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 Erica at 219.322.8614 x346 EKerkes@cahope.org

Currently, Campagna Academy has several volunteering opportunities available:

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Calling all Bakers! We are looking for volunteers to make baked goods for our annual Getting Strong, Giving Back Pet Event! The baked goods will be sold at our bake sale table to raise funds for Compassionate Canines, a non-profit pet therapy group that works with our kids on campus. This is a great opportunity for all age groups and doesn’t require you to physically volunteer on our campus. We are looking for individuals to bake any quantity of cookies or baked goods they would like. We are looking for the baked goods to be delivered to our campus no later than Thursday, March 8th just in time for our annual Getting Strong, Giving Back Pet Event on Saturday, 3/10.  Volunteer Impact: Help the youth of Campagna in their fundraising efforts for Compassionate Canines Pet Therapy and show them the true spirit of volunteerism and giving back to the community.

Host an Easter Basket Drive! We are looking for some help from generous donors/volunteers to help make Easter great for our youth in foster care! We are need of groups or individuals willing to collect and donate some necessary items for Easter baskets for our kids! Needed items include: Plastic eggs, Baskets, Easter Grass, Bags (for shrink wrapping), Hygiene Items (body lotion, toothbrushes, body wash etc.), Candy (no nuts or nut butters), Nail polish, Chalk, Socks, Coloring books, Comic books, Small boxes of Legos, Gum, Snacks (should be individually wrapped/packaged) and Gift cards.

Foster Care Easter Basket Packing Party! We are looking for 3 volunteers to help us pack Easter Baskets that will go to our children in Foster Care. The packing party is Monday, March 26th from 9 AM – Noon in our Administration Building located at 7403 Cline Ave. in Schererville, IN. Please email us to sign up for this project. 

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.

Front Desk Volunteer: Do you LOVE working with people and providing GREAT customer service? This is the opportunity for you! We are in need of volunteers to help us run the front desk of our Campagna Center, a couple of days a week. The ideal volunteer candidate will be able to give 3-4 hours of their time 2-3 days each week. Morning and afternoon/evening opportunities are available. Front desk volunteers must be 21 or over and will be subject to our background check/volunteer screening process. Volunteer Impact: Assist our staff in greeting visitors, checking credentials, and ensuring that everyone gets a warm welcome to the Campagna Center.

Foster Care Ambassador: Our Foster Care team is looking for volunteers to assist with their recruitment process. 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.

‘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: 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 sequence or 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.

Athletes/Coaches: We are looking for athletes/coaches to share their skills and talents with our clients! Opportunity open to adults aged 21 or over. Volunteer Impact: Use your athletic skills and coaching experience to teach our youth the importance of athleticism, sportsmanship, skill building, and teamwork.

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. 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.

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. They require a CGC (Canine Good Citizen Certification) for your dog. If your dog does not have the CGC Certification they help you obtain it. Commitment is one hour once a week on Mondays from 3:30-4:30pm. 

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.

For more information please contact Erica at 219.322.8614 x346  EKerkes@cahope.org