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Mentor

What: 

  • Work individually with one client at a time (mothers and fathers). Serve as a support person and friend to one client.  
  • Have fun with activities such as cooking a meal together, taking your client to an appointment, or going to the park. 
  • Some transportation assistance may be required.

Time commitment: One year, with weekly contact.

Training: Training and support for mentors will be provided.  Mentors need to attend a six session training prior to client contact.  

All mentors must complete the TCAPS volunteer screening, including a fingerprinting. ​


Baby Pantry Assistant

What: 

  • Maintain the pantry  including washing, folding and sorting clothing. Solicit gently used items.
  • There is no client contact with this position. 

Time commitment: you can be available on your own schedule and spend as much time as you want. 

Training: No formal training is required

Volunteer Opportunities

What: 

  • Resource guides in specific areas, such as  financial literacy coaches, tutors, etc. 
  • Assistance with college applications and financial aid applications. Parenting education, either a one-time class or series. 
  • Life skills or enrichment classes that meet just once or a few times, such as cooking, yoga, music with babies.


Training: May be required, based on what the volunteer is doing. 

Services and Special Events Volunteers

What: 

  • Party planners for special occasions such as Mother’s Day, Winter Holidays and Halloween.  
  • Services such as photography, fundraising, grant writing are needed.    


Training: may  be required, based on what the volunteer is doing. 

Childcare

What: Weekly groups with childcare are offered to program clients. 

Training: A short training will be provided, depending on the volunteer’s experience and background. TCAPS volunteer screening, including a fingerprinting are required.

If you have an idea for involvement or a service you’d like to offer, please contact Marjie Rich, Program Director, at 231-360-0053 or info@generationsahead.org.  

Interested in volunteering?