Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering?

Lisa Siegel at lsiegel@bhsinc.org or at 513-557-2403 for more information

VOLUNTEER at Bethany House and help homeless families! We have a variety of ways that you can get involved in our mission. Don’t see something that matches what you’re looking for or have an idea for something new? We’re always looking for new ways to match volunteer efforts with our needs.

Prepare and serve dinners at the Fairmount Shelter for up to iStock_000089404185_Large40 guests, Mondays through Thursdays. Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. You are also welcome to do arts and crafts, story time, or other ativity with the children after dinner. Volunteers can cook the dinner at home or cook at the shelter and are encouraged to cook one a day a month, a day a quarter, etc.

Prepare and serve brunch at the Fairmount Shelter for up to 40 guests on Saturdays or Sundays. Brunch is served at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers can cook the food at home and bring it or cook and serve at the shelter.

Child care at the Fairmount Emergency Shelter during the evenings (Monday through Thursday) from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Play games, read books, do a variety of arts & crafts, or supervise outdoor play. This is an excellent way for high school students to earn service hours for school.

Host a party for our families at the Fairmount Emergency Shelter for 40 people. Parties are hosted at 6:45 p.m., immediately after dinner. Holiday parties (Halloween, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, etc.) or themed parties (Back to School, Field Day/Olympics or Summer Fun, ice cream socials) are great opportunities for high school students to earn service hours.

Answer the phones at the Fairmount Emergency Shelter and the Administration Office. Need dedicated volunteers to work Monday through Friday. Volunteers are needed anytime during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Flexible hours to accommodate your schedule. Work one day a month, one day a week, etc.

Yard work and landscaping at various locations, including two children’s playgrounds and a small garden. Dates and times are open.Duke Energy painting vols


Kitchen clean-up at the Fairmount Emergency Shelter. We need one or two people once a month, between 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon on a weekday, to “super” clean the cabinets, shelves and floor of the Fairmount Emergency Shelter kitchen.

Adopt-a-Room or Adopt-an-Apartment at our Emergency Shelters in Fairmount, Walnut Hills, Over-the-Rhine or Mt. Auburn. Help is needed to clean, paint, perform minor repairs—do as little or as much as you want.

Fall and spring cleaning: Clean the woodwork, windowsills, windows, window screens, hallways, craft room and laundry rooms in the shelters, Social Service Center or the Administration building.

Third Party Fundraisers: Gather a group to host small fundraisers such as a bake sale, car wash, walk/run, dances, etc. to raise funds for rental assistance, transportation costs and enrichment programs. Arrange a donation drive for items from our “wish list.”

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Santa’s Shop: Volunteer, donate or collect Christmas gifts for our children, moms, and dads. Wrapping paper, bows and name tags are also needed. All shelter guests served in the last year are invited to shop for their families for Christmas.

Assist with Special Events: Golf Outing, Wine Tasting, Mardi Gras—throughout the year. Committee members are needed to solicit gifts for the Silent Auction, help with mailings, decorations and setup or volunteer the day of the event.

Serve on various committees such as: Golf, Wine Tasting, Mardi Gras, Development, Social Services, IT, Investment, HR, etc.

Interested in volunteering?

Lisa Siegel at lsiegel@bhsinc.org or at 513-557-2403 for more information