Volunteer


Want to become a regular volunteer or connect to a child or young adult through mentoring? Take a look at what we have to offer!

Volunteer Opportunities

Clients come to Pendleton Place for many different reasons, but all need nurture and support during a period of crisis in their lives. In addition to our highly trained staff, volunteers enrich our client’s lives by sharing their experiences, skills, and talents. People like you can strengthen our programs just by donating a few hours of your time. Whether you are participating directly with our residents, are mentoring a young adult, helping sort donations, working on a special project around the facility, or helping with our fundraising events, you are helping to provide support.

There are many ways you can help Pendleton Place as a volunteer. Our goal is to match your talents and interests with the needs of our programs in order to create the best experience for both you and our children.

Questions about Volunteering?

If you have any questions about volunteering or would like to schedule a group activity, please email us at outreach@pendletonplace.org.

Click here to download a volunteer application packet.

Need to pay your $16 volunteer fees for background checks? Click HERE to jump to the dedicated online donation page for fees!

General Volunteer Opportunities

Our current  general volunteer opportunities include:

– Mailing Projects
– Fundraising events assistance

Groups Are Welcome!

Do you have a group that would like to volunteer? Groups can participate in or sponsor outings or on-site activities with residents (ie. trip to the park, zoo, museum, roller skating, etc.), complete a project around the facility, or help with an event. Please see a sample of our group opportunities below.

*Please, no groups larger than 12 people unless the activity is off-site.*

  • Host a Party – Host a party at our place or at your church or business! Sponsor a movie & popcorn night, a pizza or ice cream party, board game night, or any other fun activity.
  • Craft Time – Organize a craft for residents. Your group can participate hands-on to help guide them through the process.
  • Cooking 101 – Bring your favorite recipe and host a cooking class for our teens.
  • Landscaping or Outdoor projects – help make our grounds beautiful and inviting!
  • Heavy Duty Cleaning- washing windows (inside or outside) or cleaning baseboards and walls
  • TLC for our Vehicles – 4 vehicles that always need some care

Don’t see something you like? We can help create a volunteer activity that fits your group’s interests and needs.

Smith House Volunteers

Please be aware that Smith House volunteers must be 18 years or older. Opportunities include cookouts, homework help, chaperoning outings, mani/pedi night, arts/crafts, movie nights, etc.

To plan an activity with our Smith House residents please fill out and submit this form to outreach@pendletonplace.org.

Youth Resource Center (YRC) Volunteers

Mentors

Mentoring at the YRC is a goal-oriented, solution-focused, and relationship-centered process that occurs between a young adult, ages 17-26, and an older or more experienced person in a non-professional, one-on-one coaching capacity. This supportive relationship benefits one or more areas of the mentee’s development (social, emotional, employment, academic, etc.) that ultimately leads to self-sufficiency and success in the young adult’s life.

As a mentor, you will serve as a guide and coach to a young adult as they work toward living a healthy and successful independent life. You will support them in achieving their goals, model healthy and positive behavior, and empower them to stay accountable to the aspirations they have set for themselves. All mentors receive ongoing training and support from Youth Resource Center staff to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to be an effective mentor.

Please note, all mentors must go through the general volunteer application and screening process before completing a mentor application and interview.