The Hillsides Volunteer Network (HVN) started in 1994 to offer an organized, easy way for caring men and women—and couples—to positively impact the lives of children who have experienced trauma.
Today, the HVN raises funds for activities and programs, and sponsors outings with the children in Hillsides' care.
How much time is required?
That's up to you. Some members attend just one or two events a year, while others participate in an event or activity every month. The HVN is the perfect choice for adults who want to volunteer but cannot make a weekly commitment.
How can I help?
The HVN is a small group, so there are always opportunities to pitch in Here are a few ways you can get involved:
- Attend events with the children.
The HVN has treated the kids to everything from baseball games to high tea to scaled-down formula car racing. While Hillsides staff members are always present, we need enough HVN members to attend to offer support and encouragement. The kids respond well to individual attention, and don't mind if you're not very good at miniature golf!
- Serve on a fundraising committee.
Our fall benefit show at The Ice House, and a second fundraiser in the spring or summer generate most of the funds we use for the year. We need help with promotion, the silent auction, raffles, and on-site support.
- Serve on the membership committee.
Besides generating dues income, new members means more resources for expanding the HVN's ability to help the children. Getting the word out about the HVN is essential.
How can I get more information?
You are always welcome to sit in on an HVN meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month. These are informal 90-minute gatherings to go over finances and the events calendar. If you'd like a guided tour of the campus after the meeting, please give us a week's notice.
In the meantime, if you have questions about the HVN, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.