The most important aspect of our efforts at Bridges of Hope, Allegan County, is our programs. They are the reason we exist!
Within each of our programs - Building the Bridge, Crossing the Bridge, and Discovering the Bridge - there are unique focus areas of development, implementation, and assessment,
Here are some specific needs for each program:
Building the Bridge:
- Coordinate food, transportation, or childcare, and be available to run errands as needed for supplies or stipends
- Investigate new partnerships for holding the workshops, meeting with contacts in other organizations to implement our programs. This could be other social service agencies, businesses, churches, etc.,
- Develop system for training Encouragers and Facilitators
- Data entry
- Contact participants at regular intervals after graduation to fill out a survey, for data collection (3 mo., 6 mo., yearly). This would involve phone calls and emails.
- Recruit Encouragers
Crossing the Bridge:
- Brainstorm ideas for bi-monthly meetings of program graduates, events or speakers
- Coordinate food
Discovering the Bridge:
- Initiate contact with places willing to host, set dates
- Promote the workshop
- Be a facilitator
- Coordinate box lunches
About BRIDGES OF HOPE ALL EGAN COUNTY
108 E GRANT ST, PLAINWELL, MI 49080, US
Our mission is to foster relationships with individuals desiring to move out of poverty by providing tools, support, education, and connections to community resources.
We seek to establish relationships that provide encouragement and support in setting and attaining goals, so that people in poverty can rise above their circumstances, becoming economically stable and contributing to a thriving community. Our workshop approach enables participants to reflect upon and assess both themselves and their circumstances, to learn new ways of thinking about their challenges, and to set goals. All of this takes place in a safe and supportive place where they are treated as experts on their own lives, rather than being expected to passively receive information and follow customary rules.
Both personal experience and data-based research show us that poverty is complex - it is not just about managing finances. Rather, Poverty is a lack of resources. Resources that can be mental, physical, emotional, social, cultural, or spiritual. They include things like trust, motivation, persistence, relationships, perspective, and resiliency. Access to these resources leads to walking away from poverty.
We'll work with your schedule.
108 E GRANTPLAINWELL, MI 49080
- Data Entry
- Program Management
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Quarterly meetings, phone calls, emails as needed. Estimate 10 hours/month
- Passion for helping individuals move away from poverty