Needs from: Allegan County United Way

Volunteer: Truck Owners for Food Rotation

Two individuals who own a truck are needed to pick up food on a rotation basis in Allegan on Friday mornings

Agency: Love in the Name of Christ of Northwest Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49450
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Child Care

Volunteers are needed with child care gifts for the child care program at Life Skills Tuesday mornings 8:50-11:10 AM

Agency: Love in the Name of Christ of Northwest Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49450
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Office Cleaning

Volunteers are needed to clean our offices M-W-T-F

Agency: Love in the Name of Christ of Northwest Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49450
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Data Entry

If you enjoy working on the computer, this is the job for you! We need a volunteer to enter data for 2-3 hours on Monday mornings.

Agency: Love in the Name of Christ of Northwest Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49450
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Mentor

One hour on Tuesday mornings from 10-11 AM

Agency: Love in the Name of Christ of Northwest Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49450
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Client Intake/Follow-Up

We are in need of a volunteer to assist in the client intake process (including data entry) as well as in the completion and entry of follow-up client assessments. The volunteer would be required to contact clients and potential clients to assist them with the completion of intake forms as well as follow-up assessments then ensure the responses are entered correctly into our data tracking system.

Volunteers must pass a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement.

Agency: Bridges of Hope, Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49080
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Encourager

Encouragers mentor participants of Staying Ahead, providing support and, sometimes, direction as the individuals continue down the path to self-sufficiency and stability. A listening ear and a gentle, guiding hand greatly encourage the individuals and help them improve the 11 resource areas of their lives. Encouragers may attend monthly Staying Ahead meetings, or volunteer a few hours a year. They may work with one graduate or several.

Volunteers must pass a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement.

Agency: Bridges of Hope, Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49080
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Housing Advocate

We are in need of a volunteer to assist with out Housing Help Program, which seeks to help low-income individuals overcome barriers to obtaining housing by connecting them to community resources. Volunteers for this program may attend Continuum of Care and Homeless Solutions meetings in Allegan each month then update Bridges of Hope staff as needed. They may also contact housing facilities and other agencies about clients credit problems, criminal background restrictions, rental restrictions, etc.

Volunteers must pass a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement.

Agency: Bridges of Hope, Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49010
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Committee Members

We are in need of volunteers for our committees, which aid in the organization and facilitation of our programs and behind-the-scenes responsibilities.

The Finance Committee is responsible for ensuring the corporate finances are being utilized, recorded, and reported effectively, efficiently, and according to regulations. The Program Development Committee is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating our programs, including Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead, Bridges out of Poverty, and the Housing Help Program. The Summer Enrichment Program Committee is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating our Summer Enrichment Program. The Outreach Committee is responsible for planning events and promoting our programs within the community, including opportunities for speaking, fundraising, and marketing. The Development and Recruitment Committee is responsible for forming and maintaining lists of potential board members as well as helping to ensure the board remains effective. It also coordinates and tracks volunteers and volunteer activities.

Volunteers must pass a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement (other documentation may be required, depending on committee). If you are interested in learning more or joining one of these committees, please contact us today!

Agency: Bridges of Hope, Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49080
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Member of Board of Directors

We are currently searching for volunteers to join our friendly and professional Board of Directors. With our mission in mind, members of the Board of Directors assist in the direction and oversight of the organization. This includes developing strategic plans, reviewing and approving budgets/financial statements, volunteering on committees, acting on reports and recommendations, and more. Board members are also expected to serve as advocates of the organization within the community, maintain the confidentiality of information gained, and avoid/express conflicts of interest.

Agency: Bridges of Hope, Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49080
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Food Preparer

During our workshops and activities, we offer a meal to participants. We are in need of volunteers to purchase ingredients and prepare meals (off-site as we have no kitchen available). We welcome an on-going commitment or can add you to an as-needed list for occasional meal preparation. The number of individuals varies based on the activity but typically falls between 10 and 30 (more information would be available for each event).

Volunteers must be willing to donate their time and ingredients (certain ingredients are sometimes available through our office).

Agency: Bridges of Hope, Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49080
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Workshop Facilitator

Workshop Facilitators utilize training to direct participants through provided content during workshops. Volunteers would train to facilitate Getting Ahead or Bridges out of Poverty workshops. Both workshops offer a combination of education and dialogue.

Getting Ahead is a 13-session workshop designed to help adults living in poverty build their own path to a good-paying job, stable housing, and the ability to save for a rainy day. Participants are treated as the experts on their own lives, rather than expected to passively soak up information professionals deem as necessary for improvement.

Bridges out of Poverty is a one-day workshop offered to agencies, educators, community leaders, businesses and employers. The purpose of the seminar is to give community leaders from all sectors a new lens through which they can view themselves, their clients, and the community. They can then begin to make changes that incorporate ideas to improve relationships and outcomes.

Volunteers must pass a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement.

Agency: Bridges of Hope, Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49080
Allow Groups: No