Volunteer Opportunities

We appreciate your interest in volunteering at Daybreak. However, due to the nature of our work and our obligation to protect the privacy of our youth, our volunteer opportunities are somewhat limited.

In addition, Daybreak does not offer opportunities to fulfill:

  • Court-appointed community service
  • Job shadowing requirements

If your questions about volunteering at Daybreak aren’t answered below, please call Lisa Fry at 937-395-4600 ext. 112.

If you're a high school or college student (must be 16 or older) looking for community service hours please have your program advisor call Kathy Hooks at 937-395-4600 ext. 146. Service hours available only at Lindy's Bakery on weekdays. No evening or weekend hours.

If you’re a college student (majoring in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, or criminal justice) with questions about internship opportunities, please call Alisha Murray at 937-395-4600 ext. 219.

Opportunities & Requirements for Individuals (must be 18 or older)

  • Assist staff in providing Daybreak youth with artistic, musical, and recreational activities
  • Work the Lindy’s Bakery booth at area farmers markets and summer festivals (usually requires weekend availability)
  • Provide administrative support (filing, data entry, copying, etc.)

To become a Daybreak volunteer, individuals are required to:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Complete and return this volunteer application (you’ll find the return email and postal addresses on the form) (1)
  • Come in for a brief interview
  • Provide three references (we’ll give you the forms during your interview)
  • Undergo a background check, including fingerprinting (turnaround time may take up to 30 days)
  • Complete any necessary training

(1) Unfortunately, we receive more applications than we have positions available. We’ll contact applicants to set up an interview only if there’s an open position. Thank you for your understanding.

Opportunities for Groups (group members must be 14 or older)

Lindy’s Bakery, Daybreak’s work-readiness program and dog treat bakery, provides ongoing volunteer opportunities for groups. Group members are expected to set a good example by modeling teamwork and effective communication while helping youth bake and package dog treats.Groups must be willing to volunteer on weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for at least two hours. Evening and weekend hours are not available.

Our facilities department occasionally has opportunities for groups to assist with yardwork, deep cleaning, and other upkeep projects. Weekend hours may be available.

Groups are limited to a maximum of 10 people, and every person in the group must be 14 or older. Group members don’t have to meet the requirements for individuals listed in the section above.

Call Lisa Fry at 937-395-4600 ext. 112 for more information or to schedule your group.