We often need assistance getting dog houses or lumber or fencing materials from Point A to Point B. If you have a truck, van, or trailer and would like to help us move “the big stuff” around, that would be awesome.

We love assistance with spreading the word! Lots of folks know about us, but lots do not. If you have ideas and the talent to get the good word of HOWS Project out there, we’re all ears!

HOWS Project holds its own events and attends quite a few others throughout the year. We often have a table set up with HOWS literature, merchandise, and giveaways! We love when passionate HOWS folks tend our table and educate passers-by about all our good deeds!

On occasion, HOWS Project has dogs in need of short-term foster to heal from their spay/neuter surgery when their person, for whatever reason, is unable to keep them “inside” during their recovery period. We also, on occasion, have surrendered HOWS dogs in need of short-term or long-term foster before being moved on to a rescue…

Friendly Visits provide the member with short-term companionship. Visits can include conversations, reading to the member, playing games, respite time for a care provider, or perhaps a walk. The HSW Buddy program connects volunteers and members more regularly.

Volunteers can assist with minor home maintenance issues such as changing light bulbs, pet care, organizing cupboards or closets, watering plants, helping with minor repairs (leaking faucet, sticky door, etc.), and clearing snow from steps. Members pay for supplies.

Volunteers assisting with Thoughtful Foods pledge their culinary skills to help members needing warm, healthy meals during an unexpected stressful time for the member or their families. The foods are provided for only a short time, usually a few days and no more than two weeks.

CAYA has a long rewarding relationship with its volunteers. Volunteer support areas include: summer camp volunteers, mentorship, prison ministry, disaster relief, feed our homeless community, and donation processing.

Loaves & Fishes distributes food to clients 4 times each week, on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings. Distributions are done in the parking lot, with groceries delivered to clients in their cars.A small team of volunteers, called Cart Packers, work inside the warehouse to load grocery carts with food for each…

Prior to clients receiving food during a distribution, all food must first be inspected, sorted, and packed. Pre-distribution jobs include:Produce Assistants – The pantry prides itself on providing healthy, colorful, and nutritious produce to its clients. Produce Assistants check all donated produce for quality and freshness and help to pack items into bags to be…