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.

How you can help:

Thanksgiving Turkey Boxes
Many of our families couldn’t have a Thanksgiving feast without the generosity of our community. If you would like to get involved and sponsor a family, please collect items listed to feed a family of six, or make a donation.
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Christmas Angel Tree
Each year, HumanKind’s programs help families provide Christmas gifts for their children. Thanks to the Christmas Angel Tree, HumanKind serves approximately 200 children annually.
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Food Pantry
The food pantry supports Ways to Work clients who need emergency assistance during a financial crisis.
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Youth Programs
Share stories, become a mentor, lead a game or participate in one of our many activities with young children.
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Adult Programs
You can enjoy games, activities, cooking and spending time with or residents.
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Events
We are pleased to have a variety of events for our residents and communities.
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Sponsorships
When you choose to sponsor one of our HumanKind events, you are helping individuals and families become more successful as well.
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Volunteer Interest

Available opportunities:

  • Regular Volunteer – Assist on a regular basis with programs that directly serve the community.
  • Special Projects Volunteer – Assist with various small projects including mailings, organizing, or coordinating a food pantry or school supply drive.
  • Event Volunteer – Volunteer for one of our events including Over the Edge, Lynchburg Turkey Trot, I Love My Family Essay Contest, Community Resource Conference, or any of our family festivals throughout the year.
  • Facilities Volunteer – Volunteer to work on our historic campus property outdoor or indoor projects and helping with reception.
  • Summer Volunteer – Available only for the summer months. Projects may vary.

Success Stories

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Fatima's Story
Fatima was introduced to HK a few months ago and shortly after decided to volunteer.
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Julie's Story
"You know, you work every day of the week and it’s great to take some time and help other people."
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Darrell's Story
Darrell grew up in a challenging environment and was constantly surrounded by people making negative decisions. As he's gotten older he has used those past experiences to give back to the community.
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For more information, please contact:
Ruth Blanks | Director of Special Events & Volunteers