Volunteer with Children living in Homeless Shelter


Cause Areas


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


990 Nassau St.Cincinnati, OH 45206



Facilitate after-school activities that are fun and engaging with children 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!
  • Be Flexible: Working with families in shelter brings a lot of unpredictability when it comes to activity attendance.
  • Strong Leadership Skills: Volunteers should feel comfortable kindly correcting children's behavior.


  • Give parents respite by providing fun, engaging childcare during after school hours
  • Facilitate activities planned by IHN Staff
  • Read stories to children
  • Offer homework help
  • Oversee children's safety during activity time/when we have guest visitors
  • 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. Monday-Thursday. Volunteers can serve when they are available, as often as every day or as little as once per month.

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 3:30-4:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday

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