If you ask Pamela McFadden how she feels about being a part of HumanKind’s Therapeutic Foster Care program (TFC), she’ll tell you she’s learned a lot and gained a family—but she hasn’t always felt that way.
We have many ways in which members of our communities can enrich the lives of our residents and clients. Volunteering is a great way for individuals, civic groups, schools and churches to make a significant difference in the lives of those we serve.
Preschool – Come read and play with our little ones. Share stories, lead a game or participate in one of our many activities.
Group Homes – We serve adults with intellectual disabilities in many areas throughout the state. We have male and female adults living in Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, South Hill, Lexington, Stuarts Draft and Zuni. Our adults are fun-loving and enjoy socializing on campus and in the community. You can play games or run activities as well as take a resident to church or a ballgame.
We are pleased to have a variety of events for our residents and communities. Our events promote awareness and help us raise funds for our programs. Zuni and the Kuwayes (“Friends of Zuni”) host our Day in the Country event in April. We host a Community Resource Conference and our National Family Week Celebration essay contest is in May. We host two 5K races: The Lynchburg Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day in Lynchburg and our 5K race on our Lynchburg Campus in June. Our Over the Edge rappelling event in September. Volunteers help make all of our events successful by assisting with a variety of tasks.
We have several hundred acres and many homes/buildings that need tender loving care. Volunteers can help with day-to-day maintenance needs like landscaping and painting or set out to build a deck, campsite or dock.
Some volunteer roles require applications and background checks be completed.
For more information, please contact our Director of Special Events and Volunteers at 434-455-3639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.