(March 16, 2020 update):  We are incredibly grateful for the many calls and messages we’ve received, asking what help we need during this unprecedented time. We are in the process of contacting all of our client-partners, and working with our community agency partners, to learn exactly where help is needed most. So that we can keep a running list of volunteers in one place, please sign up here (ages 15+, please) –> http://bit.ly/StandbyVols
It’s incredibly humbling and wonderful, just how many people have asked how they can help. Thank you for your kindness, and for caring about our community.


Volunteers are an important part of the Ada Jenkins Center mission to help people in our community create lasting solutions for health, education and economic stability.  Volunteers are asked to commit for a least a year of service after training.


  1. Review the Center’s current volunteer needs which includes a brief volunteer job description as well as applicable volunteer times and age requirements for each opportunity.
  2. Complete an application and waiver. After we receive your application, you will receive an emailed invitation, within 3-5 days, to RSVP for one of our bi-monthly Volunteer Trainings. During Volunteer Training you will learn about the history of the Ada Jenkins Center, our client-partners and how volunteers support the Center’s mission.

Youth under 14 yrs may participate in volunteer activities with parent/guardian supervision. All minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on their waiver.

At this time the Ada Jenkins Center does not have the capacity to manage court ordered community service volunteers.

We ask all group leaders to join us for a tour.  After the tour you will be emailed a Group Profile form to complete and return. Once we have your Group Profile, we will work to match your group with a project that helps meet our most pressing needs.

If you would like to host a donation drive please review our Greatest Needs List. Please note we do not have the resources to pick up donations. We kindly ask that you make arrangements to drop off your donations.


Current Volunteer Needs
Volunteer Application and Waiver
Greatest Needs List