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Give Help: Volunteer With Us

We love our volunteers!

When you volunteer with Housing Families First, your time and kindness can be a source of hope and support that families truly need. We invite you to join our volunteer family and help us create lasting change in our community and beyond!

Visit our Volunteer Website!

We love our volunteers! Whether you’re an individual, a small group, or a larger one, we welcome you to become a part of our volunteer family. We also offer at-home or at-office opportunities for those who want to contribute remotely. If you need volunteer hours, just let us know, and we’ll gladly accommodate. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteer Website today. Thank you for being a vital part of our mission!

Join our volunteer family today! Discover meaningful opportunities at Housing Families First. Visit our Volunteer Website and make a difference in the lives of families facing homelessness.

Front Desk Volunteers Needed!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of families experiencing homelessness? Do you have a warm and welcoming personality, ready to greet visitors with a smile? If so, we invite you to become a Front Desk Volunteer at Housing Families First, a place that values compassion, support, and the power of our village!

Calling all compassionate hearts! 💕 We need your help at the Front Desk!

Cleaning Helpers Needed!

*Want to sprinkle some magic of kindness? ✨✨ We’re calling all cleaning superheroes to join the #CleaningingForGoodSquad at Housing Families First! 🧹🏠

What we’re looking for:

  • Groups of 1-4 people
  • Availability once every week or every other week for 2-4 hours. #CleaningForGoodSquad hours are Mon, Tues, and Wed between 9 and 6 and Fri 9-1.
  • Willingness to help us clean our shelter and admin common spaces, and in the process make a huge and positive impact on HFF and the families we serve

Service organizations: You can sign up for a 2-4 hour weekly window and rotate 2-4 folks from your team!

Nonprofit volunteer hours offered!

Single volunteers must be at least 18 years old, and groups must have at least one 18-year-old member with them each time.

Email [email protected] to sign up for a shift today!

You bring the shine, we’ll bring the mission! 🧹🏡 Let’s make a sparkling difference together! 💫 #CleaningForGoodSquad #VolunteerHeroes

Evening Supper Program

Our evening supper program is a great way to be a part of our HFF Family! You are invited to stay and eat dinner with the families while you’re here or drop dinner off and continue on your way. At this time, our Evening Supper Program are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. Accommodations can be made on nights not listed. Thanks for your support!

Spread warmth and nourishment: Join our Evening Supper Program! Sign up today and bring dinner to families in shelter at HFF, creating a home-cooked meal and memories of care.

Grab-and-Go Breakfast Bags: An At-Home or At-Office Volunteer Opportunity

We invite you to participate in this meaningful at-home or at-office volunteer project! Each bag should contain a grab-and-go breakfast for one person. You can decide what you’d like to add to the breakfast bag as long as (1) it doesn’t need to be refrigerated, (2) it is all prepackaged and factory-sealed, and (3) it isn’t easily crushed if the bags are stacked. Include a sweet note or picture to make someone’s day a little brighter!

The breakfast bags will be in our dining room, which supplies plates, bowls, utensils, napkins, water, and a microwave.

Breakfast bags help mornings run more smoothly at Hilliard House, our short-term shelter, and also help lower our food costs. The notes and pictures included in the bags make everyone’s day start off right, which is also a big win! These little bags are impactful and make a positive difference to all of us here at HFF!

Other At-Home Opportunities

We have several other at-home or at-office opportunities, as well! Service hours can be given for approved at-home volunteer projects.

Start the day with love: Contribute to our Grab-and-Go Breakfast Bags! Make a difference from home by assembling nutritious meals for families in shelter at HFF.

Social Circle Support

Share your support for HFF the shared work that we do to end family homelessness in the Richmond region by following us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram! By liking, commenting, and sharing our posts, you can help us expand our reach and share our mission, and for this we will be grateful. We love our village, and we’re always glad to bring more folks into our HFF Family.

Amplify our impact together! Support HFF by sharing and liking our social media posts. Help raise awareness and spread hope for families facing homelessness.