A Sense of Family

Volunteers play an integral role in providing a sense of family here at Dismas. The care and support from colleges, churches, corporations, and the broader community create a family network for our residents. They rely on that network for acceptance, re-engagement with a varied social network, encouragement with life skills development, and relational skills.

We count on our volunteers to:

  • Set an example of how to live a healthy, productive life as an active member of society
  • Bring a caring and positive spirit to the house



Opportunities to Get Involved


Community Dinners

Community dinners, taking place Monday through Thursday at 6pm, are vital aspect of life at Dismas House. Members of the community are invited to provide a meal, cook a meal, or simply enjoy dinner with our residents. This nightly tradition began with Dismas House’s inception in 1974 and continues to serve as a powerful act of fellowship.

In-Office Assistant

We welcome office volunteers with skills in the following areas:

  • Clerical—Volunteers will assist Dismas office staff with filing, data entry, and correspondence needs.
  • Development—Volunteers will send out donor acknowledgements, thank-you cards, and pledge statements. Other responsibilities include sending quarterly programming updates and event invitations and updating donor contacts.


Front Desk Administration

Serve as a a friendly face for visitors and residents of Dismas House while completing light clerical work, including:

  • Filing, shredding, scanning or copying, making follow-up phone calls, assisting with mail-out campaigns, completing simple office tasks on the computer, compiling research, and organizing in-kind donations.


Committee Participation

Our committees offer specialized skills and talents to support our residents and advance our mission. We would love to hear from you if you have experience in one of the following areas:

  • Capital Campaign
  • Development Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Government Relations Committee
  • HR/Governance Committee
  • Marketing and Communications Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Operations Committee
  • Program Committee

Support Dismas House with a Year-End Contribution