How to be a Youth Volunteer at Compass Family Services

Volunteer to Make a Difference!

How Do I Become a Youth Volunteer at Compass Family Services? 


Compass Family Services offers one-time and long-term individual volunteering opportunities. Fill out our Volunteer Interest form by clicking the button above. Our Volunteer and Community Resources Manager will follow up with you in a few business days to schedule a Volunteer Orientation with you. 

What Tasks Do Youth Volunteers Do? 


Make a lasting impact in your community by becoming a volunteer at Compass Family Services. We offer both long-term and one-time in-person and remote volunteering opportunities.


Long-term Volunteering:

  • Administrative Support: General office duties (scan, file, data entry, make copies, organize work space, etc.)

  • Donated Items Management: Assist with receiving, organizing and packing donated items

  • Program Support: Assist with tasks for Compass programs; help maintain the gardens at Compass Clara House


One-time Volunteering for Special Events and Initiatives:

  • Adopt-a-Family: Assist in receiving, labeling, storing, retrieving and handing out holiday gifts

  • Back to School: Help kids select and fit shoes; help pack backpacks for distribution; help with back-to-school distribution events

  • Halloween: Help sort donated costumes; organize, display & help families select costumes

  • Holiday Decorating: Work with staff at Compass Family Shelter, Compass Clara House, and Compass Children’s Center to decorate for various holiday festivities

What Are the Requirements for Youth Volunteering? 

  • Youth volunteers must be at least 13 years old

  • Community service credit for school is available upon request. Please indicate the need for community service hours when filling out the Volunteer Interest Form.

  • Volunteers below the age of 13 are sometimes considered for special family volunteering events as long as there is parental supervision for the entire duration of the volunteering activity.

  • Youth volunteers must have permission from a parent/guardian to volunteer for Compass Family Services

If you have other ideas about how to get involved, or just want to help wherever we have the greatest need, get in touch with us at