Volunteer Opportunities

* Fresh Start Assistant (FSA) – The Fresh Start Assistant would maintain and organize all hard copy files. The FSA would print, upload, download, scan and copy all organizational documents. The FSA would manage all incoming and outgoing communication via email, telephone and project management software. They would maintain contact lists, schedule and set up meetings and appointments, produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms, The FSA would take all meeting minutes, edit and share the minutes with all meeting attendees. They would post all call to action items from all meeting minutes and assign said tasks to the appropriate person via the project management software. They would purchase, at the expense of Fresh Start, all inventory, office and other supplies. They would plan, create google calendar events, invites and execute special events that Fresh Start hosts such as volunteer training. This includes purchasing refreshments, decorating, set up and tear down for each event. The FSA would print the sign in sheet and any other necessary correspondence for each event. They would attend collaborative community meetings such as the Homeless Coalition and Hand Up Collaborative meeting and collect relevant community resource information. They would research “special” resources for circumstances that we may not already have verifiable resources for. The FSA would record and track all relevant data, information and statistics especially in relation to key performance indicators (KPIs).  If you live and breath to organize, execute, achieve and assist, please contact Amber Taylor @ Amber.Taylor@compassionunited.us

Hosanna House, our women’s transitional home is looking for one or several volunteers to help out at the house. There is a need at this time for someone to be present at the home for 6 – 7 hours a day from approximately 1:00 – 8:00 PM Monday – Friday. You would be welcome to sign up for all of these hours or only a few…whatever fits your schedule. Duties would include:

  1. Helping the residents be accountable for daily and weekly chores
  2. Being available to new residents as they acclimate into the program
  3. Doing the weekly grocery shopping.
  4. Assisting in dinner preparations if needed.
  5. Assisting residents with computer work such as filling out job applications or emailing agency to obtain personal records, applying for GED or college classes and more.
  6. Driving residents to & from work, Dr. appointments, job interviews etc. All driving would be in the Montgomery County area.
  7. Drinking coffee, playing games, singing karaoke, crafting or any interactive fun thing you would like to do.

 

Hosanna House women need a structured, safe environment in order to grow into the women God intended them to be. Many of the residents have a hard time with structure and daily rhythms. They are often in survival or fight/flight mode and thinking through things like taking out the hamburger meat ahead of time, or doing a little bit of homework each night instead of pulling an all-nighter is often foreign to their thinking. Having a safe, calm, consistent friend to help prompt some of these ideas will go a long way toward helping them establish life long habits that will benefit them in many ways.

AND it’s FUN. The Hosanna House residents are brave, caring, women who just need someone to walk alongside them in this journey. That someone could be you?! Interested or have questions? Contact Terri Watt terri.watt@compassionunited.us 936-648-7715