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I came to Jill’s House to serve the children. I feel that they serve me as well. I have received so many rewards and joy at Jill’s House. My time here has taught me the true blessing of serving others. Jill’s House has been a life-changer for me.
Harry, Group Buddy Volunteer

Program Volunteer Roles

A Group Buddy’s primary role is to assist his or her assigned Childcare Specialist by engaging with the children. As a group buddy, you will be assigned a group of 2-4 children to work with for the duration of your shift. During this time, you will engage the children in a variety of activities, whether playing with them in the gym or on the playground, making crafts with them, reading books to them, or playing on the Xbox or Wii!

Our Morning Helpers serve during our school-year program and assist staff with making beds and cleaning the pods after the kids leave for school. Being a morning person is a requirement since the shift starts bright and early at 6:30 am!

Being a Pool Helper is a fun way to interact with the children. The heated pool is 2 ½-3 ½ feet deep and wheelchair accessible. You will be in the pool with a certified lifeguard and can engage the children by playing basketball, squirting water guns, or playing with beach balls.

As a Kitchen Helper, you are responsible for helping to prepare meals and snacks for the children staying at Jill’s House. Due to our children’s many different dietary needs and restrictions, the kitchen is the perfect place for you if you have an eye for detail.

Chapel Helpers help share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in ways our children can easily comprehend. Chapel includes times of prayer, singing, and Bible reading. Well-crafted lessons help our children focus on God’s redemptive power in their lives. Hands-on blessings reassure them they are secure in God’s love. Chapel helpers must be passionate about their faith in Christ and comfortable interacting directly with children with special needs.

Our Weekend Receptionists are responsible for greeting our families as they either drop off or pick up their children for the weekend. The receptionists direct parents to the sign in sheet and assist with other check in/check out responsibilities.

Additional Volunteer Roles

Event Helpers assist at our various Jill’s House events, ranging from The Big Band Dance to the Annual Open House to our Links for Little Ones Golf Tournament to our Celebration of Special Children Gala. Event roles may include set-up and tear down tasks, registration, greeting visitors, helping with auctions, or giving tours.

Administrative Helpers assist the Jill’s House office staff with everything from mailings to data entry, filing to computer work. Organization and attention to detail are key characteristics of an administrative helper. These tasks can be completed at almost any time during our staff’s office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm).