Volunteers are key to the success of Heart Haven Outreach. We appreciate you visiting our page to learn more about getting involved and giving back in our community.


Mary Scott Singer said, “Every decision we make to help kids in our community grow up to be productive adults is a decision to recruit well-trained future employees who have strong character.”


At H2O volunteers are making a big difference in the future of our community and our world.


Whether it is volunteering directly with our program and helping the teens understand their potential and gifts, or if it is serving time behind the scenes to make what we do possible during the week, your time at H2O is important.


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H2O “Real Life” Support Group

Tuesdays 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm (Volunteer time 6:15-9:00 pm)

  • Every Tuesday night from 7:00-8:30 at H2O, staff and trained volunteers facilitate small groups where teens can come to talk about their feelings, struggles, and achievements.
  • Real Life is a safe place where youth can be heard and know they are not alone.
  • Teens learn to support their peers and to give and receive positive feedback.
    Doors open at 6:30.
  • An additional 3 hour training is required to volunteer for Support Group.
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H2O “Good Clean Fun” After School Activities

Wednesdays right after school

Times vary based on VVSD schedule.  Early Release days 1:30-3:30pm; Regular release days 2:30-4:30pm

  • Every Wednesday we offer a different recreational activity at no or low cost. Activities include playing games, making crafts, cooking, sports, going on field trips, service projects and more.
  • Volunteers do not need to pay to participate but advance sign up is required due to space limitations.
  • Activity times vary- please see H2O student calendar for specific activities and ending times. Most programs end at 4:00. One Wednesday a month the teens have a half day of school, so we will take a field trip, generally from 1- 5.
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H2O “Going Deeper”

Thursdays, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm (Volunteer time 6:15 pm- 8:45 pm)

  • Every Thursday night from 7:00-8:30 at H2O, staff addresses specific teen issues from a faith-based perspective through games, activities, teaching, and group discussions.
  • Topics vary, including subjects such as self esteem, conflict resolution, and drug resistance (all based on the 40 Developmental Assets of the Search Institute).
  • Youth are reminded that they are capable of making positive choices as they are challenged to live a life of character.
  • Doors open at 6:30.

H2O “Connect For Success” Tutoring

  • Checking in with student about week; bulding relationship
  • Setting goals for tutoring session
  • Working on homework or preparing for tests
  • Giving H2O students positive feedback and encouragement on their studies.
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“One- to- One” Mentoring

  • The purpose of “One-to-Ones” is for the teen to develop a positive relationship with an adult who genuinely cares about him or her and who can provide personal support in dealing with life’s pressures.
  • One-to-One mentoring is available to current Volunteers with excellent attendance and who have been with H2O 4 months or longer.
  • One-to-One mentoring requires a meeting with staff before participating and an additional 3 part, 9 hour (total) mentor training,
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Additional opportunities exist in the office, events, event planning, and event preparation.

  • A few examples are:
  • Clerical Assistance
  • Secretarial Assistance
  • Cooking, Serving, & Cleaning up for Student Dinners/Events
  • Fundraiser/Special Event Planning
  • General Facility Maintenance/Organization/Upkeep

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please email Ryan for an application.

For more information, contact H2O today!