At Housing Families, our volunteers make it possible for us to serve thousands of families each year. There are many ways to get involved. Come join the movement to end family homelessness!

Volunteer with Homeless and At-Risk Children

Do you enjoy working with children? Do you have patience and a great attitude?

Homeless and at-risk children are 4 times more likely to show delayed development and are 36% more likely to repeat a grade than securely housed children. At Housing Families, we work with homeless children every day, but we need your help.

Volunteering in the GREAT Youth and Families Program could be for you! No experience is necessary. All volunteers will receive extensive training and support to ensure that your volunteer experience is both productive and enjoyable.


We’re looking for:

  • tutors to provide after-school homework help for our kids
  • childcare providers to support parents while they attend meetings and counseling
  • graduate and undergraduate interns to help provide therapeutic services
  • bus monitors to make sure our kids are safely transported to and from our after-school program

Interested? Contact us today!

    Volunteer in Our Administration and Development Departments

    Volunteer in our Administrative or Development department and you will get to interact with an engaging group of people in a professional office environment.

    Are you interested in working with a dedicated group of people committed to ending family homelessness?  Do you want to gain office experience while giving back? 

    We welcome friendly, outgoing volunteers to assist with administrative tasks, to greet visitors, prepare materials for events, and help with research projects. Responsibilities vary based on your experience and comfort level. Volunteer hours are available Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

    Interested? Contact us today!

    I want to volunteer!

    Volunteer at HFI Events and Drives

    Do you want to get involved with Housing Families’ mission to end family homelessness but are unable to make a long term commitment?  Are you interested in meeting new people who share your enthusiasm for giving back to the community?


    Housing Families hosts and participates in many fundraising and outreach events  in the community every year. These events are crucial for our mission of ending family homelessness in Massachusetts. Volunteers are a big part of the success of these events.

    Interested? Contact us today!

    I want to volunteer!

    Volunteer at HFI Properties

    Do you want to volunteer with a group?  Do you know how to paint?  Do you like working outside?  If you answered yes to either question, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you!


    Housing Families owns or acts as landlord for over 100 emergency shelter and low income housing units in the Greater Boston area.  As you might expect, keeping all of those properties safe, clean and welcoming for our families is a big job.


    Previous projects have included painting fences, landscaping around our buildings, and preparing units for the arrival of new families.

    Interested? Contact us today!

    I want to volunteer!

    Why volunteer at HFI? Just ask Dotti!