Individual volunteers provide invaluable service and support to FBCH by donating their time and talents. Some volunteers work in office and group settings on our campuses, while others receive additional training and work directly with the children.
What types of opportunities are there for volunteers working on-location?
- Physical Recreation – Do you have a desire to help children and youth grow physically? Help plan, coordinate and lead recreational activities or events on campus. For example, teach or assist in areas such as swimming, martial arts or other specific physical activities in which you may be skilled.
- Extracurricular Activities – Do you have a talent or skill in the arts? Help provide music lessons, lead arts and crafts, offer photography lessons, teach creative writing or help lead other various extracurricular art activities.
- Spiritual Enrichment – Do you believe the Lord is impressing upon your heart to provide spiritual enrichment to our children? Lead Bible studies, devotions, prayers and other spiritual activities for children and teens.
- Education – Do you have a gift for teaching? Help provide tutoring to children and teens who are in need of additional help in school work, mentor youth in vocational skills or teach an independent living skills class.
- Professional Skills – Do you have professional skills that can be used in ministry? Assist with clerical needs or help with maintenance needs if you are an electrician, plumber or carpenter.
What types of opportunities are there for volunteers who want to receive additional training to work one-on-one with children? Volunteers working individually with children must provide references and a full background screening (at volunteer’s expense).
- Babysitting – Do you like to babysit? Help give foster care parents or house parents a night out by filling in as a babysitter.
- Job Coach – Do you have an interest in providing vocational skills? Work with an individual child to teach and encourage skills on campus jobs or to prepare for him or her for a job in the community.
- Mentor – Do you feel led to have special relationship that is encouraging and supportive to a child or teen? Spend quality one-on-one time with an assigned child or teen to encourage, guide and model a Christian lifestyle.
- Transport volunteer – Can you assist in the area of transportation? Volunteer to drive children to appointments, extracurricular events, home visits, etc.
- Visiting sponsor – Are you interested in building a special relationship with a child in need? Spend one-on-one quality time with an assigned child to encourage, guide and model a Christian life. This may include weekend visits and holidays.