Volunteering can help to change the lives of the families we serve.
There are various volunteer opportunities at Family Promise of Warren County (FPWC). Before the pandemic, one of our biggest volunteer needs was assisting the host and support congregations with the shelter hosting schedules. Since the pandemic, our rotational shelter program has been on hiatus, and therefore our volunteer opportunities have changed a bit. Currently, our need is for volunteers to assist with answering phones, screening calls for assistance, assembling case records, doing office supply drives, and especially organizing fundraising events. In 2021 we helped 80 people (31 families) with homeless prevention, keeping them safe and housed. We served 86 people (33 families) with rapid rehousing, moving them to secure, stable and affordable housing. In addition to rental assistance, these families received
wrap-around services and case management for up to a year to help them stay together, safe and housed. The call for housing services is great, and the County needs a shelter for folks not yet ready or not eligible for the prevention or re-housing services mentioned.
Given our restricted resources, we challenge other entities to boast the same levels of assistance and success that we provide to the most vulnerable folks in our communities. FPWC is self-supporting, and we must raise our own funds for all operational expenses.
Volunteers to assist FPWC with the development of significant fundraising events would be most helpful.Nonprofit fundraising allows our organization to fund its mission, pay overhead costs, develop educational programs, and make improvements that will benefit future clients who utilize our services. No matter how big or small a nonprofit is, fundraising is an essential component to our business model.
Along with enriching our community, fundraising helps nonprofits like FPWC expand our reach. By raising funds, we can better meet our insurance, utility, workers’ compensation, bookkeeping, audits and other essential operational expenses. And additional funds will allow us to invest in new programs, resources, and people, accept more volunteers and reach residents in need of support. We have big goals for our nonprofit programs; a fundraising campaign is a great way to support and assist those in need.
Also, another volunteer opportunity is for volunteers to spearhead efforts for the much-needed development of and funds for a static site shelter program in Warren County. This is very different than the rotational shelter model that we utilized pre-pandemic and will require more resources. To see some of what is involved in developing a licensed shelter see information on NJ Shelter Regulations at: https://business.nj.gov/license/homeless-shelter .
If you can help, please call the office at 908-453-2194 and ask for Rachel or Bob. You may also contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support!
"Volunteering is a rewarding experience, and our volunteers are critical to our vision"
The vision of Family Promise of Warren County is a community, and a country, in which every family and individual has a home, a job, and the opportunity to build a better future.
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time;
they just have the heart. ~Elizabeth Andrew
A word from our Volunteers:
Family Promise is an amazing agency. Being involved as a volunteer in the shelter program is great. Everyone jumps right in to help our Warren County neighbors. As they say, it is a program serving others in our own backyards.
OXFORD STREET BUILDERS' CLUB
Thank you for all you do to make our community better! We know the great impact you have on our community and their families. Thank you!
Sister M. Michaelita Popovice
CATHOLIC CHARITIES, DIOCESE OF METUCHEN
“I have been a witness from its earliest stages, the phenomenal growth of Family Promise in Warren County. I believe through the commitment and persistence of the Executive Director there is a successful program for individuals and families to become self- sufficient.“
If you have ever thought you would like to give back and help in some way but don’t know how you could do that, the answer is to get involved with Family Promise. There was a time when I questioned what did I have to offer; after all, I only have a high school education. There are so many places you can offer your gifts, and Family Promise is on the top of the list. To help a family get “back on their feet,” to provide a stable environment for their children and once again become productive in society has more rewards to that family, and to you, than you can imagine. To anyone reading this, step out of your comfort zone and help your fellow man, volunteer, and get your friends/church to volunteer. You will never be sorry you are associated with Family Promise of Warren County.