Volunteer with PREPARES
PREPARES Bags – Volunteer to collect and distribute donated items for children, from age 0 to 5, such as diapers, clothing, toys and more.
Family Companion – Provide emotional support for a parent in their parish community. Volunteer commits to spend 1 hour a week with the mother/father or family they are mentoring to.
PREPARES Parish Coordinator – Volunteer as liaison between the parish volunteers and PREPARES staff. Recruit, support and communicate with volunteers and provide routine updates of community needs to parish leadership and PREPARES staff.
Training and support for volunteers at PREPARES
All direct volunteers need to attend a volunteer orientation to learn about PREPARES as well as receive important rules and information about working with families. In addition, PREPARES may provide supplemental trainings on various topics such as mentoring throughout the year. Our staff members are available to answer any questions volunteers may have.