Volunteer Questions

Volunteer Sign-Up Form

How can I help?

Donating funds is not the only way to make a difference.  Special Spaces thrives on the talent of their many volunteers.

Is there a cost to becoming a volunteer?

There is no charge to becoming a room volunteer.

What skills are needed to become a “room makeover volunteer?”

The volunteers are vital to mission of Special Spaces.  While the Special Spaces leadership team does the majority of the “front-end” planning and preparation, the majority of the work required to create these dream rooms is fulfilled by volunteers on site.  Volunteers’ talents can be of various entities: painters, seamstresses, electricians, contractors, carpenters and just individuals willing to work for one for a very special child.

Are there any restrictions or requirements to become a volunteer?

Given the special needs and concerns of family, Special Spaces enforces the following:

  • Room makeover volunteers must be in good health and not contagious with any illness. (This is due to the compromised immune system of the child.)
  • All volunteers under the age of 18 years must have parental consent before arriving at the job site.
  • No smoking or profanity allowed on the job site.
  • All volunteers under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Does Special Spaces work with high schools to help students fulfill their community service commitment hours?

Special Spaces has many options for committed and dedicated high school students interested in giving back to their community; including a three month leadership program for high school juniors and seniors.

Does Special Spaces participate in Internship Programs?

Internships are available to students wishing to gain knowledge in the nonprofit sector in the areas of; administration, fund-raising, marketing, public relations, design and other fields.  The positions are not compensated however the experience is priceless.

Where do volunteers sign up?

Volunteer Sign-Up Form

In the near future, there will be an application available on line.  So at this time, please feel free to email lynn@specialspacesbuffalo.org for more information.