Volunteers, or as we like to call them “hope bringers”, are the heart of

our organization.


We value having a diverse group of volunteers related to experiences with grief as well as gender, age, race/ethnicity, and education.  Although many who apply go on to become active volunteers, occasionally, it turns out that applicants are not a good fit for our program.


We offer volunteer training twice a year.  Due to the nature of the subject, we perform background checks and a drug screening before we allow volunteers to begin training.  We also base decisions on a number of factors including: group needs, availability, and best fit for the program.


Volunteers apply here

*Please note the online application takes about 30 minutes to complete.


We appreciate your interest and your dedication to work for a cause that we hope you will find greatly rewarding.


For more information on how to become a volunteer, call (209) 250-5395 or email: info@jessicashouse.org

When I look at our kids, even as they talk or do grief work, I can see their hearts crying in their eyes.  I just want to put a Bandaid on their hearts and tell them everything will be okay.  And by volunteering, I feel like I get to do that through my actions and words.


Jessica’s House Volunteer

I noticed a common theme among the children; they all just wanted to be heard, to be a part of something.  They wanted someone to listen to their story and find out that they are indeed, not alone.


Grief Support & Outreach Coordinator