We Care Team Volunteers

 

 

 

 

If you are a volunteer and would like to report your hours please click here.

If you are looking to become a volunteer please click here.

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Our professional staff members work alongside our local churches, volunteers, and family members to make up our We Care Team. By working together to help our neighbors in need we strengthen the fabric of our communities.

How We Do That:                                                                        

We start by making sure that our clients have adequate food, housing, and are safe. We then support them by getting them to their doctor’s appointment or to grocery store, helping with housekeeping, laundry or snow shoveling. We understand that old adage, “People don’t care what you know, until they know you care.” So we start by meeting them where they are at and helping them there

Every person matters and so we work to make meaningful connections with every person we serve. It’s about learning each others stories and finding common points where we can connect.

Making a Difference:

Our volunteers tell us they love to do what they do–help people! They know they are making a difference in the lives of others, yet they are the ones who feel blessed. We are most grateful for each and every volunteer who shares their time, talents and treasure with Faith in Action!

As a member of our We Care Team there are many opportunities to make a difference through direct service. We need volunteers to:

  • Transport people to medical appointments
  • Help with homemaking–light housekeeping, grocery shopping, vacuuming
  • Provide chore services–yard work, snow shoveling, doing minor repairs, building wheelchair ramps
  • Companionship–calling, visiting
  • Respite–helping family caregivers by visiting with their loved one while they take a break

we-care-team-7Whatever your gift or talent is, there is a place for you to serve at Faith in Action!

Structure:

As with all good things, we follow some structural elements:

  • All ongoing volunteers must go through an orientation with our Volunteer Coordinators
  • We screen and check references, as well as complete background checks on all volunteers
  • All We Care Team members must follow policies and procedures on confidentiality and data privacy
  • Volunteers report their hours on a monthly basis so they can be recorded for reporting purposes
  • Training for volunteers on topics such as boundaries, safety, communication, 3 Story Living and reminiscing are provided and occasionally required
  • Short term workshops and Bible studies will be available in the future for volunteers as well