Volunteers are a valuable resource at Harbor House Ministries.  They enrich the lives of the men and women who live here and enhance the level of care we offer.


All volunteers who come to work with us on a regular basis

– must be at least 18 years old unless visiting under the supervision of an adult (e.g. a school group)

– must pass a background check and a TB test.


Resident Assistance

Weekly Visitor – A Weekly Visitor enjoys building a friendship with a resident by spending time with them doing whatever they are interested in – read a book; engage in a craft, game, or activity; share a coffee time; etc. Commitment and consistency is highly valued in this role.

Home Helper – The Home Helper is a “floater” in the home, and is available to read books, do crafts, play games, help with cooking projects, etc. as determined by Lead staff.

Adventure Assistant – An Adventure Assistant accompanies a resident on their community outings and may be called upon to assist with general engagement with the activity. Some examples of outings include going out for coffee, touring a zoo, farm, or museum; walking through a park; etc.

On Deck Assistant – The On Deck Assistant helps with supervision of resident swimming activity, keeps the pool areas tidy, prepares shower area for resident use, and other as needed tasks required for a safe swimming experience.


Maintenance Assistance

Seasonal grounds keeping – Seasonal ground assistants may be asked to prepare or and take down our garden beds and may be asked to clean up debris, spread mulch or other tasks as needed.

Weekly Garden Care – The weekly garden helper’s work involves weeding, dead heading, watering and other tasks as requested by the Maintenance Supervisor.

Vehicle Cleaning – The vehicle cleaning volunteers will deep clean our resident transport vans via vacuuming, interior wash, exterior wash.


Facilities Assistance

Resident Equipment Cleaning – A facilities assistant may be asked to deeply clean resident common areas and equipment as needed.

Main Kitchen Storage Cleaning – This volunteer will deep clean kitchen areas and equipment as needed.


Please fill out this application.
Fill out and return this HHM Volunteer Service Consent Disclosure Release.

Upload your completed and saved document to your online application form.




Send via snail mail to:

Harbor House Ministries

Attn Kerri Adamczak

919 44th St SW

Jenison, MI 49428




Send via email to: kadamczak@harborhouseministries.org

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