Number of Volunteers in 2012 – 1115
Total Hours Volunteered in 2012 – 8579
Independent Sector 2012 – Value of Volunteer Hours $22.14 x 8579 = $189,939.06
Enrichment Volunteers facilitate & assist day program
Skills & Requirements
- Availability of at least 2 hours, Monday through Thursday
- Volunteer application & recent TB test.
- A smile & willingness to share time with residents!
Golf & Tennis Annual Fundraiser
Skill sets needed: Knowledge of golf or tennis
Annual Family Fun Day Fundraiser
Skill sets needed: Willingness to help as needed (games, food tent, clean up, etc.)
Annual Dinner Fundraiser
Skill sets needed: Sell raffle tickets, cook books & ornaments
Annual Resident Talent Show
Skill sets needed: TBD
Miracle League Softball
Skill sets needed: Monday evening softball league June – August
Annual Resident Christmas Party
Skill sets needed: TBD
Home Maintenance Volunteers are on call & respond to home manager requests for minor repairs
Skills & requirements: Ability to complete minor repairs contact the facilities manager with work beyond their ability or availability.
Seasonal Yard Maintenance Volunteers
Skills & requirements: Ability to weed & rake leaves as needed
Spring & Fall Yard Clean Up Volunteers
Skills & requirements: Ability to rake, trim shrubs & low tree branches, clean gutters, wash windows & patio furniture
Special Projects include Eagle Scouts & skilled corporate groups
Skills & requirements: Volunteer skills are carefully matched with appropriate projects
Home Monitors are assigned a home to monitor with unannounced visits. On each visit, the volunteers use a specific list to evaluate various aspects of the home, including: cleanliness, safety, resident activities, etc.
Skills & requirements: Ability to travel to and visit a home 6 times a year and complete required documentation, following an orientation with the home monitor coordinator. Volunteers may not monitor a home where a relative or friend, lives or works.
Clerical Support Volunteers file, enter data, answer phones & help on special projects
Skills & requirements: Ability to perform any or all of the above tasks
Mailing Volunteers fold, stuff, label & stamp all mailed event invitations, etc.
Skills & requirements: Requires attention to detail
Technology & Social Media Support Volunteers
Skills & requirements: General background & knowledge in these areas (often project specific)
Pantry Volunteers Stocking, shelving and organizing goods, picking up donated goods, filling orders
Skills & requirements: Ability to lift boxes of canned goods & organize goods on shelves. Ability to fill orders.
Pantry Delivery Volunteers deliver to homes the orders filled by pantry volunteers
Skills & requirements: Ability to drive, carry bags of groceries to & from vehicle. Volunteers must have insured vehicle to drive.
Resident Relationship Volunteers offer companionship, often teaching or sharing a special talent or interest, with an individual resident or all residents of a specific home. Resident-volunteer relationships develop while enjoying time together. Volunteer visits may include doing crafts, art projects, puzzles, playing games, cooking, playing wii, enjoying sports, planting an herb garden, playing musical instrument or sharing a love of cars
Skills & requirements: A willingness to share companionship at mutually agreed upon times with residents. Application & TB test.
Spiritual Development Volunteers share their faith with basic Christian messages using various formats including: books, music, crafts, songs and object lessons. Specific scheduling is based on individual volunteer and home schedules.
Skills & requirements: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with Christian Ministry. Experience with diverse populations. Application & TB test.
Angels’ Place Volunteer Program
Volunteers are integral to operations at Angels’ Place & provide a network of resources to Angels’ Place residents!
We embrace the diversity of volunteers that share time with us. We believe that each has unique gifts to share and we carefully match volunteers to the needs at Angels’ Place. Relatively large projects can often be broken down in order to engage an adult with technical skills & experience, as well as to focus the energy of an especially young group.
Fall Yard Clean Up in late October or early November at a home may look something like this:
- Wednesday 3:30-5:30 (volunteers-scout troop of 10 year olds & their leader) leaf raking & decorating pumpkins with residents
- Friday 9:00-3:00-(volunteers-Kelly Services-returning hardworking/skilled corporate group)clean gutters, trim shrubs & small trees, caulking or touch up exterior painted trim on the home, wash windows, more leaf raking
- Two weeks later(volunteer-2 or 3 high school students in need of service hours) more leaf raking, sweep out garage
We respect the commitment & value the time that volunteers share.
- Volunteers in action are frequently highlighted in photos & articles, in newsletters & social media
- Volunteers are nominated for outside awards from state of Michigan & other agencies
- Volunteers are supported with letters of recommendation when applying to college, Peace Corp, employment, etc.