We can always use helping hands and donations.

Collect items, make a meal, share your talents – there are many ways to make a difference at Saranam.

Want to get involved at Saranam? There are many ways to help teach, encourage, and connect with our families. Choose what you’d like to do from the lists below or create your own idea and share it with us.

Ready to connect?

Fill out a volunteer application and email it to Sunny Holmes or send it in the mail to our office.

Housing opportunities

Property Maintenance– Keep our campus looking clean and beautiful! Help with yardwork tasks, small building and painting projects, and playground upkeep

Decorate apartments– During the summer, help prepare apartments for incoming families

Collect household supplies –Every month we provide families with essential household items including diapers, soap, and cleaning supplies. Help us fulfill their needs

Host a gift card drive–  Get together with your community to collect gift cards for our families. We can always use gift cards from Walmart, Target, or grocery stores

Order Family Supplies -Order from our Amazon Wish Lists and it will be delivered directly to our door

Make a treat– Our families love a good meal from the heart. Make or buy meals, treats, or other grocery items and we will distribute them to families

Help Families Bundle Up – Donate blankets, gloves, mittens, and other cold weather necessities to keep families warm in the winter

Contact Jennifer Clear

Child education opportunities

Record a story– Record a video of yourself reading a story for children. These stories provide enrichment and connection for kids. Stories for all ages are welcome.

Help with Family Nights– Work with families during evening activities. Jobs include helping teach life skills, facilitating family fun activities, and assisting in our library

Create activity packets– Assemble craft or activity kits for children and drop them off at Saranam.

Science rocks! –Send us a fun science experiment we can do with kids during our weekly community meetings. Better yet- come teach it with us!

Contact Sunny Holmes

Adult education opportunities 

Tutor adults– Bring your expertise to help our adults with their GED prep and college courses.

Share your skills – Do you have a passion on a topic you can share? An important part of our program is learning life skills so families can maintain their progress outside of our program. Help us create a virtual library of knowledge by recording a 3–5-minute video showcasing a skill. Popular topics include: household hacks, gardening tips, and car care and maintenance.

Contact Sunny Holmes

Community care opportunities

Write encouraging messages– Brighten our families’ days with uplifting notes and messages. We’ll post them in our online classes and in emails.

Send self-care packages– Encourage our parents to focus on self-care by donating items including soothing music, candles, lotions, and helpful books

Share a brain break– Like us all, our families are working so hard and sometimes need a brain break. Share a video of something you do to relax or even a hidden talent like yoga, music, dancing, or magic.

Contact Sunny Holmes

General volunteer activities

Sort donations in our warehouse

Donate clothes, furniture, or other household items

Give your time at special events including family field trips, reunions, and all-community activities

Join a committee to support the planning and implementation of projects and events

Join our board as a member

During the COVID pandemic volunteer activities at Saranam will vary. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us directly and we’ll let you know what opportunities are currently available.