Adopt A Cottage
Living Out Christ’s Character
This is a great opportunity for a group to “adopt” a cottage (1 of 6 on campus) and develop a relationship with that family by doing something with/for them monthly. This does not have to be a huge commitment. Examples of monthly activities might include: Ordering pizza for the family & having it delivered, cooking & dropping off a meal, asking how you can pray for them by name, providing movie or restaurant gift cards, reading to a child in the evening, helping clean the house, and so on.
Frequently Asked Volunteering Questions
Relative to volunteering, the questions we typically get asked are below. If you have a question that is not listed here, please email us here.
Opportunities to interact with children are very limited, for a variety of reasons. Under state law, a full background check is required before a volunteer can have contact with children. Even if a background check is completed, we place the interests of the child above all else. Not every child will welcome a volunteer’s efforts, no matter how well-meant. In addition, there often are privacy and confidentiality issues, which will vary from child to child.
There is no age limit, although we ask that teenagers be accompanied by a lead volunteer if they volunteer in groups at all times. Opportunities for those age 12 and under are limited to activities identified as “family friendly.”
No. We welcome volunteers who can coordinate drives aimed at fulfilling one of the items on our campus Needs List. These can be conducted anywhere at any time by any individuals, church group, business or organization. Just keep the volunteer coordinator aware of your plans.
No, if that person is on probation or parole, or is referred for community services through the courts because of criminal activity, including as an alternative to incarceration.
Some volunteer activities will be identified as “family friendly” and children are welcome. Other activities may not be appropriate for children under the age of 14. When in doubt, check with the volunteer coordinator. We do not provide child care for volunteers.
How Can I Get Involved?
The old saying many hands make light work is so true. There are so many ways you can get involved, and we need your hands!