At ECH, we offer many different opportunities to be a part of serving the children and families we serve. Everything from helping children with their homework to working on a fundraising committee, we will match you with the perfect opportunity.

For more information about volunteering at ECH, contact Sarah Deweese, Volunteer and Community Relations Manager, at sdeweese@everychildshope.org or call (314) 427-3755.

Click here for detailed volunteer information.


Front Desk Volunteer

Are you someone who loves to connect with others? ECH’s Treatment Center is looking for personable volunteers to assist at the front desk by receiving visitors and helping them find their way around campus, coordinating deliveries, answering phones, and making sure common areas are tidy and stocked. Click here to download a full description.


Many of our children are behind academically. One-on-one tutoring is the best way to help them catch up. Help residents who may be having problems in subjects such as math, science, English, history, and reading. Tutors need to be willing to commit 2-3hrs. a week for up to 6 weeks, and will need an Abuse/Neglect Background Check and Criminal Record Check. All tutor volunteers will need a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Office Work

Mass mailings are frequent and at times more than our small staff can handle. Often we are in need of volunteers to help stuff envelopes for direct mail sent to our constituents.

Special Events

Assist in fundraising efforts through serving on one of our special event planning committees. Opportunities to plan our annual Golf Classic, or Trivia Night all provide fun ways to meet new people and help raise the resources needed to care for children and families in need.

If serving on a committee is not your thing, we always need help the day of events setting up, staffing the events, and cleaning up. For example, be a  hole spotter at our Golf Classic, or a score keeper at Trivia Night.

Office Interns

Our public relations and development office can provide college credit internships to students interested in gaining experience in the non-profit world.


Experienced librarians/archivist are always needed to help store and preserve the many archives collected since our founding in 1858.

In-kind Professional Services

Are you a photographer? Beautician? Musician? Whatever your skills or hobbies are, they may make a difference in the lives of our kids. Consider donating your time and talent to improve and brighten a child’s day.

Campus Wide Beautification

Complete small projects such as painting, clean-up and gardening around campus. These projects do not include working directly with residents. Projects will be on as-needed basis and as weather permits.

Holiday Events

Assist with making the holidays a special time for residents. Volunteer opportunities will range from being the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus, wrapping presents during the Christmas holiday, or passing candy out on campus during our Halloween celebration. The list is endless!

Recreation Therapy Activities

Assist with coaching sports teams or assisting the recreation therapist with extracurricular sports activities for our residents. This opportunity includes supervised contact with residents.

hopE CHest

ECH is offering the young people at ECH the opportunity to “shop” for gifts for the friends, loved ones, teachers, anyone they want. Volunteers are needed to run the store as well as donate new items for the young people in all programs to “purchase” for their loved ones throughout the year. Please check out the list of items needed.


For more information, please contact Sarah Deweese at sdweese@everychildshope.org or by phone at 314-427-3755.