Volunteering

Why Volunteer? 

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.  ~Erma Bombeck

The great thing about becoming a volunteer for the Helping Hands Network, is it is not a set time or set commitment. 

How it works:

When a need request is made, there will be an all call that goes out to the volunteers for the need area identified. IF a volunteer has the time in their schedule to complete the request, they let the network know and arrangements are made between that volunteer and the one who made the request. You may go months without ever accepting a request as life has it busy seasons. The time commitment required is an hour, for orientation to become an active volunteer and be placed on the all call list. 

You can become a volunteer in 3 easy steps:

1. Complete the volunteer form (click here)
2. Complete volunteer Orientation and Safety Training
3. Answer the all call when ever you are available.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: below is a list of the roles and responsibilities our volunteers will have to adhere to.
Roles

Auto Repair

·         Work with the Automotive Coordinator

·         Advise on automotive repair or maintenance request

·         Assist with automotive repair or maintenance request

·         Complete automotive or maintenance request.

·         Be willing to help diagnose and repair automotive issues.

·         Ensure all required tools needed to complete the request are available

Yard Maintenance

·         Work with the Yard Maintenance Coordinator

·         Advise on yard maintenance request

·         Assist with yard maintenance request

·         Complete yard maintenance request

·         Ensure that needed tools for yard maintenance request are available

 Responsibilities:

·         Be reliable and punctual

·         Be trustworthy

·         Respect confidentiality

·         Respect the rights of people you work with

·         Have a non-judgmental approach

·         Carry out the specified job description

·         If you borrow tools

·         Give feedback (i.e. participate in evaluations when asked)

·         Be accountable and accept feedback

·         Only accept job request that are within your level of comfort and expertise

·         Avoid overextending yourself

·         Acknowledge decisions made by the staff or the organization

·         Address areas of conflict with the appropriate staff member or Volunteers/Members coordinator

·         Undertake training

·         Ask for support when it is needed

·         Stay safe on the job; for example, make sure that you are never alone with a client



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