Apply to Volunteer
All volunteers working in shelter directly with residents at Friendship Home must be 18 years of age or older including those who volunteer in a group. If you’re not yet 18, please see Youth Volunteer Opportunities.
Since our agency is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, some opportunities can be flexible and designed to work with your personal schedule. Most opportunities to work with children are on weekday evenings.
The first step in becoming a volunteer is the application. All applications are online. Links are below. All volunteers providing services directly to Friendship Home clients must pass background checks and successfully complete the training required for their volunteer positions.
If you have questions about volunteer opportunities, requirements or scheduling, please email Sydney.
Opportunities to Help:
Share Your Heart with Children
Be a Children’s Advocate Volunteer
Volunteers can play an important role with children who are transitioning from living with domestic violence to exploring a new, safe life. Each child’s needs at this time are unique, but one thing is the same for all: positive attention from caring adults makes life better.
Volunteering as a Children’s Advocate can include:
- Being available weekday evenings
- Being 18 years of age or older
- Assisting staff facilitating children’s support groups
- Providing childcare during resident’s support groups
- Working one-on-one with kids in our “match” program (these hours will vary)
Help Make a House a Home
Be a Facilities or Youth Volunteer
It takes many things to make a house a home and to maintain a comfortable, welcoming environment in our facilities. Volunteers are always needed to help our team keep the shelters and transitional living apartments safe, sound and well-supplied.
Since our agency is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, scheduling for this position is flexible and can be worked out to fit your personal schedule or group schedule.
Volunteering as a Facilities Volunteer can include:
- Sorting and organizing donations
- Yardwork, minor repairs and painting at shelters
- Welcome Home Project: help prepare living spaces for the women and their children in our shelter and units. To create a welcoming environment for those we serve.
- Holiday season: helping organize donations and wrapping gifts for families
Volunteering as a Youth Volunteer can include:
- Hosting a needs drive
- Creating inspiring message cards for when our residents arrive in shelter
- Being a Special Events Volunteer
If you have questions about any of the above volunteer opportunities or would like to discuss an opportunity not listed, please contact Kelsey by email or call 402-437-9367.
The following internship opportunities involve working in the shelter directly with residents:
Advocate Interns assist staff in providing support to residents by:
- Responding to “request for service” phone calls.
- Providing crisis intervention and advocacy.
- Safety planning.
- Completing intake and exit procedures with residents.
- Assisting residents with goal setting, problem solving, and connecting with community resources.
- Providing one-on-on support to callers and residents.
- Helping facilitate support groups for adults or children.
Since our agency is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, scheduling for this position is flexible and can be worked out to fit your personal schedule.