“Help Now was founded by volunteers in 1981, and today, our volunteers continue to serve a vital role in every aspect of the agency. Volunteers are important to us because they contribute their time, energy and ideas. They increase our visibility in the community, expand our capacity to provide services and send a strong message of caring to our program participants. Help Now is successful because of the support of amazing volunteers.”
– Tammy Douglass, Executive Director
If you would like to become a part of our elite staff of volunteers, please fill out a Volunteer Application. We have many volunteer opportunities, so we invite you to speak to our Volunteer Coordinator today!
We need help sorting and storing food for our residents, re-stocking and organizing pantries.
There are always things to fix at both the shelter and the outreach center—think raking leaves, yard work, cleaning windows and carpets, general cleaning including sweeping, mopping, disinfecting floors and countertops, repairs and upkeep.
Especially around the holidays, we need help sorting all the donations that come in. We also always need help organizing our storage closets, where we keep our back stock for our residents!
This position includes doing crafts and activities with kids, adults or both.
This position involves tutoring children, generally ages 5-16, after school and helping them with their homework. This is a great opportunity for high school students who need community service hours!
This position is short-term and sporadic work at our events, such as our float in the Annual Christmas Parade, our Christmas Party and putting on other events for Easter, Halloween, Domestic Violence Awareness month and more. We are also happy to host volunteer groups for special projects, such as dinners at the shelter and corporate Days of Caring.
This position involves attending community and agency fairs, where you will table and educate different groups about the services Help Now offers, usually alongside a Help Now staff member.
This job involves working with our evening support group for kids. Usually, the groups are divided by age and the counselor works with one group while the aid supervises the other, and then they switch.
This position includes volunteering once a week for 11 weeks to assist a staff member in leading Expect Respect, a domestic violence prevention program that teaches young adults about healthy relationships, in local schools. If interested, you must submit a volunteer application through Osceola Public Schools OASIS volunteer system and attend their orientation.