Volunteers often share their professional skills with our families. If you want to have a direct impact, you can help with resume writing, tutoring, job searches, and more. As a growing nonprofit, we have benefited from volunteers in our network offering professional skills in marketing, event planning, legal assistance and more. If you have an…

On the weekends, adult volunteers answer the phone, do activities with children, and are a welcoming presence for our guests. During the week, we often seek assistance in the office with mailings, covering the phones, or administrative projects. Teens are welcome with an adult over 18.

If one of your teens enjoys babysitting, you can volunteer to babysit together while our parents participate in workshops, meetings, or special events at the Day Center.

Like to cook? You can prepare a meal at home with your family or friends to deliver to a host congregation. If you’d like to meet our families, we invite volunteers to stay for dinner and share the evening with our guests and their children.

Tech volunteers provide one-on-one support in computer centers and in residents’ apartments. Tech volunteers commonly help residents troubleshoot their personal devices, create email accounts, and navigate applications.

Friendly Visitor volunteers are matched with a resident for one-on-one conversation and companionship. Volunteers engage the resident in an activity that prioritizes their interests. Common activities include chat over coffee or tea, go for a walk, watch a film or show together, or play a game.

Social Group Host volunteers who are interested in leading a program for residents can inquire about opportunities based on your own interest areas. Popular groups include games, arts and crafts, English learning, book clubs, and other discussion topics.

Morning shifts are available Tuesdays from 10am-12pm in our diaper pantry to answer phones, assist new clients, fill orders for diaper delivery clients, bring diaper delivery bundles to arriving delivery volunteers, process new supplies and stock diaper shelves. Our diaper pantry is located next door to the new NIN Food Warehouse.

Delivery shifts are available Monday through Friday. Volunteers make no contact deliveries to clients in need of food or diapers. This is especially important for our client families who have tested Covid + or are in quarantine or are at high risk. Delivery volunteers are given 5-7 deliveries for the Greater Lawrence area. Each group…

Morning and afternoon shifts available Monday through Friday. 2-3 volunteers work at a time, wearing masks and gloves. Youth and family shifts are also available. Volunteers pack bags at our Warehouse space.

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