Volunteer

We are so grateful for the community partners and volunteers who donate their time and energy to us. If you are interested in volunteering, Palmer Home has many opportunities on both the Columbus and Hernando campuses.

We often welcome short-term teams from churches and youth groups, sororities and fraternities completing service projects, and individuals or families looking to give back to their community. Whatever your gifts, we’d love to help you or your group find a way to plug in to the mission of Palmer Home for Children.

Columbus Campus

Become a Sponsor

Invest in the life of a child or teen in a more personal way.

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Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship is a way to invest in the life of a young person at Palmer Home in a more consistent way.  It’s a commitment we do not take lightly, as sponsor relationships have proven to be very rewarding in the lives of our children.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or sponsor family, here are a few key points to consider:

Sponsorship Involves:

  • Investing in a child’s life by including the child in the family on a monthly basis
  • Supporting and encouraging the child by attending: ball games, recitals, awards days, etc.
  • Becoming an extended network of support for the child

Process to become Sponsor:

Commercial Drivers

Volunteers with a commercial driver’s license.

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Commercial Drivers

Volunteers with a commercial driver’s license are needed to assist with Poinsettia deliveries, beginning the day after Thanksgiving and continuing for 2 – 3 weeks.

Grounds & Greenhouses

Help with mowing, weed eating, planting, and harvesting.

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Grounds & Greenhouses

Help with mowing, weed eating, planting, and harvesting.

Painting

One skilled worker and three better-than-average painters.

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Painting

One skilled worker and three or four better-than-average painters needed for on-campus projects.

Hernando Campus

Landscaping

Help maintain flower beds and campus grounds.

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Landscaping

Help plant new flowers in the spring, weed flower beds and cut grass in the summers, or rake leaves in the fall.  There’s always something to be done to help keep our campus beautiful!

Become a Sponsor

Invest in the life of a child or teen in a more personal way.

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Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship is a way to invest in the life of a young person at Palmer Home in a more consistent way.  It’s a commitment we do not take lightly, as sponsor relationships have proven to be very rewarding in the lives of our children.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or sponsor family, here are a few key points to consider:

Sponsorship Involves:

  • Investing in a child’s life by including the child in the family on a monthly basis
  • Supporting and encouraging the child by attending: ball games, recitals, awards days, etc.
  • Becoming an extended network of support for the child

Process to become Sponsor:

Ceramic Tile

One skilled worker and two to three laborers.

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Ceramic Tile

One skilled worker and two to three helpers required for on-campus project.

Roofing

Two skilled workers and five laborers.

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Roofing

Two skilled workers with five able-bodied helpers needed for roofing projects.

For the Kids

Donate Items

Have a yard sale or donate items to Palmer Home.

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Donate Items

Collect gently used items and have a yard sale as a fundraiser for Palmer Home, or donate the items to one of the Palmer Home Thrift Stores.

School Supplies

Donate any typical school supply or educational item.

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School Supplies

Book bags, pens, #2 pencils, erasers, folders, binders, paper, notebooks, markers, highlighters, dry erase markers, crayons, and rulers will all be put to great use!

Pray

Prayer is of utmost importance to our mission.

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Pray

Pray for a cottage, a staff member, or a child at Palmer Home. Sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly prayer requests.

Shampoo, Detergent, Toiletries, etc.

Donate any typical toiletry or laundry item.

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Shampoo, Detergent, Toiletries, etc.

Laundry detergent, shampoo, deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, cleaning products, twin sheet sets, towels, and socks (both genders/all sizes) are welcome donations!

Paper and Plastic Drive

Donate any typical paper or plastic household items.

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Paper and Plastic Drive

Paper towels, napkins, paper plates, paper or plastic cups, tissues, and toilet paper are always helpful items!

Fundraising Ideas

Donate Your Birthday

Ask friends to make a donation to Palmer Home in lieu of purchasing gifts.

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Donate Your Birthday

If you’re having a hard time thinking of gifts you’d like for your next birthday, why not donate the day to Palmer Home? Ask all your friends to make a donation to Palmer Home with the money they would have used to buy you a birthday present!

Organize a 5K

Organize a 5K and have the proceeds go to Palmer Home.

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Organize a 5K

Organize a charity 5K event in your community, with all proceeds benefitting Palmer Home for Children.