Volunteer With Little Flower
Volunteers are the lifeblood of Little Flower – whether serving on our board of directors to provide leadership and direction while helping to financially sustain the organization or helping in the office or serving as a mentor to provide a special one-on-one relationship for a child with special needs.
Our volunteers make significant contributions of their time, talent and resources, enabling us to better serve the children and families to whom we dedicate our work. Your efforts are not only needed but greatly appreciated!
All individuals must be cleared through NYS before we can involve you with our clients. Please complete the volunteer application (see below). Once cleared, someone from our office will contact you to find the perfect fit. For group activities, please call.
We offer a variety of ways to get involved:
Little Flower is always looking for talented individuals and encouraging them to share their skills and gifts to benefit those we serve. Love photography? Want to share your love of drawing — perhaps a mural at one of our homes for individuals with developmental disabilities? Whatever your talent (photography, printing, writing, graphic design, mural/wall art, knitting, etc.) sharing it makes it that much more special.
Hosting your own fundraising event is a great way to support Little Flower, involve your friends and family, and have fun at the same time! This is a great opportunity for church or school groups, office fundraisers, volunteer organizations, or dedicated individuals to make a difference and help those we serve.
A basic and important value a mentor can provide is assuring a child that there is someone who cares about them. Having a mentor is associated with better outcomes, such as fewer depressive symptoms, less stress as well as better overall health and educational attainment. Mentors can help keep children in school, improve their self-esteem and overall, provide a positive role model and build relationships of trust and respect.
Mentoring is a long-term commitment, involving much empathy, energy, patience, and time and can be a meaningful experience for both the mentee and mentor. You can:
- Share your knowledge/talent with our children by volunteering as a guest speaker or hosting workshops
- One-on-One Mentor
- College Mentoring
- Career guidance for young adults
- Workplace Mentoring/Volunteering programs
If you would like to participate but have limited availability, you can help by training prospective mentors, sharing your own experiences as a mentor, and/or providing guidance to current mentors.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete the Volunteer Application and return it to:Sharon Condon Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York 2450 North Wading River Road Wading, New York 11792