How do I become a volunteer?
Please begin by completing the Volunteer Application. The next step is to contact Natalie Endres at email@example.com at 859-292-9352 to schedule your service.
What’s the difference between direct versus indirect service volunteer opportunities?
Direct service opportunities involve working directly with clients, whereas indirect service deals with all the work we do behind the scenes to support our many client programs.
Do I need to submit a background check to volunteer?
Yes. After the application process you will be asked to complete a background check.
Do I have to pay for my background check?
You are not required to pay for your background check. However, if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to offset the cost, $20 is the approximate cost per person.
What’s the minimum age to volunteer at Welcome House?
We have a wide variety of opportunities available for families or groups with children. All volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
May we schedule as a group? How many people can you accommodate at once?
Absolutely, we love groups! Depending on the specific volunteer project we have space to accommodate 15-20 volunteers at a time. For more information, please contact Natalie Endres at firstname.lastname@example.org 859-292-9352.
What is the time commitment for volunteering?
We understand that your availability may be limited at this time, so many of our opportunities have a flexible schedule. Depending on the area you would like to volunteer in, the schedule will vary. You can serve a meal on one occasion or sign-up to volunteer for an event. If you are able to commit more time, we have other positions that require a weekly, monthly, or longer commitment.
Do you provide volunteering opportunities for court-mandated community service?
Yes, Welcome House does have limited-opportunities for court-mandated community service volunteers. Please contact Natalie Endres at email@example.com at 859-431-8717.
Do all of your volunteer opportunities involve directly working with the homeless population?
Many of our volunteering opportunities do involve direct contact with our homeless population. However, we have other ongoing positions, including event volunteers and pantry organization, which do not.
What do I need to bring with me when I volunteer at Welcome House?
Volunteers do not need to bring any unless they require their own community service documentation for school or court. All registration and scheduling should be completed online before your first visit.
Where are the volunteer opportunities located?
Our offices are located in Covington, KY. With the exception of our annual events around NKY, the bulk of all volunteer opportunities will take place on one of our Covington properties.
I still have questions that have not been answered here. Can someone help me?
Absolutely! Please contact Natalie Endres at firstname.lastname@example.org 859-292-9352.