Volunteering at Campagna:

At Campagna Academy, we recognize that a volunteer is a special kind of donor. Volunteers give their time and talent to help advance the agency’s goals. Without volunteer support we could not accomplish our mission of restoring hopes and building dreams of the youth we serve.

For more information on any of these opportunities please contact Kim at 219.322.8614 x346  ktrevino@cahope.org

Currently, Campagna Academy has the following volunteering opportunities available:

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Fall Career Fair 11/4: We are seeking companies, government agencies, schools, and non-profit organizations to meet with the youth of Campagna in an informal setting. This is a great volunteer opportunity to network and establish a presence on our campus as it connects our residents to a variety of career path ideas and options. Must be 21 or over.

Halloween Candy Drive (September-October): We are looking for generous individuals and groups who are willing to host a Halloween candy drive for our youth! Each year our youth trick or treat around the campus and we need help gathering the candy for the activity. We are looking for nut free/nut butter free candy (please no chewing gum). This is a great opportunity for families of all ages as it can be done remotely and not on our campus. Donations may be dropped off at our administration building 7403 Cline Avenue Schererville, Indiana Monday through Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM.

Decorate Holiday Boxes (October-December): We are in need of creative volunteers to help us decorate holiday boxes for delivery on Christmas morning. This is a great multigenerational volunteer opportunity and can be done on site or off site.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Hosts (October-November 20): We are looking for volunteers to host a non-perishable food drive. The items collected will be delivered to our foster care families and home based clients for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM at our administration building located at 7403 Cline Avenue, Schererville, Indiana by November 20th.

Holiday Decorating Team (November 23-27): We are looking for volunteers to spread some holiday cheer and help us decorate our campus for the holiday season. This group project is date and time flexible. 

Foster Care Holiday Party (December 5): We are looking for individuals to assist with our fun foster care holiday party. Must be 21 or over. Volunteers are needed from 4:30pm to 8:00pm. 

Host A Holiday Drive (November-December): We are looking for volunteers to host drives for holiday gifts for the youth in our care. We are looking for sports balls, coloring books, body wash/lotion, board games pajamas, socks, card games and gift cards. A full wish list can be emailed to you. Donations may be dropped off at our administration building 7403 Cline Avenue Schererville, Indiana Monday through Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM. 

Holiday Bakers (December 1-19): We are looking for volunteers to bake cookies for our youth this holiday season! Cookies must be nut/nut butter free. All cookies must be turned in by December 19th to our administration building at 7403 Cline Avenue Schererville, Indiana Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM.

Holiday Gift Wrappers (December 20th 12-6PM): We are looking for individuals or groups to assist with wrapping holiday gifts for the youth of Campagna.

No Sew Blanket Supply Drive Hosts Needed: We are looking for volunteers willing to host a “No Sew Blanket” Supply Drive with their colleagues, church groups, families and friends! We are looking for 1.5 yd sized fleece in baby/toddler themed prints and 2.5 yd sized fleece in teen themed prints. Once enough supplies are gathered, a volunteer project will be posted to make blankets for our residential and foster care youth. Volunteer Impact: Provide necessary resources to ensure that each client of Campagna Academy receives a “warm welcome” upon their arrival.

Bedroom Decor Drive Host: We are looking for groups, organizations, churches, and families who are willing to host a Bedroom Decor Drive for the youth of Campagna. Items would include things such as, stuffed animals, bedroom rugs, posters, pillows (without beading), twin blankets, twin sheet sets and pillowcases for both boys and girls. This is a great opportunity for families of all ages as it can be done remotely and not on our campus. Volunteer Impact: Assist in gathering necessary items to help our youth make their rooms feel more like home and provide a more positive experience for the residential youth in our care.

Foster Care Ambassador: Our Foster Care team is looking for volunteers to assist with their recruitment process. For this position volunteers must be 21 or older, complete an application process which includes an interview, background checks, finger printing, medical testing and reference checks. Ambassadors would be trained by our Foster Care team and sent to conduct “Chat and Chew” presentations at churches, community centers, offices or homes of those interested in becoming future foster parents. Volunteers should be comfortable speaking in front of groups, professional, and willing to work in the community with various groups. Volunteer Impact: Assist our Foster Care team in spreading the word about the increasing need for foster parents in the area and provide impactful information about the rewards of becoming a foster parent.

Birthday Cheer Project: We are looking for individuals who want to help spread some birthday cheer to our clients by supplying birthday decorations, cards, posters/signs and candy for youth in our residential programs. This is a great opportunity for all age groups and doesn’t require you to physically volunteer on our campus. You can make/design the posters and decorations any way you like. The decorations will be used to decorate the child’s room for a birthday celebration! Volunteer Impact: Make a child’s day by creating uniquely designed birthday décor for their special celebration.

Vocational/Life Skills guest speakers wanted: If you have an exciting career and would like to share your story with our clients, this volunteer opportunity is for you! Career topics might include: banking, public service, dietitian/nutrition, and more. This opportunity is open for adults aged 21 or over with public speaking experience. Transcript/outline of speech is required before date of event. Volunteer Impact: Engage and inspire the youth of Campagna by sharing your story and speaking about your career/life accomplishments.

Join Our Compassionate Canines Pet Therapy Volunteer Program: Open to volunteers age 21 or over and their fury friends. Compassionate Canines is looking to add some wonderful dogs and their pet parents to their program at Campagna. For this position volunteers must complete an application process which includes an interview, background checks, finger printing, medical testing and reference checks. Compassionate Canines also requires a CGC (Canine Good Citizen Certification) for your dog. Commitment is one hour once a week on Mondays from 3:30-4:30pm. 

Maintenance Assistant: We are looking for a volunteer to help our maintenance staff with various tasks around our campus. Tasks might include painting, yard work, cleaning, lifting, bending and stretching, so the ideal candidate must be physically able to do the required work. We are looking for someone with daytime availability M-F, one to two days a week for approximately 4-6 hours each week. For this position volunteers must be 21 or older, complete an application process which includes an interview, background checks, finger printing, medical testing and reference checks. Experienced maintenance experience would be ideal. Volunteer Impact: Provide much needed assistance to our maintenance staff by using your skills to get things done in a “hands on” manner.

Tutors Wanted: We are looking for experienced reading and math tutors/educators who are willing to volunteer their time with our youth. Day and evening volunteer times are available! Volunteer tutors must be 21 or over and are subject to our background check/volunteer screening process. Volunteer Impact: Your volunteer efforts will assist our clients with homework and understanding of credit coursework while influencing them to make their education a priority.

Host a Luggage Drive: Your donations will help us to ensure that our kids will never have to move their belongings in a trash bag again. Bags/Suitcases can be new or gently used. They will be used for male and female clients’ age birth – 20.

Group Opportunities: If you have a group that would like to volunteer, we invite you to come and help us out! A variety of opportunities exist, from campus beautification projects to donation drives that benefit our children. We are open to suggestions as well, so if you have an idea please let us know.

Company Cares: If your company is seeking a volunteer opportunity we invite your company to come and help us out! We can personally tailor an opportunity to fit your company and serve the youth of Campagna.

In Service to Others: If your youth group, fellowship group or faith based organization is seeking a volunteer opportunity we invite your group to come and help us out! We can personally tailor an opportunity to fit the needs of your grouped serve the youth of Campagna.