Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Transitional Housing BARN, Inc.
BARN’s operations and services depend a great deal on volunteers and the support of our community. We value and appreciate the contribution of individual volunteers as well as the many service organizations, churches, and other groups who give of their time and talents. At BARN, we work hard to match the interests and skills of volunteers with the opportunities we have available.
What is the process to become a volunteer? Once you fill out the online form below, you will receive BARN’s volunteer application to review. You will then be asked to come to BARN for an orientation meeting with your completed application. Background checks are processed for all individual volunteers. Once the background check is returned to BARN, you will be contacted to schedule your volunteering.
Does everyone need a background check? Yes, with the exception of groups being supervised by a staff member.
How old do I have to be to volunteer? 16 years old is the minimum age, if volunteering on a regular basis as an individual.
Can I get service hours for school volunteering at BARN? Yes, if you are 16 or over, you can sign up for regular hours with either tutoring or childcare. There are also after school hours available for help around the facility with various tasks. Students under 16 years old need to get special permission from BARN staff and will need to have a parent present during the volunteer hours. The easiest way to accommodate younger students is helping with yard work when the weather is nice.
Do you have weekend opportunities to volunteer? No, we do not have regularly scheduled volunteer opportunities on weekends but may accommodate groups on special projects when needs arise at BARN.
Can my group volunteer at BARN? Yes, your group can volunteer at BARN when we have specific needs. Please contact the BARN office to discuss different opportunities.
Please complete and submit the form below and we will get in touch with you. If you have any questions regarding volunteering please call the BARN office at 703-369-1325.