Make an Impact

Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time, talent and treasure with Palmer Home for Children! Volunteers serve as individuals, small groups, churches, schools or businesses and play a vital role in our ministry.  We are always encouraged to meet friends who want to partner alongside us to help children and families.

Listed below are current volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in serving in any of these areas, please fill out this short contact form to begin the conversation.

Provide Care

Tutoring – Occasionally we have needs for tutoring in higher math and other subjects. If you are a whiz in anything from Algebra to English, we need YOU! (Hernando)

Respite Care – Not called to do full-time foster care or house parenting but want to serve? Respite care is your answer! You can care for a cottage for a weekend or a night so houseparents can attend a wedding, funeral or Palmer Home event. Respite care is an overnight responsibility. (Hernando, Nashville, Memphis)

Caregiver Night Out – Sponsor a date night out for caregivers by pre-paying for dinner or a fun activity.

Provide Comfort

Meals – You can provide a frozen meal for use on an extra busy night in the future or pre-pay for a meal locally! (Hernando)

Sponsor a Family Fun Night – Support Palmer Home families by providing a fun night out! You can provide dinner and a movie or a night of bowling for an entire cottage! (Hernando)

New Child Welcome Kit – You can provide the comfort of a welcome kit for a child joining our Residential Campus! Purchase new clothing, a personalized backpack, or a sleeping bag for camp.*

New Infant Welcome Kit – You can provide a welcome kit for an infant recently placed in Foster Care or Family Care! This kit may include new clothing, bottles, toys or diapers. *

Care Packages for Recently Released Mothers – Recently released mothers face a variety of obstacles – help them get on their feet by providing a care package of necessities such as toiletries.*

Prayer Partner – Sign up now to receive our monthly prayer email and pray over our ministry!

Letter Writing – You can write a letter(s) of encouragement to our staff, children in our care, or mothers in prison.

Dorm Set Up for College Kids – As some children head to college, you can gift them with the necessities! Provide gift cards from Amazon, Target, Walgreens, Supercuts, or gas station chains, provide bedding for an XL twin bed, a microwave or small fridge, towel set, cleaning supplies or a study pillow.*

*Visit or for a complete listing of wish items.

Provide Community

Vocational Opportunities – Provide an opportunity for children in Palmer Home’s care to work or intern at your place of business in the community. (Hernando)

Church Event – Host your congregation for a service in the Hope Chapel on our residential campus at Panther Creek Ranch. (Hernando)

Grounds Care – Help with grounds care on our residential campus at Panther Creek Ranch. (Hernando)

Thrift Store – Volunteer at one or both of our thrift stores! (Columbus, Starkville)

Friendraiser/Fundraiser – Host an informational event or fundraiser spreading awareness and support for Palmer Home.

Mission Trips – Sponsor a child to attend a mission trip with his/her church family.