It takes a village. Committed and talented volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. All aspects of Welcoming Home’s work are carried out by volunteers, except for part-time administrative support, which is entirely funded by the Co-Founders.

Here’s where volunteer help is currently needed


Attend initial visit with individual/family to determine needs and preferences. Vet proposed furniture donations for quality and style by reviewing pictures or contacting donor. Make sure all the needed donations are reserved and secured. Supervise the setting up of one apartment on Welcoming Day.


Attend the initial home meeting and draw a furniture plan for each room, including maximum size designation.


Collect items that fit in an SUV/truck and store them short term before the Welcoming Day.


Contact local businesses, groups, schools, churches, etc. regarding the mission of Welcoming Home and invite them to sponsor a welcoming.


Identify grants for which Welcoming Home is eligible. May write the grant applications (or not).


Sort and pack donations and help put boxes on moving truck or install kitchen and decorative items, hang pictures, make beds, take out recycling, etc.

Count Me in as a Volunteer

I’d like to volunteer for:
"I have volunteered with Welcoming Home a few times over the past few months. The cause is great, the people are wonderful and the feeling of knowing that you have helped a family take a major step forward in their lives and the lives of the kids is immediate. The volunteers and donors are helping out local families at a time of need that will affect their lives in so many positive ways- that’s what keeps me coming back to do it again and again."
Rich Petovello, Volunteer and Donor

Hear from volunteersWhat We Do

“You cannot imagine how happy you and your team made Esmeralda and her children. Esmeralda came to my office Monday morning to show me the pictures and to tell me how happy and grateful she and her children are for all the furniture and the little details that your team did to make her place a real home.”
Ana R., Case Manager, North Marin Community Services