Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Administration Team (data entry, receptionists, filing, etc)
  • Assessment Team (interviewers, social workers, good listeners)
  • Bicycle Team (repairing bicycles)
  • Childcare (care for children)
  • Clothing Team (sort and organize clothing)
  • Devotions (leaders for both English and Spanish speaking groups)
  • Education (teachers, data entry, administrative help)
  • Financial Counseling (help guests with budgeting and basic financial planning - training provided)
  • Food Services Team (bag groceries, pick up and unload deliveries)
  • Guest Support Team (check in guests electronically)
  • Hospitality Team (greeters, refreshments)
  • Job Coaching (job coaches, job search support)
  • Jobs for Life (mentors, administrative help)
  • Prayer Team (pray with guests)

We also have group serving opportunities and one-time, give-it-a-try roles available.

Learning & Development

As a Healing Center volunteer you have access to exclusive Learning Opportunities that will help you become better equipped to serve our guest population.

BOUNDARIES 1 hour

Facilitated by The Vineyard Growth and Healing Team Boundaries are in place to protect you AND our guests. This course will discuss ways to serve our guests while creating and maintaining healthy boundaries.

KEYSTONE COURSE (required) 2 hours

Facilitated by Volunteer Program Manager, Adrienne Wiley. Keystone further explores what it means to serve at the Healing Center. We will unpack the organization’s Vision, Mission, and Values in a way that brings forward the heart of why we do what we do.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY 1 hour

Facilitated by Healing Center Education Coordinator, Tommy Clifton. As a Healing Center volunteer you are a part of a committed team. In this course, you will learn your role in the “Big Picture” and how you can help drive the Healing Center Mission forward.

UNDERSTANDING POVERTY 1.5 hours

Facilitated by Healing Center Executive Director, Monica Roberts. This powerful course will explore the difference between providing temporary material resources and the Healing Center’s Mission to empower people to meet their own long-term needs.

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Volunteer Prayer & Devotions

We are pleased to provide devotions for our volunteers Wednesday – Saturday, 8:35 – 8:50 AM. Devoting time to God and each other before we begin serving our guests is a great way to start the day. Volunteers often comment on how much this devotional time among friends ministers to them.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…” (Hebrews 10: 24-25)

Volunteer God Talk

God Talk is our online devotions group. Not everyone is able to join us for volunteer devotions but you do not have to miss out.

Take a look at our encouraging messages at Healing Center Volunteer God Talk on Facebook. The content is inspirational and it is a great way to connect with your Healing Center friends.

Volunteer God Talk

Age Guidelines for Volunteers

The following guidelines have been established in the interest of serving our guests with excellence as well as the concern for safety for all of our volunteers.

  • Ages 0-11 years: Not able to serve, but can have fun in the Kids Clubhouse!
  • Ages 12-15: May serve in food and clothing with their parent/guardian and must stay with them at all times. One parent/guardian for every 3 children 12-15 years old.
  • Ages 13+: May serve as a Student Leader in the Kids Clubhouse without their parent/guardian.
  • Ages 16+: May serve independently, but must transport themselves to and from the Healing Center; may not be dropped off/picked up. If unable to transport yourself, parent/guardian must be present in the building. If in a group of 5 or more, an adult must be present and serving with them.

Childcare

Parents, we have made a place for you and your children too. You're welcome to serve with us at the Healing Center and bring your children along.

The Kids Clubhouse is a safe place we've created just for children (0-5th grade) at the Healing Center. Childcare is provided free of charge to guests and volunteers while at the Center.