Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Serving families during their time of need is what HavenHouse St. Louis is all about. There are many ways you can share your time and talents to help meet the needs of our families.
Help with final meal preparations and serving meals to our families
We provide families with hot, home-cooked breakfasts and dinners Monday-Friday. Assistance is needed to help our full-time cook make final meal preparations and prepare the dining room for families. Training on the mealtime procedures will be provided. Only volunteers 18 and older may apply for this volunteer opportunity. This is a weekly commitment and proof of a Hepatitis A vaccination is also required.
Breakfast: Volunteers are needed from 6:15 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Dinner: Volunteers are needed from 3:30 p.m-6:00 p.m.
Provide hot, home-cooked meals for our families on the weekends
On weekends we rely on volunteers to provide breakfast and dinner for our patients and their family members. If you love to cook, this is the volunteer opportunity for you. Click here to review our meal donor guidelines.
Use your foreign language skills to assist our patients and their family members
Since 2005 HavenHouse has welcomed families from over 54 different countries. Some of the families that stay with us need translation assistance. Our volunteer interpreters assist the staff by translating our guest documents. They may also be called upon to meet with a family and a staff member within 24 hours of a family's arrival time to answer any questions about HavenHouse, and its policies and procedures. Additional support may be needed on a case by case basis.
Share your home maintenance skills to keep HavenHouse warm and inviting
HavenHouse is a 25,000 square foot facility. With such a large building, there are always maintenance projects. With only one part-time maintenance person, we rely on volunteers to fill in the gaps to keep our building and guest rooms beautiful. We are looking for individuals who can assist with light maintenance, such as:
We are looking for individuals who can assist with light maintenance, such as:
- Changing light bulbs, air filters, etc.
- Light plumbing
- Light carpentry
- Floor maintenance
Our House Managers strive to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable during their time at HavenHouse. Some of the most important work they do is daily cleaning and laundry. Volunteers are needed to assist our House Managers in keeping 32 private rooms and bathrooms clean between patient stays and helping with daily laundry needs.
As a volunteer in this area, you would commit to a weekly time during morning or early afternoon hours to assist our House Managers. Some of the tasks include:
- Washing Windows
- Washing linens
- Cleaning guest rooms
From time to time, we need individuals with specialized skills and knowledge including but not limited to creative writers, public relations, marketing, flooring specialists, landscaping experts, movers, interior decorators, etc. If you have a special skill that might be of assistance to HavenHouse, we would love to hear from you! Fill out the Volunteer Application to the left to get started!
Fill out the Volunteer Application to the left to get started!