Welcome to Our Volunteer Community

At HumanKind, we believe that positive change starts with the collective efforts of individuals who are dedicated to making a difference. Our organization is built on the principle that volunteers are the heart and soul of every impactful initiative. By sharing your time, skills, and passion, you have the power to transform lives, strengthen communities, and contribute to a brighter future.

Why Volunteer With Us?

When you volunteer with HumanKind, you’re not just giving your time; you’re investing in a cause that resonates with your values. Our organization is committed to strengthening individuals and families and lift them up to instill hope. By joining our volunteer community, you become an integral part of the solution, working alongside like-minded individuals to create meaningful change.

How you can help:

Special Events
We have a variety of special events for our community that are vital fundraisers each year. But we can't do it alone! We need your help as volunteers to make these events successful! Individual and group volunteer opportunities.
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Thanksgiving Meal 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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Thanks to the generosity of companies in our community, more children and families have access to the tools and resources they need to build a better foundation for life.
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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Regular Volunteer – Assist on a regular basis with programs that directly serve the community.
  • Event Volunteer – Volunteer for one of our events including Lynchburg Turkey Trot, Milkapalooza, or any of our family festivals throughout the year.
  • Facilities Volunteer – Volunteer to work on our historic campus property outdoor or indoor projects.
  • CSER/Community Service Volunteer – All hours can be counted towards Liberty University CSER hours and required community service. 

How To Sign Up:

  • Review our calendar to view current volunteer opportunities
    • Click the event you would like to sign up for and hit the “register” button
    • From there, you will be redirected and prompted to our volunteer software, Civic Champs, to create a profile and complete sign-up.

If you are looking to register large groups, corporate service projects, or CSER/Community Service hours, please contact our Volunteer & Community Relations Specialist, Danielle Ulmer, directly for more information on how to get started.

Volunteer FAQs

How do I become a volunteer?

Signing up to be a volunteer is easy and straightforward! We’ve partnered with Civic Champs to streamline the process. You can view our available shifts and sign up using the embedded calendar above or follow these quick steps! Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Visit the Civic Champs Website: Go to the Civic Champs website (www.civicchamps.com) to begin your volunteer journey.

  2. Create Your Profile: Look for the “Sign Up” or “Get Started” button on their homepage. Click it to create your volunteer profile.

  3. Provide Information: Fill in your personal information, such as your name, contact details, and any relevant skills or interests you have.

  4. Browse Opportunities: Once you’ve set up your profile, you’ll be able to browse through various volunteer opportunities available in your area or remotely.

  5. Choose a Role: Select a volunteer role that aligns with your interests and schedule. You can filter opportunities based on causes you care about and the time commitment you can offer.

  6. Apply: Once you’ve found a volunteer role that interests you, click on it to learn more. If it’s a good fit, there will be an option to apply. Follow the prompts to express your interest.

  7. Connect with Organizations: The organizations offering volunteer opportunities will review your application. If they think you’re a good fit, they’ll reach out to you with more information and next steps.

  8. Start Volunteering: Once you’ve been accepted as a volunteer, you’ll receive instructions on how to get started. This could include attending an orientation, training, or simply jumping right into your chosen role.

Remember that volunteering can be a fulfilling and impactful experience, so take your time to explore the available opportunities and find something that resonates with you. Thank you for your willingness to contribute your time and effort to make a positive difference in your community!

Do I need the Civic Champs App?

While not required, downloading the Civic Champs app is highly recommended for an efficient and streamlined volunteering experience. The app offers several benefits that enhance your volunteering journey:

  1. Easy Access: The app provides quick and convenient access to a wide range of volunteer opportunities right at your fingertips.

  2. Real-time Updates: Stay informed about the latest volunteer opportunities, events, and updates from the organizations you’re interested in. The app ensures you’re always up-to-date.

  3. User-Friendly Interface: The app is designed to be user-friendly, making it simple to browse and sign up for volunteer roles that match your skills, interests, and availability.

  4. Communication: Connect with volunteer coordinators and other volunteers seamlessly through the app’s messaging features. This ensures clear and efficient communication throughout your volunteering journey.

  5. Scheduling: The app often offers scheduling tools that allow you to sign up for shifts and track your commitments, ensuring that your volunteering activities fit well into your routine.

  6. Documentation: Keep track of your volunteer hours and accomplishments within the app. This documentation can be useful for personal records or when applying for future opportunities.

  7. Community Engagement: Many apps provide features that foster a sense of community among volunteers, allowing you to connect with like-minded individuals and share experiences.

To get started, simply visit your app store (iOS or Android) and search for “Civic Champs.” Download and install the app, then follow the prompts to create your profile and start exploring the available volunteering opportunities. We believe that utilizing the app will enhance your volunteering journey and make a positive impact in your community. Thank you for your dedication to making a difference!

After I sign up for an opportunity, when will I hear from the organization?

After signing up for a shift, you will receive a confirmation email. Our volunteer coordinator will follow up with any changes or further instructions closer to the time of the event.

Is there an age requirement for volunteering?

Yes, for the safety and well-being of children under the age of 13, we have a policy that mandates their accompaniment by a responsible adult. This policy is in place to ensure that young children are properly supervised and protected while engaging in activities or using our services. Our top priority is to create a secure and comfortable environment for all individuals, and this policy helps us achieve that goal. 

Are there any requirements to volunteer?

Qualifications and experience requirements vary based on the volunteer role. Some positions might require specific skills or knowledge, while others are open to individuals who are willing to learn. We value diversity and welcome volunteers from all backgrounds.

We have several programs that need volunteers to help with childcare, any volunteer working with children will have to undergo a background check before their first shift. If volunteering with our Early Head Start program, due to licensing requirements you will need to undergo a more extensive background check before being able to volunteer in the classrooms, because of this we do require a minimum 20-hour commitment for the year.

Can I volunteer as part of a group or team?

Yes, we welcome group volunteering. If you’re part of an organization, school, or company interested in volunteering together, please reach out to us in advance to discuss available opportunities and coordination.

For more information, please contact:
Danielle Ulmer | Volunteer & Community Relations Specialist