The Carying Place relies on the efforts of compassionate people who volunteer their time and efforts to help change the lives of families in need. Each volunteer can positively impact a family who may need various assistance to learn the life-skills necessary to obtain financial stability and permanent self-sustaining housing.
Volunteers are the key to The Carying Place. There are many volunteer positions and each requires a different degree of commitment and training.
If you would like more information on how you can volunteer your time and talents in any of the areas listed below, please contact us at (919) 462-1800 or email@example.com.
Our Wish List currently highlights some other services that we need assistance with, like painting and yard work.
Additional opportunities for volunteering are below.
Support Partners: The team of three or four volunteers who provide direct support to a family at the Thursday evening weekly counseling session covering budgeting; time, debt and home management; goal setting and attainment; and any other life-skills that become apparent. This team aids the family in developing and realizing their plan for “self-sufficiency.” Special training is supplied either before beginning with a family or On the Job Training is provided with oversight by Staff. New volunteers will always be paired with experienced team members. “No one goes it alone.” Support Partner must complete the information session training.
Caring Sponsors: Individuals, or husband and wife teams who provide on-going personal and emotional support to the family. Caring sponsors are in contact with the family once a week ─by phone, visit or perhaps some special activity. Caring sponsors must also complete the same training as Support Partners.
Selection Committee: Two members of the selection committee and a staff member interview, perform background checks, and make the “accept” or “not accept” decision on applicants to the program. A two-hour training session is required. Selection Committee members serve as needed.
Children’s Program: Persons who, under the supervision of our Children’s Program Coordinator, provide care and activities for the children of families and volunteers during the Thursday evening weekly session. Volunteers may bring their own children.
Meal Coordinator: The person who schedules meals served at weekly Thursday evening sessions.
Meal Providers: Coordinators from area groups who provide meals 3-5 times a year for the Thursday session.
Furniture and Family Moving Helpers: Persons with (or without) a pickup truck available on short notice to pickup donations or furniture and to assist families moving into our leased housing when they begin with us and into their own housing when they leave us.
Auto Repair: Persons who are willing, available, and able to diagnose and make repairs for car problems that our families encounter.
Housing Maintenance: Persons with skills to do minor repairs on our leased housing or to furniture that is donated.
Professional Services/Office Administration: Often our families may need services such as legal, medical, dental, eye care, counseling, etc. Help is needed as office coverage, database management/entry and other administrative tasks.
Office and administrative: Help is needed as office coverage, database management/entry and other administrative tasks.
Note: It is a violation of policy for a volunteer to offer or provide any form of financial support to families. In-kind support (such as clothing furnishings) should be discussed with program staff before offered.