Volunteer Your Time & Talents Today!

We welcome you, and your group to come volunteer.


Our volunteer program significantly impacts our ability to serve homeless families in our community. We continually have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. We welcome both regular and one-time volunteers, individuals, and groups, to share your talents and skills. Below you will find a synopsis for each of our programs, each of which is supported by our volunteers and events.


In order to volunteer at House of Refuge, individuals must:

  • Be at least 15 years old; 18 if choosing to volunteer in the Community Center
    • If over 18 years of age, individual must obtain an AZ DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Commit to volunteering for a minimum of 6 months, at least 2 shifts per month
  • Be able to volunteer Monday- Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday, 9am to 1pm

Our Community Center provides after school programming for resident youth, which includes homework help, STEM-based activities, therapeutic activities, and mentoring programs in addition to other events like Family Literacy Night.

This program utilizes volunteers Monday – Friday 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm.

Our Donation Center provides the families we serve with the necessary items to begin again. Here families have access to food, clothing, and other household items, which supports them as they begin their path to self-sufficiency. Through the Donation Center, parents are able to pick out gifts for their children that they might not otherwise be able to afford and the youth can obtain supplies for school and the like.

This program utilizes volunteers Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

The Employment & Education Center provides residents access to various materials such as financial literacy courses, parenting classes, resume building, job readiness, and self-care workshops. Residents also have access to computers and the internet for job searching. All of these are important means to help families become empowered and independent.

This program utilizes volunteers Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Our Outreach Team is a volunteer group of men and women who represent House of Refuge at community events, promote House of Refuge through social media and collaborate fundraising events to benefit House of Refuge.

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

 This program utilizes volunteers Nights and Weekends.

We continue to partner with and welcome Eagle and Girl Scouts for projects. Examples of projects completed at House of Refuge include building custom shelving units, installing a water fountain in our main entryway, curbing, DVD drive…and much more.

For more information please contact us at volunteer@houseofrefuge.org

Our Maintenance team is responsible for the House of Refuge campus, maintaining both the grounds and the homes of all residents through all necessary repairs including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, landscaping, painting, and other related work.

This program utilizes volunteers Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Want to Get a Whole Group Involved?

Looking for a group opportunity? Search no further. The more the merrier! Group projects include a variety of activities such as painting houses, landscaping, maintenance, food drives, and hosting events for residents like an ice cream social, game night, or parent night out.

For more information please contact us at volunteer@houseofrefuge.org.


Still wondering about other ways to serve?

Check out our Donation Center OR have a look at our Box List, with creative ways to support our residents through donated items to make their house a home.