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Hope for Single Moms

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Hope for Single Moms is looking for visionaries, who want to move the organization forward by serving on our advisory board. Help us change the world for single mom families. First in West Michigan and then...!

Are you a mom? Do you remember feeling isolated and all alone when they were little? Now imagine doing it all alone...and worrying about making ends meet! Nearly half of single mom families live in poverty because these women are working minimum-wage jobs. Without assistance, there is no hope for the future. Hope for Single Moms moves single mom families from poverty to prosperity by helping single moms get a career education. We remove the two greatest barriers they have -- living and daycare expenses. We also provide much needed encouragement and parenting advice with a mentor.

Affordable housing is a challenge in West Michigan. Join us and be on the frontlines of changing that. HSM is in the exploratory and brainstorming phase to construct tiny houses for our clients. We are also pursuing the possibility of providing a cleaning service business providing full-time and part-time work for our clients. Got another idea? We're all ears! Join the excitement of making a lasting impact in West Michigan.

There are three two-hour meetings a year. Do you love children? Do you want to change the world? Do you have a desire to leave a legacy? Then, you've come to the right organization! Help us plan and then share the plan with family, friends and co-workers. Your enthusiasm will help instill a passion in others to help these families in need.

We offer our volunteers and donors a one-on-one experience with our families, similar to what you experience with a Compassion International child.

I look forward to how together, we may better serve single mom families.

More opportunities with Hope for Single Moms

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Hope for Single Moms

Location:

2130 BLUEBERRY DR NW, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49504, US

Mission Statement

Hope for Single Moms is changing the world for single mom families. Our Mission is to invite people in the community to walk alongside a single mom to decrease the loneliness and isolation she feels, to give her hope and encourage her as a student parent on her journey to becoming financially stable and having children who thrive. Nearly half of single moms work minimum-wage jobs and are unable to pay all the bills. Hope for Single Moms uses a "teach-a-woman-to-fish" approach. With a better paying job, single moms can provide well for their children. With better food, children will grow better physically and do well academically. Hope for Single Moms is 100% donor-funded and volunteer-staffed. That means single moms NEED YOU to invest your time and resources to help them go back to school. By doing so you fight poverty and childhood hunger in single mom families. You not only change the world for two generations, but society for countless generations to come.

Description

Our FREE career consultation not only gives single moms a career path and goal, but we assess whether she is ready to be successful at school, parenting and homework. We offer a network of support. Mentors and life assistance teams, academic tutors, babysitting and so much more. There are four pillars to our program. EDUCATION - A career education--college or trade. MENTORING - Academic (see our free career consultation), emotional, financial and spiritual. COMMUNITY - a single mom support group, community with other student parents, special events just for the moms, and family events. LIFE ASSISTANCE - This team serves as her second "family" and helps with the challenges life brings her way.

Community
Faith-Based
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • There are three board meetings a year lasting two hours each. However, we encourage you to be part of committees and help fundraise with friends and business contacts.
  • HSM does make decisions from a Christian worldview. We also require board members to donate or raise $1,000 per year.

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