Volunteer

Image of tutor with boy representing Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services of Missouri Volunteer Opportunities pageDo you want to be a positive role model, help children and families in need and share God’s love with others? PCHAS brings hope to the lives of more than 2,200 children and families each year; something we could not do without the help and talents of dedicated volunteers.

PCHAS of Missouri Volunteer Opportunities:

Ambassadors

Our new Ambassador program is for people with gifts and talents in areas of leadership who bring enthusiasm.  Join others who have volunteered to represent their congregations, service agencies or places of work as our valuable advocates and representatives. Part of your role as Ambassador includes staying informed about PCHAS and happenings throughout our various locations, and sharing what we do with your congregation, civic group or place of work.

Springfield Advisory Board

Our PCHAS Advisory Board of Springfield consists of community members dedicated to making the lives of PCHAS children brighter. Some of their activities:

  • Organize and host quarterly outings for the children in care.  These events provide quality time for Advisory Board members to meet and interact with foster children and residents of Ashley House, or one of our transitional living programs.
  • Organize fundraisers throughout the year to support the needs of all the children we serve in Southwest Missouri with essentials; such as clothing, food, summer camp opportunities, and after school activities.
  • Plan and help chaperone special events and outings for the girls in Transitional Living
  • Help bring in teachers, bankers, gardeners and more to help develop their ‘Life-Skills’ program, and share their talents with classes, activities and workshops.

Friends of Ashley House

This group of caring women work hard all year to raise funds for our Transitional Living and foster care services throughout Southwest Missouri.  Friends of Ashley House organizes and hosts two fundraisers a year, and have been faithfully doing this for over 30 years.  The funds they raise support a variety of needs such as; capital projects in our residential home, coat shopping trips in the winter, swim passes in the summer, new mattresses year-round, and clothing for those who come into care with little to nothing of their own. The group meets monthly at Ashley House.

Volunteer Groups

There are a wide variety of ways your church, service group, civic group, social group or work group can support our programs serving children in need.  Here are some suggestions for you, your family, your church or group:

  • Sort and organize our clothing donations
  • Provide office assistance such as preparing mailings
  • Help with landscape care such as limb removal and renovating flower gardens
  • Paint bedrooms or living rooms
  • Host Bible study, game nights, baking events or craft nights for the children

Can you, your church or civic group volunteer a day or a week to help children in need?