Dinner Donor

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist House of Hope staff with creating dinner for residents.
  • Dinners may be prepared in advance and dropped off, or prepared at House of Hope in accordance with the scheduling.
  • House of Hope staff will provide menu suggestions, resident quantities and special guidelines.
  • Demonstrate positive social skills and commitment.
  • Follow Family Tree child abuse reporting procedures as a mandated reporter.

Initial Impact

  • House of Hope residents will enjoy delicious meals provided by members of the community.

Sustained Outcome

  • Dinner Donors will demonstrate the value of effective volunteer engagement and attract additional volunteers that can help build Family Tree’s capacity.
  • This role will help House of Hope staff to fulfill strategic priorities.

Training & Support

  • We ask each volunteer to attend the following trainings led by Family Tree experts: Volunteer Orientation, Domestic Violence Symposium and Homelessness 101.
  • Dinner Donors will have additional training from House of Hope staff.


Provide dinner for House of Hope residents one time per month for 6 months.


  • Completion of volunteer orientation and approved background check.
  • Desire and ability to work with homeless families.
  • Ability to work within chaotic environment - patience a must.
  • Aspiration and ability to prepare meals for up to 40 people.
  • Provide positive role modeling for families.
  • Maintenance of confidentiality.


  • Becoming part of the Family Tree team, providing solutions for families in crisis to become safe, strong and self-reliant.
  • On-going support, supervision and recognition.

Getting Started

If you are interested in this position, please contact Erika Nelson, Director of Volunteer Services at enelson@thefamilytree.org. For further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Marla Childers, Family Advocate and Volunteer Liaison at mchilders@thefamilytree.org or 303-762-9525.


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