The best way to feel like part of the community is to get involved! Have a look through the opportunities listed below to see what attracts you, what interests you, and what your passionate about!

Volunteers are a key component in the success of Open Arms operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Volunteering time is a wonderful way for individuals or groups to contribute to our agency and the community. 

Basic Requirements to become an Open Arms Volunteer 

-Minimum age is 18 years old for most positions

-Agree to reference & background checks (long term volunteers)

-Interview (long term volunteers) -Complete required training (long term volunteers)

-Sign a pledge of confidentiality  


Volunteer Opportunities (Short Term)


There are several volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, including grounds care, office tasks, and cleaning/sanitizing our visitation rooms for our Harmony House program. 


Host a Wish List Drive at your business. Gather household and cleaning items that will benefit our emergency shelter and administrative offices. 


Be an ambassador and help us raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault by following us on Facebook and Instagram, sharing posts, and promoting our social media fundraisers. 


Raise funds as an individual or as a group to support our six programs we provide. 100% of your donation stays right here in Hancock County to support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.


 Open Arms relies heavily on volunteers to provide successful fundraising and community awareness events. Jobs range from setting up displays to posting fliers and managing public relations. Volunteering is usually a one time, short term commitment for the length of the project. This “behind the scenes” committee work can offer volunteers a great networking opportunity, a chance to establish new friendships, all while making a positive impact on our community. Volunteers would work in conjunction with the Communications Coordinator at Open Arms.

Volunteer Opportunities (Long Term)


Harmony House provides supervised visits or exchanges due to issues related to divorce, child abuse, domestic violence or other safety concerns. Volunteers are trained to supervise visits and exchanges. 

Volunteers are needed to sit in on visits Wednesdays & Fridays 3:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and Sundays 12:00-8:00 p.m. 


Once a week, for 2 hours, volunteers are needed to assist the Child Advocate with the Children's Support Group, crafts, snack time, and clean up. We also need volunteers to provide child care to the younger children who are not age appropriate for group, usually for children 0-3 years of age. 

(Minimum age requirement: 14 years old)