Thank you for your interest in lending a hand at House of Ruth! Over the years, volunteers have enriched the lives of the women and children at our 15 programs. Volunteers have taught weekly Zumba classes, worked alongside staff at our Kidspace Child and Family Development Center, and hosted a holiday coat drive for House of Ruth’s kids.
Please see the list below for ongoing volunteer opportunities at House of Ruth. If you want to volunteer for any of the opportunities below, please complete this brief form telling us more about your volunteer interests.
Individual and Group Volunteer Opportunities
Photographers: Someone with professional photography experience to capture portraits of the women and children we serve.
Publishers: someone to help one of our clients work through publishing a book – she has written it but needs to know what to do next!
Arts & Crafts: Teaching a class on something artistic like writing, knitting, crocheting, or hosting a Paint & Sip (with juice/soda to sip!))
Computer skills: Teaching the clients how to create emails, navigate simple computer tasks
Job Readiness: Resume writing, interviewing skills, how to keep employment once you are hired
Attorneys: Provide general advice on custody issues, or can give advice on end-of-life issues
Workplace Holiday Presents Drive: Every year during the holiday season, we collect a list of presents the kids at our family programs want that year. Consider hosting a holiday drive with friends and family or at your workplace to help fulfill our holiday gift shopping list!
Host a Fundraiser for House of Ruth: Many individuals and groups in the community have organized their own fundraising efforts on behalf of House of Ruth.
We’ve received donations from children who set up a lemonade stand, groups of friends who have gathered at a potluck or cocktail party, Zumba/dance workshops, benefit performances of many kinds, and birthday celebrations where gifts to House of Ruth were encouraged. Student groups, from day care programs and elementary schools to colleges and universities, have used a variety of approaches to raise funds for the women and children at House of Ruth.