I Want To Help

If you are interested in investing your time with us please fill out Volunteer Application. We accept volunteers of all ages and offer one time volunteer opportunities and consistent volunteer opportunities. We also welcome volunteer groups and various donation drives ranging from clothing to food to hygiene supply drives. You can also schedule a tour of our facilities for yourself or your group prior to, or part of, your volunteer experience. We will ensure you or your group has the proper orientation to prepare you for what exciting opportunity lies ahead.

Our volunteer opportunities include:

Clothing Bank:
Sort, Hang, & Fold Donated Clothing
We welcome individuals of all ages and groups up to 30 people. 
Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 3:00pm or other times by request

Pick-up / Delivery of Clothing
We welcome individuals, with a valid drivers license to pick up and deliver clothing orders and donations through-out Wilmington and Newark.
Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 3:00pm

Empowerment Centers:
We welcome adult individuals to assist staff with basic hospitality, computer lab monitoring, meal preparation, or administrative responsibilities at one of our day centers. We have Empowerment centers in Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, and Mill Creek. Volunteer opportunities vary from center to center and hours of operation differ at each center.

Wilmington Empowerment Center: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 2:00pm
Newark Empowerment Center: Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Middletown Empowerment Center: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 11:30am
Boxwood Empowerments Center: Mon & Wed 9:00am – 3:00pm, Tue, Thu, & Fri 9:00am – 11:30am

Item Drives:
Friendship House is always in need of donations. Clothing drives, Go Bag items, and Hygiene Kits are great ways to get your church, company, or small group involved in your community.

Transitional Housing:
Every evening a meal is provided for our Stage 1 Transitional Housing. Please consider preparing a meal one night during the week for either Andrew’s Place (our Men’s Transitional Housing serving about 15-20 individuals) or Epiphany House (our Women’s Transitional Housing serving about 8-10 individuals).

In addition, we welcome any individuals, with a valid drivers license, to go grocery stopping with those in our Transitional Housing. We also welcome those interested in yard work. Availability varies based on season.

Sunday Breakfast:
We welcome individual or small groups wanting to provide a meal for our Sunday Breakfast that happens year round. Meal preparation happens Saturday 3:30pm – 5:00pm and the meal is served Sunday 6:30am – 8:30am at St. Andrews and Matthews Episcopal Church.

Winter Sanctuary and Code Purple:
Please contact volunteer@friendshiphousede.org if you wish to volunteer with these programs. This opportunities runs November through March.

Questions can be directed to volunteer@friendshiphousede.org or call the office at (302) 652-8133. We desire to help you answer the inner call you hear to serve. To learn more about how you can donate to Friendship House and support your community other ways, please visit our How to Donate page.