"There is tremendous satisfaction in being given the opportunity to serve dinner at Our House. For almost five years, members of my law firm would arrive at noon, prepare chicken, baked potatoes, vegetables, and dessert, and spend a relaxed day in a well-appointed kitchen preparing the food. At 6:00, everybody lines up – kids always in the front – somebody initiates a prayer of thanks, and dinner is served. Afterward, people come and say, 'That was a great dinner,' 'Thanks a lot’ and ‘You coming back next month?' This is an experience that my staff and I cherish."Peter Miller
Law Offices of Peter Miller
"Each time I volunteer at Our House in the Learning Center I feel I have made a positive contribution to my community by helping residents better prepare themselves for life and the workforce. Each of the students in the center are so enthusiastic and appreciative of your help; whether you are working with them on math or English skills or helping them to prepare their resume."
"Volunteering at Our House has been a great experience. I was able to bond with kids and families who will forever have a place in my heart. Through volunteering I've learned that Our House isn’t just a homeless shelter, but it’s a place where they show people lots of love while helping them to get back on their feet. It’s a place where people won’t be judged for their mistakes, and it’s also a place where they can start over. Volunteering here has impacted my life a lot, it has made appreciate everything in life; and it has taught me to always give back to others and to the community! An experience that I will never forget."Jazzy Jackson,
Senior at Mills High School
top 3 volunteer opportunities
1. Serving Lunch
2. Little Learner Childcare Assistant
3. Adult Tutoring
top 10 individual volunteers
1. Sean Morell
2. Jazzy Jackson
3. Celeste Thornton
4. Becky Lively
5. Jonathan Watford
6. Sandy Sanders
7. Judi Fess
8. Shayna Fendley
9. Jan Mayes
10. Genevieve Girard
top group volunteers
1. Little Rock Christian Academy
2. UALR Children’s International Youth Council
3. Arkansas Baptist High School
4. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
5. UAMS College of Public Health
6. CityYear Little Rock
8. UCA Honors College
9. UALR— The Big Event
10. Philander Smith College
Our House volunteer program
Volunteers play a vital role in helping Our House provide quality education, childcare and warm meals for over 1000 families and individuals who come through our gates each year. If you are willing to give of your time and talents, we have a place for you at Our House!
Over 6000 people volunteer at Our House each year, and we need every one of them to carry out or mission of lifting up the working homeless and equipping them with the skills to be successful on their own.
How do I get started?
Step 1: Our dinner schedule is complete
for the year, but we are still
looking for more lunch servers.
Step 2: Submit a Volunteer Application.
Step 3: If you need more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
how can i help?
Serve a Meal
Feed the homeless, show them you care...
Our House provides free breakfast, lunch and dinner to every resident, every day. We believe that nutritious food is fundamentally important to a community’s well-being. We serve 77,000 meals per year – but we can’t do it alone. Being a meal-server at Our House is a great way to help.
Our House is able to provide the individuals and families who live here with quality professional services because of the willingness of individual professionals, companies, and organizations to volunteer their services. Are you a therapist, medical professional, electrician, builder, lawyer or landscaper? If so, we need you and other professionals.
One individual, for one hour, can change a life...
By becoming actively involved at Our House, you can single-handedly influence the direction of a life. The men, women, and children of Our House are dependent on an involved and caring community to provide quality services. Your involvement can make all the difference. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm. You can volunteer every day during the week, one-time or on a weekly basis.
Groups and families giving back together...
We welcome group volunteers and have many projects that are perfect for families who want to serve together, congregations, companies and civic groups. Volunteering as a group is a great way to share a positive experience while helping others.
We love our interns! If you are looking for an internship where you can make a real impact, read on. We have internship opportunities for college and graduate students from many backgrounds including social work, youth development, adult and children’s education, nonprofit studies, management, and sociology. Our interns work directly with clients and behind-the-scenes.
If you’re interested in a year-of-service opportunity (ideal for recent grads), look on the jobs page for more about being an AmeriCorps VISTA at Our House.