Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

-Martin Luther King

The foundation of Family Promise of Waukesha County are our volunteers.  Volunteers serve guests at each congregation by creating a welcoming atmosphere, providing meals, fellowship,  and staying overnight.  Without these volunteers we could not offer shelter to families experiencing homelessness.

Other volunteers help with administrative tasks, providing guest transportation, offering childcare, cleaning or staffing the day center.

Our goal is to match your talents and interests with our needs.

We take service to our families very seriously and we want our volunteers to be successful.  Therefore training and orientation is required of all our volunteers.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, Family Promise has had to suspend its rotational model of shelter. In order to keep families, volunteers and staff safe, Family Promise is limiting direct contact between families and volunteers. We hope for the day we can return to the transformational service volunteers offer the families.  Therefore our training sessions are currently suspended. Until then there are options for service that can be done remotely.  Please review the current options for volunteer service.  



Volunteers are needed to help with moving and set up of our apartments as part of our Apartment Shelter program. 


We need volunteers to help with basic maintenance for our apartment shelter program, as well as basic maintenance and cleaning of our Waukesha office. 


Help is needed in the upcoming winter months! We need volunteers to help shovel our walkway and driveway at our Waukesha office.


Help us update our congregation and/or school district email lists.  Volunteers will search for each congregation throughout the county and verify our contact information for that church. Volunteers need access to internet and should have a good understanding of google sheets. 




  1.  Reliability/Responsible
  2. Hard-Worker
  3. Flexibility
  4. Maintains Personal Boundaries
  5. Maintains Confidentiality
  6. Openness to those different than themselves
  7. Good Listener
  8. Kindness Humility
  9. Compassionate
  10. Humble