Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Family Lifeline! Much of our success depends on the work of volunteers – caring individuals who enjoy sharing their unique talents and skills in an effort to make life better for others. Whether you have a particular set of talents or are looking to gain some new skills, we’ll work to allow you to make the most of your volunteer time while helping others. We offer many opportunities for involvement, ranging from office assistance to direct service options. See some examples below for our different service areas.
Be on call to help with social events, fundraisers, and special projects as needed.
Putting the Fun in Fundraising and Community Outreach
Talk with our development staff about ways you can have fun with your friends and help out our programs by hosting a fundraising event or assisting us with community outreach. Dates and times are up to you.
Help with general office duties such as filing, mailings, and other administrative duties across all program areas as needed.
Older Adults & Persons with Disabilities:
Friendly Visitor Volunteer
Choose to establish an on-going inter-generational friendship with an older adult or person with disability, by providing friendly visits once a month for a year. Training and background check required. Dates and times are up to you and your friend.
Make regular calls to an isolated individual or to someone on our waiting list for a friendly visitor. Dates and times are up to you.
Greeting Card Artist
Snip, Paste, Decorate to create handmade cards for different occasions (e.g. get well, birthdays, holidays, blank cards) for staff to send to elders. Do it yourself or host a party! Dates and times are up to you.
Friendly Baskets of Cheer
Brightening older adults’ holidays, one goodie basket at a time. Fill a basket with some of these suggested items: stationary, toiletries, non perishable food items, cold weather items, and large print activities. Drivers are also needed to deliver baskets on a designated day. Fall Project.
Families with Young Children:
Back to School Bins:
(Summer Project) Traditional school supply drives offer supplies for older elementary school students, however our early childhood program parents have trouble finding age-appropriate supplies needed for their pre-school and kindergarten children. Help these children enter school prepared to succeed!
Hold a book drive to collect new or gently used books specific to infants, toddlers, young children, and Moms-to-be. Dates and times are up to you. Great project for a school group or for teens who need volunteer hours!
Prenatal and New Mom Baskets
Hold a drive for infant and household supplies to be used to help our parents as they transition to parenthood. Dates and times are up to you.
Home Visitor Supply Kits
Prepare materials for parents to use with their children as they do Parents as Teachers (PAT) activities. Scheduled group activity, as needed, at Family Lifeline offices.
For more information about how to get started, please call Colleen Wilhelm at 804.249.9343 or leave a message below: