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Volunteer With Us

Avondale House’s volunteer program offers opportunities to use your talent, whether it involves enjoying recreational activities with the children and young adults, photography, or a musical or cooking skill. Each year over 400 volunteers dedicate almost 4,000 hours of service to our agency. Your support is always needed and appreciated at Avondale House.

How to Volunteer

To get started, please follow the link to complete our Volunteer Application Form.

We welcome in-person volunteers who are vaccinated at this time.  If you are interested in group volunteering, see the section on volunteer groups below. 

If you have any additional questions, please email Emma Foytlin at emmaf@avondalehouse.org.

Next Steps

Current Opportunities

July 2023

Adult Day Program opportunities with adult participant interaction (Weekday)

· Arts & Crafts – Lead an arts and crafts workshop in one of our adult day classrooms. Examples include painting, drawing, stenciling, etc.

· Cooking Class – Instruct participants on how to cook and prepare food. Examples include making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, baking cupcakes, cookie decorating, making pizza, etc.

· Fitness Fridays – Lead a fitness activity in our adult day rec room. Examples include dancing, basketball, yoga, etc.

Residential Program opportunities with adult participant interaction (Weeknight/Weekend)

· Community Outing Assistant – Accompany adult residents while they participate in community-based outings. Outings can include going to dinner, visiting a grocery store, bowling, going to church, etc. **Avondale House trained support staff will always be present. **

· Daily Activities – Visit one of our residential homes and assist residents with daily activities. Activities can include cooking, a game night, going on neighborhood walks, karaoke night, etc.

Opportunities with non-participant interaction (Weekday)

· Donation Drives – Avondale House is always in need of household supplies for our residential program. Donations of items and gift cards are always welcomed and appreciated. If interested in coordinating a donation drive, please reach out to emmaf@avondalehouse.org.

· Landscaping & Gardening – The Avondale House O'Meara campus and our four group homes frequently need landscaping and gardening maintenance. Come help us maintain our flower beds, shrubs, trees, and plants.


General Opportunities

Volunteer Groups

If your group is interested in volunteering with us, please begin the process by filling out the form below with as much information as possible. Our volunteer coordinator will then be in touch to find out more and to schedule a tour.  

Group Volunteer Form 

Restrictions to Note

Avondale House Staff

Staff and employees of Avondale House, if you need a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Request Form

If you have an item to add to an Amazon Wishlist, please email Emma at emmaf@avondalehouse.org.

Have comments, questions, or concerns about the Avondale House Volunteer Program? We'd love your feedback! Please fill out this form to get in touch with us.

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