• “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

    — Margaret Mead

Volunteer with Us!

Rose Haven functions with a small staff that values and relies on volunteers on a daily basis.  Our volunteers gain the privilege of serving, and being enriched by the incredible women and children who come to enjoy the community we create together.  In 2018 we had 642 volunteers who logged a total 17,419 hours of service.

Although Rose Haven hospitality is devoted to women and children, we have many opportunities for men to volunteer. Guests can choose if they want to sign up for activities where they interact with male volunteer on-site (such as computer lab), and there are also opportunities to help our women off-site (such as drives and special events).  There are many ways to get involved at Rose Haven, and we can be very flexible with your availability.

The first step to get started volunteering with Rose Haven is to fill out the volunteer application (please click the Volunteer Application button).

After you have completed this, we will contact you to schedule a volunteer orientation.

Hospitality: The following job descriptions are carried out in hospitality, and limited to female identified volunteers.

These shifts are available Monday – Friday from 8am-12pm, or from 1-4pm

  • Kitchen: Work with staff to prepare nutritious meals in our renovated warming kitchen.
  • Meal Service: Serve delicious, hot meals prepared in our kitchen to those who need it most.  This is a great role for those who like to socialize and be engaged with our guests.
  • Clothing Shop: Be a personal shopper and assist ladies one-on-one in our clothing closet “the shop”. Choose outfits and have fun!
  • Triage Assistant: Work at the front desk as support to our Intake and Triage Coordinator.  This includes socializing and assisting with guests needs as well as finding and retrieving requested items.
  • Activities and Classes: Rose Haven has many activities that can be fun to facilitate; such as art, Writing, books clubs and more.  Bring your unique skill set and create an activity  for our ladies.
  • Shower Attendant: Assist our shower program coordinator in a spa like environment.

Organizational Help: These duties are open to any gender.

These shifts have flexible schedules, and can be outside of our hospitality hours

  • Computer Lab: Share your skills by facilitating tutoring, resume building, job searching, budgeting and more.
  • Sorting: Help sort, stock and organize the donations we receive daily for our shop.
  • Medical Consulting: Nurses, doctors, nurse practitioners and other experienced health care people needed to staff our medical consulting office during hospitality hours.
  • Pick-ups and Delivery: Rose Haven is able to provide resources to those in need because of generous donations from our community partners. We need volunteers to deliver food, diapers, clothing and more from all over the metro area on various days.
  • Events: Special events are a great way to raise funds and create awareness for Rose Haven. Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer at one of our annual events, or host a party or a community awareness activity of your own.
  • Organize a Drive for in-Kind Donations: Volunteers are needed to reach out to organizations, schools and the community for donated items such as hygiene, coats, undergarments and other items our women and children need on a regular basis.
  • Ongoing Committees: Serve on one of our committees–development/outreach or board of directors.

* Please click here for orientation information and application details.

Volunteer Application

Questions About Volunteering

If you have any questions regarding volunteering at Rose Haven, please call 503-248-6364 x307 or email volunteer@rosehaven.org . Thank you!