Harmony Home is a very special place that depends heavily on volunteers to support its programs and events.Among various tasks, volunteers are trained to serve children and their families at the center, to provide administrative support, and to assist in fundraising and community outreach efforts. Our program offers multiple opportunities for people who are
available to help us on a daily/weekly/monthly basis; for those who are only available in the evenings or
on weekends; or for those who are recruited to help with an event or special project.
Each semester, Harmony Home provides an excellent opportunity for college students needing to complete internships. We offer positions for students majoring in areas such as criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology, and marketing. As an intern, you will gain hands-on experience working closely with our staff, multidisciplinary team members, long-term volunteers, and clients (depending on your field of study).
Family Greeters interact with children and their families in the play room. Their main purpose is to help us create a welcoming, safe, and comfortable environment for new clients and for children returning to therapy. Family Greeters provide direct client supervision during playroom activities that include, but are not limited to: playing in the playhouse, coloring, playing games, reading, watching movies, and offering snacks in the kitchen. This volunteer position would be considered “Long-Term”.
Other Ways to Help:
Become a child advocate! We believe that adults should be taking proactive steps to protect children from the risk of abuse. Young children cannot take responsibility for their own safety, and it requires a community effort to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to child abuse. Join the fight to end this problem. Learn the signs, symptoms, and myths of child abuse and share this information with others:
Clerical Support Volunteers assist the Harmony Home staff with light office work and other administrative tasks. These may include, but are not limited to: answering telephones, transferring calls, taking messages, making copies, faxing documents, or working on specific projects.
Special Events Support:
This particular volunteer position is geared towards individuals who work or have other commitments during the week and are willing to help on weekends or evenings. Special Events Support Volunteers assist staff with various events and fundraisers. Annual events include: Harmony Home Super Bowl Party, “Tee up Fore Kids” Golf Tournament, Sporting Clay Shoot, HEB’s “Feast of Sharing”, “Adopt-a-Family for Christmas”, and some community health fairs. This is not an exhaustive list, and other special events or projects may develop throughout the year that would require volunteer assistance. A volunteer may choose one or more projects to participate in.