Volunteer with Children living in Homeless Shelter


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


990 Nassau St.Cincinnati, OH 45206



Assist with fun, engaging activities for children a variety of ages (1 year-13 years) who are experiencing homelessness.


  • Love Kids: We have children of all ages, some who may have experienced trauma. We need patient, loving volunteers to bring a fun energy!
  • Flexibility: Working with families in shelter brings a lot of unpredictability when it comes to activity attendance-- there may be 1 kid or 15!
  • Strong Leadership Skills: Volunteers should feel comfortable jumping right in and creating a fun environment for the kids.


  • Give parents respite by providing fun, engaging childcare during after school hours
  • Assist with activities (crafts, board games, free time, literacy building, etc.)
  • Read stories to children
  • Offer homework help
  • Oversee children's safety during activity time/when we have guest visitors (therapy dogs, yoga, music therapy, etc.)
  • Help with cleaning of playroom and toys
  • Help with clerical tasks, if no children are present for activities

Time Commitment:

Activity time takes place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Volunteers can serve as little or often as they are available.

Additional Information:

We would love to put your special skills and background to good use with a custom-tailored volunteer experience. We have had a dance instructor, a trumpet instructor and therapy dogs facilitate special sessions here at the Day Center. Tell us your ideas about putting your talents to work to benefit kids! On days without a special session, we need volunteers to facilitate fun activities with guidance from our IHN staff.


  • Child Development
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Activity time is 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
  • Volunteers can volunteer as often or little as they wish.

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