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 the 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.
Help maintain flower beds and campus grounds.
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.
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:
- 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:
- Complete volunteer form
- Complete a background check
- Home visit interview & safety inspection
One skilled worker and two to three laborers.
One skilled worker and two to three helpers required for on-campus project.
Two skilled workers and five laborers.
Two skilled workers with five able-bodied helpers needed for roofing projects.
For the Kids
Have a yard sale or donate items to Palmer Home.
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.
Donate any typical school supply or educational item.
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!
Prayer is of utmost importance to our mission.
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.
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.
Paper towels, napkins, paper plates, paper or plastic cups, tissues, and toilet paper are always helpful items!
Donate Your Birthday
Ask friends to make a donation to Palmer Home in lieu of purchasing gifts.
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.
Organize a charity 5K event in your community, with all proceeds benefitting Palmer Home for Children.