Matched with a resident to provide 1:1 guidance throughout her pregnancy and prenatal care through delivery, prenatal & postnatal appointments, and hosting a baby shower. Serves as the advocate for all birthing related issues for the resident and stays with the resident through the entire birthing process.
We are so grateful that you would like to volunteer with Compassion House! Below are a few of the many opportunities available to partner with our mission of empowering young single teen moms to break cycles of poverty, gain education, and have healthy futures for themselves and their children.
Direct Service Opportunities
Providing guidance, encouragement, and support to a resident.
Below are some of the basic expectations of our Mentors. We are passionate about supporting our mentors throughout their experience by providing trainings, workshops, and ongoing communication with our staff.
- Commit to meet with her regularly (2-4 hours/mo on average)
- Establish trust and maintain confidentiality
- Provide guidance and encouragement
- Identify learning opportunities for her
- Expose her to new ideas
- Provide helpful resources
- Share personal experiences and perspective
Aiding House Moms with covering household duties such as supervising residents, taking residents to appointments, babysitting newborns, basic household care to give House Moms breaks/respite.
Preparing and/or serving a meal with our residents and/or helping organize our food pantry or food storage areas.
Help residents with various areas of study who are working to complete educational goals such as high school classes, GED prep, or college curriculum (ie. Math tutoring).
Various Opportunities to connect professionals in many areas of: Financial Literacy, Relationships/Parenting, Workforce, and Healthy Living to aid our residents in helping complete their program completion goals. If you have a skill of some sort to share, please let us know!
Indirect Service Opportunities
We are looking for a special person who can help track, manage, and coordinate all our volunteers.
Compassion House hosts several fundraising events throughout the year, and we need strong committees to make these happen. Committee members help with the planning and leading of various aspects of each event’s specific needs such as, registration, silent/live auctions, entertainment, food planning, venue planning, theme/décor, marketing, setup/teardown, volunteer recruitment, etc. If you have a love for event planning or support, we would love to have your help!
If you or your team would like to help at our events on the day of or setup or teardown, we always have needs for individuals and/or groups who have a heart to serve in various roles from our registration team, auction team, route setup, etc. We would love to find a way to partner with you for our events!
If you have a love for retail, organization, and resources this volunteer role is for you! Our baby barn is setup to help our moms get the resources they need for their new babies. They earn Compassion Cash to “buy” items for their growing family like diapers, high chairs, clothing, and supplies. Our volunteers help organize and sort items in the Baby Barn, be there to help our Moms shop, and make sure they have a wonderful experience.
If you have the gift of organization and administration, we always need help with administrative tasks from filing, data entry, sending out thank yous, answering phones, and assisting our Case Manager and Director with various office projects and tasks.
We have various internships available for college students who would like to expand their knowledge in the fields of case management, social work, marketing & communication, and business.
Serve in various roles of maintaining different grounds-keeping from mowing, landscaping, pest control, handy man services, etc.
Our Encouragers help in various ways from assembling welcome baskets for our new Moms when they arrive that include hygiene products (we provide items), to sending them encouraging notes throughout the year, helping host birthday parties and Mother’s Day events or other holiday themed ideas, to helping with transportation. This role is for people who like to encourage and show compassion to our moms and their babies.