Hillsides Guild members have supported Hillsides' programs since 1987. Membership is open to adults who want to take an active role in improving the lives of children in foster care or who have emotional and behavioral challenges. Working together in an atmosphere of commitment and camaraderie, members successfully advocate Hillsides mission.
General membership meetings, held five times a year, offer members the opportunity to learn about different aspects of the children's care from designated guest speakers. In addition to attending the meetings, Guild members have ample opportunities to take a hands-on approach through participation in one-day projects or continual involvement in longer-term commitments.
Options for active volunteerism include the following:
- Adopt-a-Family for Christmas
- Annual picnic for the children
- Annual gala fundraiser
- Birthday parties for the children
- Guild Christmas party
- Holiday decorating
- Membership development
Members may also volunteer through the Hillsides Community Resources Department. Volunteer opportunities exist in the following areas:
- Library service
- Special Friends
- Support services