Host Site and Support Volunteers

VOLUNTEERS FROM ORGANIZATIONS AND  OF ALL FAITHS CHANGING LIVES

Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a bus ride to our Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.

HOST & SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS

Local houses of worship or organizations provide temporary overnight lodging in their buildings. A host team of volunteers may be involved with the following:

 

  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation or volunteer organization's building.

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms

MANAGEABLE COMMITMENT

  • Training is provided for all volunteer positions

  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • 24 Hour support for volunteers available from Family Promise of Cowlitz County

  • Each host organization hosts families for one week or two weeks (Host's choice) up to four times a year

  • Guests consist of no more than four families   (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all guests.

  • A Family Promise driver transports the families to and from the host facility if they don't have a vehicle.

  • Host volunteers transport their bedding and luggage to each new host location using a provided box truck.

We need your help! Can your faith group become a host or support congregation?

Find Out More About Becoming A Host or Support Congregation or Organization

Thanks for inquiring!

WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS! PLEASE JOIN US.