The success of Family Gateway’s children and families depends on support from community volunteers. Volunteers of all ages are needed, but children 14 and under must be supervised by an adult. Opportunities include:

  1. Organizing a donation drive – organize a drive for toiletries, clothes, or toys
  2. Tutoring children – help students with their homework and participate in the afterschool program Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6 pm
  3. Planning activities for children – plan a game night or holiday party for families
  4. Adopting a Room – prepare a room for a new family moving in
    • This opportunity is available on an as-needed basis.
    • Click here for more information about the Adopt-a-Room Program.
  5. Preparing a meal – cook and serve a meal any day of the week for our families (approximately 100 people) at the shelter
  6. Providing administrative assistance – assist with office duties, help at the front desk, or organize the food pantry and donations closet
  7. Cleaning/facilities maintenance – help with a variety of daily, weekly, and monthly activities available for individuals or groups to keep our emergency shelter for families in top shape. Cleaning and maintenance of building, grounds, kitchen, dining area (floors, tables, chairs), learning center (cleaning toys), etc.

To volunteer, please submit the online application and send a completed background check to volunteer@familygateway.org.

Questions? Contact Kathy Kidwell at kkidwell@familygateway.org or 214-823-4500 x106.