Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

For more than 130 years, members of our community have helped make our mission possible by generously sharing their time, talents and resources.

We have individual and group volunteers who support us in our centers, working directly with our children and staff, helping us staff special events, or lending a hand with other projects.




Community Engagement Opportunities

Adopt-A-Centerall year

Focus support on your Sheltering Arms center of choice. Activities can include quarterly volunteering, getting to know the children and families, and helping with center-specific projects and requests.

Spring Service Dayhalf day or full day

Help make early childhood education sparkle! Your group of 10 to 30 people may choose a half day or full day Saturday service day making one of our 14 highly-rated centers look its very best. Activities may include deep cleaning, yard work, playground spruce, office organizing, painting and other center-specific requests.

Read to Me Wednesdays, 9am – 11am

Classroom Assistants Needed! Actual activities follow the teachers’ day plan. Available at all 14 locations.

Personal Development Workshopsall year

As a part of Sheltering Arms’ supportive family services, professionals from our partners provide various workshops throughout the year, including: financial literacy, health & wellness, employment coaching, relationship skills and much, much more. Please lend us your expertise!

Operation StorybookApril

Celebrate early literacy and help inspire a love of reading by participating in fun-filled activities during our annual week-long read-a-thon! Parents, friends and groups of all sizes are welcome. Volunteer blocks start at 30 minutes. Available at all 14 locations.

Summer Diaper DriveJuly 22 – August 31, 2019

Sheltering Arms provides diapers for 2,000+ children each year! Your team, club, place of worship or company may host a drive and deliver donations to the Sheltering Arms center nearest you!

Rising Star Toy DriveSeptember 23 – December 13

Give a Sheltering Arms child the gift of joy for the holidays by sharing in one of three ways: donating a new toy, making a financial contribution so we can purchase toys on your behalf, or hosting your own toy drive at work, in your community, or at your place of worship.

Ready to get started?

We welcome all volunteers, ages 10 and up, at any of our 14 centers!

There is plenty of opportunity for volunteers to help us! Those who like working with children in our centers can serve as teacher’s helpers, play buddies or reading pals; we also welcome volunteers who can provide administrative assistance or facilities clean-up; and for special events, we can use those who like to help with tasks like greeting guests, providing photography, setting up or breaking down.

• Our administrative office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
• Our center hours of operation are 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
• Volunteer shifts are available mornings 9:00-12:00 and afternoons 2:30-5:00.

Note: Youth volunteers (15 and under) must be accompanied by an adult.

Ready to get started?

Complete the Volunteer Application. A member of our Volunteers and Events team will respond within 24-48 hours.

If you have any questions, email us at volunteers@shelteringarmsforkids.com.

We welcome all volunteers, ages 10 and up, at any of our 14 centers!

There are many ways that volunteer groups can assist us – from working in our centers as teacher’s helpers, play buddies or reading pals to assisting with a Sheltering Arms event, from sharing specific job skills or company resources to sponsoring and event!

• Our administrative office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
• Our center hours of operation are 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
• Volunteer shifts are available mornings 9:00-12:00 and afternoons 2:30-5:00.

Ready to get started?

Please contact us by clicking here or by emailing volunteers@shelteringarmsforkids.com. A member of our Volunteer and Events team will respond within 24-48 hours.

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