Volunteer Opportunities

At New Friends New Life, we believe everyone has something to contribute, so we place individuals where they are most passionate and gifted to aid the women, youth and children in the following programs: 

Women’s Program

Youth Resource Center (YRC)

Children’s Program

Economic Empowerment Program

Men’s Advocacy Program (auxiliary group)

Circle of Friends (auxiliary group)

To get started:

  1. Find an opportunity that is of interest to you

  2. Create an account on our volunteer page

  3. After your account has been created, RSVP for General Orientation on September 18th at 5:30 p.m.

  4. If volunteering at the ProtectHER and DefendHER levels then RSVP for Intensive Training on September 26th at 5:30 p.m.

  5. Meal Donation (For All Programs)

SupportHER level

Low Involvement Opportunities
  • Women’s snack donations

  • Women’s item donations

  • Women’s meal donations

  • YRC item donations

  • YRC family dinner donations

  • YRC grocery list fulfillment

  • Children’s item donations

ProtectHER level

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  • Dinner set-up/take-down (Wednesday nights)

  • Special events assistance (holiday celebrations, birthdays, baby showers, others)

  • Guest teach a class (must be specialized or licensed to teach something that can be related to Occupational, Physical, Mental or Spiritual Wellness. Examples include meditation, painting, DIY beauty products, cooking, budgeting)

DefendHER level

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  • Childcare

  • Academic tutor (looking for experience tutors in GED, ACT/SAT and subject specific matters)

  • On-going classes (if you are licensed and looking to teach a weekly class. Examples: Zumba, Art, Yoga)

  • Professional mentor (one on one mentoring for a woman looking for a job in your field. This is subject to availability)


There are many ways to give to New Friends New Life, including donations of physical goods or professional services.


New Friends New Life realizes that many people will want to donate clothes, furniture, or household items to our women and children. However, donations are often times difficult for us to manage with our staff and storage constraints. Therefore, we have developed a policy for clothing donations that will allow our donors to assist us to be good stewards of limited staff time and storage space.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Melany Vargas - MVargas@newfriendsnewlife.org or 214-217-8653.