The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Family Promise of Warren Co., Inc.Family Promise of Warren Co., Inc.
In response to the family homelessness crisis, Family Promise of Warren County and the Interfaith Hospitality Network brings the faith community, volunteers from the community at large and community and civic groups together to help families regain t... Read more
In response to the family homelessness crisis, Family Promise of Warren County and the Interfaith Hospitality Network brings the faith community, volunteers from the community at large and community and civic groups together to help families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. While IHN is a partnership of congregations and volunteers within a community helping families who are facing homelessness, it is not a faith based organization but rather a registered 501[c]]3] private nonprofit agency. The program offers an opportunity for volunteers to reduce homelessness and transform lives.
We are not a faith based organization, rather a 501[c] private non profit
During the hosting period, volunteers work in several shifts over the course of a week to feed and assist the guest families. Prospective volunteers must attend a FPWC/IHN volunteer orientation presented by an agency representative or designated and trained volunteer. Boundary and judgment issues are reviewed at the orientation as well as an introduction to the mechanics of the program. Volunteers provide various services such as cooking and serving meals, playing with children and helping them with homework, or interacting with guests with respect and compassion. Guest families are hosted in Saint John Hall. Below is a typical shift schedule and list of activities performed during the hosting week. Two to four volunteers are needed for each shift.
Our most urgent need at this time is for secretarial