Our Volunteers

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love”

-Martin Luther King

Family Service Volunteers

The individuals below have committed to serve as our on call Family Service Volunteers to care for families directly in the hospital following the birth of their beloved baby. To become a Family Service Volunteer they have successfully completed a training program that properly prepares them to provide high quality and compassionate care for the babies and families they meet in the hospitals.

The Haven Network is honored to have them serve on our behalf as Family Service Volunteers:


Sandra Knabe

Bobbi Smith


Penny VanScoy
In 2006 I was fortunate to be able to retire from my job of 29 years which enabled me to spend more time with my mother in the last years of her life and to also have more time to volunteer in ministries as I felt led.  Some of those ministries include: Rockford Rescue Mission/The Healing Place, Touch Global, Kids Around the World, Lydia Urban Academy, and various ministries at First Evangelical Free Church including Stephen Ministry.  I began training as a volunteer with The Haven in December 2015.  I believe that my desire to volunteer with The Haven was totally prompted by the Holy Spirit.  As I began to learn more about this ministry to families, the prompting kept getting stronger and I found that God does equip us for what He leads us to do.  The privilege of caring for families and helping to create memories for them is an honor and a blessing.  My husband, Steve and I have been married for 23 years and we have a blended family of 7 children and 15 grandchildren.


Professional Photographer Volunteers

The individuals below have committed their time and talents as professional photographers to photograph baby and family in the hospital providing heirloom quality photographs for the family. Working side by side with the Family Service Volunteer they capture the details and beauty of the baby individually and with his or her parents and siblings, documenting priceless treasured memories for the families.

We are honored to have these photographers volunteer their time and talents:

Erica Hafferty, Photographer

Erica has been a volunteer photographer since 2017. She is owner of E&H Photography.

Kelly Hubert, Photographer

Kelly has been a volunteer photographer since 2017.  She is the owner of Direction Photography and President of the livlife Foundation.

Carly Rice: Photographer
Carly has been a volunteer photographer since 2016.  She is the owner of Hello Image.
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Jill Stirling: Photographer
Jill has been a volunteer photographer since 2017.  She is the owner of J Stirling Photography.
Mindy Young: Photographer
Mindy has been a volunteer photographer since 2013 and has been a major supporter and advisor for our Capture event. Mindy is the owner of Mindy Joy Photography and proud mom to her newfoundlands, Winston and Moose.

Donation Coordinator 

Samantha Strohfus

We are so happy to have Samantha Strohfus join us here at The Haven by volunteering her time to be our Donation Coordinator! As our Donation Coordinator she will be managing the inventory, donation record keeping, organizing all the baby clothes and supplies that are donated, and more.


Volunteer Opportunities

 “Life is an opportunity to contribute love in your own way”

–Bernie Siegel

Volunteers are the heart of the programs and services we provide to families in our community. We are grateful to each person who takes time out of their day to serve at The Haven Network. Because our program relies on volunteers we are always looking for people to help out and here are a few ways one can:


A group of volunteer knitters and crocheters attended a workshop held at The Haven.

*Family Services Volunteers (training required)

*Photographers (training required)

*Office assistance

*Crafters: knitting, crocheting, paper crafters, jewelry makers, sewers

Please contact The Haven Network to find out how you can help.