Whether the children need school supplies, a therapy program or just some time off campus, the volunteers among us reflect credit upon themselves and our community with their gifts of time and financial support.

Our Volunteer Programs – Sharing Time and Resources

How Are Host Families Involved?
The children at Hendrick Home grow in self-esteem and social confidence through the Hendrick Home family visitation program. This program gives children opportunities to visit volunteer families (Host Families) on selected weekends and/or holidays.


How Can You Help? Only about half of the children spend their visits with their own families. Host families fill a vital role by offering their homes to the remaining children who do not have families of their own to visit. You can help by volunteering as a host family to a child at Hendrick Home. 

How Can You Be A Host Family? It’s easy! Call our office at 325-692-0112 for an application and program details.

Volunteer Committees

Volunteers to wish to help our special event fundraising committees may contact the Community Relations Office or email Barbara Dahl.
Volunteer Committees:
Dancing with the Abilene Stars
January of each year, established in 2010; contact Susie Brecheen, or Barbara Dahl for more information about how you can help.
Barn Buddies
Ms. Peg Smith, chair. Committee serves as a horse husbandry-support program that undergirds the equine-assisted psychotherapy program. Volunteers teach children, ages five and older, about basic horse science and horsemanship covering basic horse anatomy, health, nutrition and training.

All volunteers who spend time with Hendrick Home children are subject to a background check. For more information about sharing your time or resources, please contact us today! 325-692-0112  |  info@hendrickhome.org