinner Providers

Bring a balanced, child friendly meal for the families in program. Coordinators will provide information on allergies, religious restrictions, dietary choices, and the number and age of the guests in program. Menus are worked out in advance, to avoid duplicate type meals for the week.  

 Dinner Hosts

Set out the dinner meal with serving utensils. Direct guests where to store unused foods and where to dispose of trash. Dinner hosts can help with homework, play games, and chat with the adults. Overnight hosts These two volunteers arrive around 9 pm and stay overnight until no later than 7 am. Cots/blow-up beds and linens are provided. Hosts secure the facility after all family members are in for the night.   

Volunteer in Day Center 

• Clerical Assistance to the Office Manager
– basic computer Microsoft Office skills needed
• Sorting and packing donation items
• Database support – maintaining our CRM system
• Seasonal assistance for Christmas, Easter, and back-to-school distributions