Individual Volunteer Opportunities

March 13, 2020

The Children’s Inn has recently had to suspend its volunteer program in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more:

Short-Term Individual Volunteer Opportunities

We understand that you’re busy and may not be able to make a long-term commitment right now. That’s why we offer several short-term “micro” volunteer options to individuals who want to help The Inn on a more temporary basis.

  • Baking or making healthy snacks for our families for our refreshment cart. Find ideas on our Pinterest page
  • Organize a collection drive with items from our wish list
  • Organize your very own fundraiser
  • Skill-based or Pro-Bono Services
  • Create Thoughtful Treasures for our mailbox stuffer program

Long-Term Individual Volunteer Opportunities

For our on-site volunteer positions, the minimum age requirement is 18 years old, a weekly or bi-weekly 2 to 4 hour shift, scheduled on a regular day and time, for a minimum commitment of service for one year. Some examples of our long-term volunteer opportunities are:

Welcome Desk
Volunteers are our registration and concierge desk all in one. They answer phones, take reservations, check families in and out of their rooms, orient new families to The Inn and answer questions about everything from airport transportation to visits to the zoo.

While the greeter position has similar responsibilities as the Welcome Desk volunteers, the greeter is the first face residents see when they walk through the door. These volunteers makes sure residents sign in and out as they come and go, that they have everything they need, and simply act as a helping hand to the front desk and staff.

Kitchen Assistant
Volunteers maintain three well-organized and stocked kitchens and pantries for resident families. This position involves sorting and organizing kitchen supplies in all cabinets, drawers, and pantries.

Educational Tutor
Engage residents in education programs offered at The Inn through activities, study halls and one-on-one tutoring.

Facilities Assistant
Day-to-day tasks vary greatly, though often include light maintenance related projects such as changing overhead light bulbs, fixing broken furniture, and tending to interior and exterior building maintenance.

Administrative Support
Assist staff in a wide range of administrative functions and general office duties including data entry, filing, copying, mailings, phone calls and more.

Skill-based or Pro-bono Services
If you have a special talent such as photography, art, videography, IT, graphic design, cooking, gardening, fundraising, writing, etc., we might have a job for you!

If you are interested in applying for one of our long-term volunteer opportunities, please complete our Volunteer Service Application.

For additional information regarding our volunteer program, please contact Meghan Arbegast at [email protected] or 301-827-6054.