thank you so much for your interest in volunteering 

It takes multiple moving parts to achieve the service, love, and stability young people need in everyday life.
Volunteers can play a huge role in developing these qualities by various means.
Some of the practical needs and/or opportunities for volunteers include:
  • Tutoring, Life Skills, and Educational Support
  • Meals
  • Phone and Shelter Support
  • Mentoring
  • Cleaning, Organizing, Maintenance
  • Fundraising
  • Administration
  • Special Projects and Activities


Hearts with a Mission uses “Meal Time” to provide structure. One of the ways volunteers can assist in the process is to provide a meal once a month. That meal can either be cooked at home, or prepared at the Shelter using the resources in the Food Pantry. Weekends meals are also available. You can sign up weekly or monthly to provide a specific grocery or household staple such as fruit, milk, eggs, garbage bags, or even laundry detergent.

Tutoring, Life Skills and Education Support

There are three different categories to choose from, all involving furthering the knowledge and life skills of the teens.
Learning Lab: Weekly/Monthly Tutoring: Sign up for a 1-hour block per week or month, from 4:45 pm-5:45 pm and be available to answer questions or assist the youth with their daily homework.
On-Call Tutoring: Coordinate with the Education Director for a time when you can align your expertise with the youth’s specific needs (i.e., Math, Spanish, etc.)
Life Skills: A broad category as there are many life skills to learn. The goal is to create positive outlets or alternatives to negative behavior by exposing the youth to hobbies or activities that they may use every day. For example: change the oil in a car, cooking, jewelry making, music lessons,  exercise, and nutrition, etc.

Phone and Shelter Support

Sign up for a minimum of an hour from 9-4 pm, Monday-Friday to answer phones, greet and screen visitors at the door, take donations, refer and connect callers to our community partners. Smaller duties may include light office management or cleaning (i.e.: helping the staff put intake packets together, folding laundry etc.).


Our hope and goal is for each of the youth to be engaged in authentic relationships as well as positive support inside and outside of the walls of Hearts with a Mission. An opportunity to create this is through youth mentoring. HWAM has partnered with Rogue Valley Youth for Christ’s “Help a Teen Succeed” (HATS) mentoring program. The process involves an application, interview and matching mentee to mentor. You can specifically request to mentor a HWAM youth.

Cleaning, Organizing, Maintenance

Cleaning and Organizing are essential in creating the “Home” environment. Some of these tasks include structured chore lists, cleaning of rooms, kitchen, gardening, painting, and laundry. Organizing clothes, towels, and the food pantry, reducing waste, and maintain efficiency in the home. Perfect for those who want to be involved and rely on flexibility in their schedules.


Our shelter(s) and services are made possible by the generosity of our community partners who have given of their resources to support Hearts With A Mission. Throughout the year we have various events to raise money, including our Homeless 2 Hopeful Superhero Fun Run and our Homeless 2 Hopeful Auction Benefit. We are always looking for people who enjoy giving our community the opportunity to donate to HWAM, through financial resources or in-kind donation.


Responsibilities may include light office management such as filing, answering the phones, working on mailings and data entry.

Special projects and activities

Encompasses a variety of volunteer opportunities. Seasonal volunteers help with our annual fundraiser, or Christmas Planning such as gift wrapping, food drives, and community activities. Special Project Volunteers may also help with constructing a work party, or providing special services to the youth for example, providing haircuts. Coordinating an event or activities is another option. This could include pizza parties, bowling, prom, camping, or sports and games at the park.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator,
Bill Hague
[email protected] | 541-944-3391