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.

Check out our volunteers in action!

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:


Bedroom Decor Drive Hosts Needed! Some of the most requested items our clients have are for items to decorate their bedrooms that make them feel more at home. 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.

Halloween Candy Drive Hosts Needed: We are looking for some generous individuals and groups who are willing to host a Halloween Candy Drive for our youth! Each year our kids trick or treat around our campus and we need some help gathering supplies for this year’s activity. We are looking for any type of candy, as long as it does not contain nuts, nut butters, or chewing gum. 

Light Up Campus: Help us make our campus Merry & Bright for the kids at Campagna this holiday season!!! We are looking for teams of volunteers from businesses, churches, and organizations to adopt a cottage/building on campus. Your team will be decorating the exterior of the building. You pick the theme, supply the decorations, and our kids get to experience the beauty of your holiday spirit all season long! Contact us for more infomation or toto reserve your spot!  Event Flyer

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. Eventually, we want all of our clients to have their own handmade “no sew” blanket! 

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. Opportunity open to adults aged 21 or over.

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. Opportunity open to adults aged 21 or over.

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. Opportunity open to adults aged 21 or over.

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 4-5pm. Opportunity open to adults aged 21 or over.

Creative minded individuals needed! Are you an artist, poet or musician who believes in the importance of a creative outlet? Campagna Academy is looking for you! Current needs include: canvas painters, creative writers and musicians. This is an opportunity open to adults aged 21 or over with artistic experience. Volunteer would be needed one hour per week. Copy of curriculum is required.

Campus Beautification: We are looking for a group of 10-15 people ages 21 and over to help beautify our campus. Duties will include pulling weeds, trimming bushes, and other general cleaning in and around our buildings on campus. This group project can also be modified for indoor work during the winter months. Project can be completed as a one time, half-day project.

Birthday Cheer In A Box: We 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.

Greenhouse/Garden Volunteer: Open to volunteers that are 21 or older. Work in our campus garden, greenhouse and classroom alongside our skilled volunteers from Planting Possibilities. Tasks include classroom help, weeding, watering, grooming, planting and other maintenance assignments. Time Commitment is 8hrs per month. Schedule is flexible however Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm is preferred. Garden experience is a plus but not necessary. Must be physically able to do light garden work, including: bending, stretching, and light lifting in an outdoor setting. Opportunity open to adults aged 21 or over.

Host a Luggage Drive for our Foster Care Youth: 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 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

For a full list of Campagna Academy’s volunteer opportunities please check out the United Way’s Regional Volunteer Center website at www.nwivolunteer.org.