Volunteering can help to change the lives of the families we serve.
There are various volunteer opportunities at Family Promise of Warren County. One of our biggest needs is to assist the host and support congregations with their hosting schedules. Many of our involved congregations are very small. Our Floater List of folks who may not belong to the host church but can help out is of great benefit. These volunteer opportunities could involve serving meals, playing board games, helping with homework, or just being there providing hospitality. The office could use volunteers for filing, answering phones, assembling case records, doing a supply drive, organizing fundraising events, and the list goes on and on. We have to be a jack of all trades, so there are certainly opportunities.
The amount of time spent volunteering can vary but often is just a few hours if one is assisting the host coordinators with their week with our guests. Of course, it depends on the type of volunteering as things like resume building, assisting with housing searches, and budgeting can involve a longer time commitment.
Family Promise of Warren County wants every volunteer to feel comfortable, so we provide an orientation and tour of our Day Center and will be sure to provide an understanding of the rotational nature of the shelter program.
"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.
We organize more than 2,000 bednights and 6,000 meals annually. Volunteers provide nutritious meals for our guests who are currently without homes. They provide a listening ear when they take the time to sit and talk with guests. The connections that both volunteers and our guests make is valuable and helps to encourage and strengthen them as they prepare to transition into new housing.
Tell us how you can help us by filling the form below. Once we receive your information, we will be in touch with you.
“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.