Lake County Haven volunteersThere are many different volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups. By volunteering even one time you automatically become a member of our volunteer corps: Friends of Lake County Haven, or FO!  Welcome, and thanks for caring!

There are many volunteer opportunities available at Lake County Haven. Below is a listing of a few such opportunities. If you have a unique talent or skill that you’d like to provide to the Haven, just contact us. Chances are good that we need it!


Grocery Shopping

Are you an expert grocery shopper? The Haven is in need of volunteers to grocery shop on Sundays between 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The Haven supplies the grocery list and gift cards, and volunteers will go out and shop and return items to the shelter. Sign up through our Volunteer Coordinator, or click here to sign up online.

Donate A Meal

Volunteers can sign up to donate a meal at our shelter (to feed ten residents) on a day of their choosing. This is one of the most popular programs at the Haven, and our residents love it! Meal donations can be dropped off hot at 5:00 pm, or with re-heating instructions. Sign up through our Volunteer Coordinator, or click here to donate online.

shelter grocery shoppingDonate Two Bags of Produce

Volunteers can sign up to donate two bags of fresh produce for our shelter to be used in weekly meal planning. Produce drop-offs occur on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm. Sign up through our Volunteer Coordinator, or click here to sign up online.

Bagged Lunch Drop-OffBagged Lunch Drop-Off

We are excited to offer a new opportunity for volunteers to help the women and children in our shelter! Our new bagged lunch program provides residents with a nutritious lunch that they can enjoy at the shelter in between our day program sessions, or that they can easily carry with them if they are out job searching, or headed to work or school. To find out how you can help with this program, click here to sign up. Thank you!

Community Outreach

The Haven is always in need of volunteers to help hang flyers in all Lake County communities. Coordinate with our Volunteer Coordinator to pick a city you’d like to help with, and she will provide flyers and further direction on where to hang and/or distribute materials.

Handwriting and Office Work

Occasionally, volunteers are needed in the Haven’s administrative office. Volunteers may work on projects like helping hand-write notes, putting together mailings, organizing supplies or other light clerical projects.

Professional Services

Occasionally there is a need for professionals to offer services to Haven residents or to the agency. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to learn more.


We need volunteers to help plan and organize events such as holiday events, our spring fundraiser, and other events throughout the year. These events are a great way to have fun, make new friends, and support a great cause.

Leadership Council

Are you a leader?  We need you!  LC is a small group of inner-circle community members who step up to make things happen at LCH and in our community.  We need your dedication, intelligence, resources and creativity.  If you are interested in joining the LCH, please talk to our Volunteer Coordinator, Maria Sievert.

Teams of Volunteers

If you belong to a group that is looking for a project, there are many additional opportunities available such as Wish List drives, larger projects at the shelter, and conducting special events to benefit the Haven such as a bake sale, car wash, etc.

Lake County High School volunteers

The Lake County Haven volunteer application is available here. All pages must be completed and signed in order to be eligible for consideration. ♥