Volunteering can be a fun, exciting new adventure both rewarding to you and to Gerard Place.
But you may have a couple questions before you begin…
Volunteering builds on the strength of our community. It is a great opportunity for all involved to share new experiences together.
Some examples of why people volunteer:
These tips will help to make sure that you have an enjoyable experience during your volunteer work.
Gerard Place is always looking for warm and caring individuals to lend a hand to residents with childcare, High School Equivalency classes, life skill classes, job readiness training, and computer training.
We also need volunteers to help at our annual events: Spring Fundraiser, Health Fair, Summer Carnival and Annual Reception.
Other ideas to help our families: cook a holiday meal, start a collection drive, organize an apartment make-over, bake treats for our families, help out with light gardening/outdoor tasks, designate a Friday Jeans Day, sponsor a field trip, sponsor our Mom’s Book Club and organize our storeroom. These initiatives could be perfect for a group effort.
Regular scheduled volunteers will be required to read and sign our volunteer handbook. There will be additional information at the time you volunteer.