volunteerAs a volunteer, there are many ways that you can contribute directly or indirectly to benefit Watson Children’s Shelter and the children who reside here. It is important to us that we match your skills, talents, and interests with a unique volunteer opportunity.

Here are a few examples of volunteer opportunities:

  • Outside Maintenance – Weeding/gardening/landscape maintenance
  • Inside Maintenance – Spring cleaning, food pantry inventory, preparing recycling
  • Inside Clerical Work – Bulk Mailings, sorting, organizing
  • Special Events – Bike for Shelter (May), Watson Tennis Pro-Am (Sept/Oct)
  • Promotional Advertising – Hanging posters, distributing brochures, etc. *vehicle required*
  • Personal or Group project – Food drives, birthday presents, and more. Please reach out to us with ideas!

Volunteers, please understand: Because of the trauma frequently experienced by the children before they arrive at Watson Children’s Shelter, we maintain professional staff who are educated and experienced in child related programs and who complete required annual training hours. Therefore, we are not able to have volunteers work directly with the children. Please know that we appreciate you and your willingness to serve!

Thanks for completing a volunteer application which provides us with an overview of your interests. You can return it to our administrative offices at 4978 Buckhouse Lane, or email it to aherriger@shelter4children.com.

Download Volunteer Application