Volunteer

Long-Term Opportunities

Direct Service Positions:

Supervised Visitation Monitor

Supervised Visitation & Safe Exchange Services are for those seeking parenting time with their child but are required to do so within the presence of a neutral third party.

Requirements:
– 15 hours of training to start
– We ask that you commit to a minimum of 6 hours per month for a year. One visit every other week.
– We offer flexible scheduling between 9am – 8pm Monday through Friday or between 8:30am-5:30pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Indirect Service Positions:

• Volunteer Office assistant
• Marketing/Communications assistant
• Fundraising volunteer
• Maintenance/Building Projects volunteer

Short-Term and One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

There are many activities that require only a one-day commitment. These may include doing light indoor or outdoor cleanup, organizing, gardening, volunteering at a fundraiser, hosting a client event, or helping with the Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays program. On-going activities include:

Meal Preparation: Prepare and provide 3 simple meals for weekly teen support groups (5-15 per group). Meal suggestions: Hamburgers, pizza, pasta, sandwiches, fresh fruit and vegetables.

Teach a Class: Lend your expertise to parents and youth. Previous classes have included personal finance, home maintenance, preparing healthy meals, art activities to do with children, scrapbooking, and journaling. We also welcome you to pitch your own idea. Groups run at various times both day and evening throughout the week.

Graduation Party Sponsors: Perhaps you enjoy a party? Providing a meal, cake, gifts, speaker, or music in celebration of program graduates’ accomplishments allows you to meet and show recognition to the clients who have worked so hard to improve their lives and complete the programs.

Holiday Party Sponsors: Help make the holidays special for a group by providing a meal, snacks, party favors, music, or gifts for client parties on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanza, or Chanukah.

New Item Drive: We celebrate milestones met by our clients by congratulating them with a gift. You can participate by collecting new items for the following: program graduation gifts, first apartment starter kits, together again family reunification gifts, welcome baby baskets, and personal care kits. We also are in need of many items for use at the agency in our work with clients. See Donation Wish List for details.

Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays: Participate as an individual, family or group. You can bring hope to a family in need during the holiday season by providing gifts for each family member. Register by contacting Eric Honoroff to obtain the Adopt-a-Family Sponsor Registration Form. You will receive a wish list made by each individual to give you some ideas of what he or she wants or could use. Gifts need to be wrapped, labeled and dropped off at FamilyWise by a specified date in December.

Fundraising Events: Volunteer your assistance for special fundraising events, such as our Spring Benefit and Annual Charity Golf Classic. You may volunteer as an individual or as part of a church, work, or community group.

Holiday Activities: There are many ways that you can participate as an individual, family, or group during the holiday seasons. Opportunities include hosting a party, supporting a family with gifts, or providing a fun activity for a group of teen mothers.

 

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