A Place of Healing – A Voice of Hope.


Everyone can help make a difference in our mission to end domestic violence.

Lydia’s House partners with volunteers to tap into their personal skills, experiences and talents. Everyone can help Lydia’s House: from individual volunteers to student interns, work groups, committee members, faith groups and many others. Volunteers help make it possible for us to provide year-round programs and services to women and children escaping from domestic violence. Please read more about our volunteer opportunities to discover how your friendship can help further the mission of Lydia’s House.

We welcome volunteers in a variety of roles, including activities that directly support services for our residents and employees, as well as leadership positions. For more information, please call (314) 771-4411 or email volunteer@lydiashouse.org.

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Don’t have time to volunteer? Shop our wish list to help us provide the most needed household items, toiletries and baby supplies for our residents.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities


Connect with the Lydia’s House community and support our mission to be a voice of hope for survivors. Ambassador activities include craft fairs and other outreach events.


Volunteers serve as essential office support for staff members in our Development and Communication Departments.

Cell Phone Drives

Earn community service hours by recycling cell phones with our partner, Shelter Alliance. Every 3 phones equal 1 service hour!


Help Lydia’s House manage our fundraisers, gala and other events while developing your leadership and networking skills. A great resume builder!

Internships & Practicums

We offer opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in our Children’s Program, and in our Development and Communication Departments.

Skilled Labor

You can help with upkeep and renovations of our 50 apartments, using skills like plumbing, carpentry, painting, electric, gardening and construction.

Children’s Program

Come serve as a tutor and playmate* to our children while setting a positive example and helping them in their journey to violence-free lives.

• After School Program, Monday thru Thursday from 4 to 5:30 pm
• Summer Program, Tuesday thru Friday afternoons
• Support Group, Mondays from 6:45 to 8:15pm

*Screening and training required

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Community Meal

Get your group together to provide a community meal for the women and children at Lydia’s House. Meals are served every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm.

Onsite Project

Come onsite to learn about and serve Lydia’s House. Activities include prepping apartments for new families, painting, lawn care, cleaning, organizing donations and more. Groups will go through a 30-minute orientation prior to service and conclude with a brief reflection.

*Screening required

Donation Drive

Drives can be a fun way to energize your group and attract new members. We will provide support and coordinate a drop off date at Lydia’s House Community Center.