Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers really do make a difference!

Contact us today

Call: Kaylee Bashaw at 563-468-2329
Email: kayleeb@famres.org



In 2016 volunteers contributed more than 13,000 hours of their own time to Family Resources. These volunteer hours add up to nearly $300,000 in labor costs that the agency would have incurred without the contributions of our volunteers. In the struggling economy where our critical programs are suffering from state budget cuts, volunteers' commitment of time, talent and passion for our work could not be more important.

If you are interested in volunteering for Family Resources, we would be happy to talk to you. We have volunteer opportunities available in several areas of the agency. For more information, please select from the list of programs below.

CLICK HERE for the Volunteer Application

Family Resources Volunteer Opportunities

  • Foster Group Care
    • Mentoring
    • Tutoring
    • Group Activity
    • Teach Programs
  • Donation Center
    • Accepting and sorting donations
    • Keeping donation center organized
  • SafePath Survivor Resources
    • Front desk reception
    • Crisis line
    • Shelter
    • Advocacy
    • Child care
    • Sexual Assault Awareness Month Committee (SAAM)
    • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Committee (DVAM)
    • Transportation assistance
    • On-call
      • crisis response to hospitals and/or police stations (Iowa and Illinois)
    • Internships
  • Braking Traffik
    • Education outreach
    • Research
    • On-call
      • crisis response to hospitals and/or police stations (Iowa and Illinois)
  • Survivors of Homicide and Other Violent Crimes (SOHP)
    • Advocacy
    • Internship
  • Engaging Males
    • Mentoring with Foster Group Care
    • Outreach education
    • Internship
  • Mental Health and Counseling
    • Office admin
    • Child care
    • Internship
  • Integrated Health Home (IHH)
    • Tutoring
    • Office administration
    • Varying assistance to program
    • Mentoring
    • Transportation assistance
  • Foster and Adoptive Family Connections
    • Filing
    • Licensure assistance
      • Reference calling
  • Maintenance
    • Ground maintenance assistance
  • Administration
    • Files
    • Special events committees  
    • Data entry
    • Grant support
    • Human Resources support
    • Program projects
    • Special projects
    • Internship
    • Resume/job skills assistance
  • Fairmount Pines
    • After school program

Internship Opportunities

A limited number of undergraduate and graduate internship opportunities are available at Family Resources. We are willing to customize the internship to fit college course requirements and professional interests of the intern. Internships are available in many of our programs, including Group Foster Care, Mental Health Services, SafePath Survivor Resources, Survivors of Homicide and Other Violent Crimes, Engaging Males, and Administration.

CLICK HERE for the Internship Application

Training Provided

Volunteers are invaluable members of the Family Resources team. Your help allows us to continue providing support to our children and families. Training is provided to program volunteers. The length of training varies depending upon the type of volunteer services you wish to provide.


We would not be able to support our clients without community members like YOU! Please consider a gift to Family Resources to further our mission.


Get involved! Share your time, talent and passion to help us support children and families in the communities we serve.


Help out our shelter and rehousing program by donating new, basic need items! Fill the Truck will be hosted at 13 area Hy-Vee locations on Saturday, June 23.