School / church / community volunteer groups

Volunteer group from Live Oak School at Family House

Family House welcomes school and community volunteer groups of up to 40 people for “Done in a Day” projects, such as:

  • Cleaning, organizing, re-stocking the pantry, etc.
  • Host a Family Meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner)
  • Host an event for families. Examples include: a courtyard BBQ with lawn games; show a movie with pizza/nachos, movie snacks, and thematic arts & crafts; a catered dinner with make your own sundae dessert bar; Cinco de Mayo party; Easter Celebration; Halloween party; other fun holiday events.
  • Host an arts & crafts or music activity
  • Budgeted volunteer projects – this valuable combination of funding and volunteer time exponentially increases your impact to Family House families. Examples include: purchasing & assembling strollers; purchasing & organizing sweatshirts; purchasing & organizing goodie bags for house parties; etc.

Youth Volunteering

Many schools and youth groups already know of the magical connections made and the joy of kids helping kids at Family House. Special thanks to our regular volunteers from Live Oak School, the National Charity League, Service Corps, and Girl Scouts!

Volunteers under 18 are welcome at Family House and must to be supervised by adult chaperones; please plan according to your child’s maturity level. We recommend one adult chaperone per 3-4 child volunteers. For breakfast and arts & crafts projects, we recommend a minimum age of 5 years old. For dinners, game nights, baking activities, or similar projects, we recommend a minimum age of 9 years old. We love to take pictures of our volunteers and share them with our community, and so, we ask that everyone participating sign a photo release form/waiver prior to volunteering. (Failure to do so does not prevent them from volunteering that day.)

To get started, please email Karen Banks at

Summer Volunteer Program for High School Students

If you are interested in the Family House Summer High School Volunteer Program, click here for program details.