Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with HAC!

Below is a basic list of our volunteer positions and events. If you see a position that interests you, or if you’d like additional information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Mary Everett-Patriquin at volunteer@haconcapecod.org, or 508-771-5400, ext. 279. Please note that volunteers must undergo a background (CORI) check if the position involves direct client contact.

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Playtime Assistants
Help make a difference in the life of a child who’s experiencing homelessness. Our Hyannis, Falmouth, and Cataumet shelters seek volunteers to help staff with playtime in a small-group setting. Shifts are generally 2-3 hours on weekday mornings or afternoons. Volunteers should be able to commit to a regular, weekly schedule (for example, every Wednesday morning). Volunteers should have childcare experience, enjoy working with kids of varying ages, and feel comfortable in a shelter setting.

Ever had to live without a car on Cape Cod? It’s tough! Drivers are needed to transport clients from our family shelters in Falmouth and Bourne to medical appointments, parenting workshops, and other important meetings. Volunteers use our agency mini-van (a 10-passenger automatic). Volunteers should have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license, a clean driving record, and feel comfortable working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Shelter Assistants
Help provide staff and client support at our Bourne or Falmouth shelters. Duties include office tasks such as copying, filing, and preparing mailings; providing phone and front desk coverage during staff meetings; helping with housekeeping; and assisting clients in routine matters. In this fast-paced environment, you can make a difference by jumping in where you’re needed most on any given day. Volunteers in this position work a 3-4 hour shift on a regular, weekly basis (ex: 8:00-11:00 a.m. every Thursday). This position is best for those who are organized, communicate well, and feel comfortable working with families in stressful situations.

Office Assistants 
Help departments in our main office with routine clerical/administrative tasks, such as copying, filing, data entry, and/or routine phone calls. These positions are usually 3-4 hour shifts, once a week, on a regular basis. By helping with routine tasks, you free up our staff to work on more complex matters. This position is a good fit for those who have strong organizational and communication skills, and excellent attention to detail. 

Volunteer Events (2019)

The Big Fix-A-Thon (Saturday, October 5, 2019, in Barnstable)

Join us as we send teams of volunteers to assist veterans, seniors and disabled homeowners with clean-up, landscaping and small home repair projects. Tasks can include weeding, pruning, raking, cleaning gutters, and moving heavy/bulky items to and from storage. Basic home repair skills (painting, carpentry, electric, plumbing, masonry) are a plus, but not required. See www.haconcapecod.org/big-fix for more information.

16th Annual Telethon for Hope (Thursday, December 12, 2019, at Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennisport)

The Telethon for Hope supports HAC’s many programs and services, including our four family shelters; our homelessness prevention and homeless outreach programs; our energy savings and weatherization programs; and our affordable housing creation program. There are many ways—both in-person and online!—that you can help us raise funds for these important services. For more information, contact Mary Everett at 508-771-5400, ext. 279, or Volunteer@HAConCapeCod.org

Click here to print a Volunteer Application.