BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Your time is one of the most valuable gifts you can give a child.
Our dedicated volunteers are essential to the ongoing operations of The Darling Home for Kids, and as such, we recruit, screen and train qualified and caring individuals from the community. Our volunteers are vital members of our team, enhancing the services provided by our staff, allowing us to provide the best programs possible for our children and their families.
Volunteers can work directly with our children, lend their expertise on boards or committees, assist with fundraising, share their passion for cooking or gardening, support our administrative team, and much more.
We also open our Home to corporations and organizations looking to provide group volunteer activities to their employees or members. These days are scheduled throughout the year for up to 20 people, where they can spend the day giving back to their community. Please contact us for more information on group opportunities.
Join our volunteer team today! Your commitment of time, whether it is a few hours each week, or a day or evening each month, will make a difference in the life of a child.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the online application. Once the application is received, candidates may be contacted by email to discuss suitability and make an appointment for a volunteer interview. If successful, applicants may be required to submit references, a police check with vulnerable sector and attend training and orientation sessions.
Please contact our Coordinator of Volunteer Services for more information about how you can donate your time to help our children and families.
Spending time with the children, families and staff at The Darling Home for Kids gives you more in return than you had originally put in. The staff supports me, the kids teach me new things all the time, and you know you are contributing in a meaningful way.
Susan Cleland (Technical Writer/Special Events)
I believe that volunteering is one of the best ways to give back to the community. Sharing my dog with these kids who may not have a dog to love at home…the smiles and giggles we get are nothing like other facilities we visit. All these things cannot be replicated in my day to day life
Christine (Pet Therapy Award)