Unscreened Opportunities for Groups & Individuals
Unscreened volunteers are able to volunteer immediately to opportunities once the volunteer application is filled out. Once the application is filled out, you will receive an email with a link to the sign up page with all current volunteer jobs. Below are other available options for unscreened volunteers.
1. Financial Support – Please consider supporting Christ’s Haven. Our children are almost completely dependent on the generosity of the community since we do not receive funding from the government. Monthly contributions add up and we appreciate your consideration of our organization when planning your annual budget.
2. In-Kind donations make a real impact. Contributions of good, services, and expertise are welcomed. We would love to hear your ideas!
3. Maximize your employer’s programs. Does your employer have a matching gift program, employee giving campaign, or Dollars for Doers Program (contributions for volunteer time)? We can help with paperwork or answer any questions you or your employer may have.
4. Create LOVE BOXES for the kids and teens in our care. These could be used for a child’s first night in care and throughout the year as a way to provide comfort, encouragement and support. This is a great activity for a group since the minimum commitment is 6-8 boxes (enough for an entire cottage). Contact us for more details!
5. Consider sponsoring one of our fundraising events. We have a Golf Tournament in the Spring and a Fashion Show in the Fall. Sponsors receive recognition through our website, social media platforms, event signage and more. This is a great way to reach new clients. Visit https://www.christshaven.org/events/ for more information.
6. Participate in our food pantry program. You can coordinate a food pantry drive and/or volunteer in our food pantry. Check our website for volunteer dates and a list of high priority items for your next food drive.
7. Participate in one of our community wide volunteer Work Days that take place in both the Fall and Spring. This involves a lot of yard work, landscaping etc. and is a great opportunity for families. This is a great opportunity for families and small groups. Registration required. Check our website for dates and more information.
8. Mini Work Days – Help with general landscape and campus projects that may include trimming, mowing, landscaping, raking, housekeeping/cleaning, and more. Additional projects may be available to meet the needs and skill sets of your group.
9. Consider donating your professional expertise or services – web design, graphic design, printing services, carpet cleaning, tree trimming, professional landscape or lawn maintenance service, and more. In kind donations of time and services are a blessing to our organization. We have an urgent need for adults to help mow (using our riding mowers) and bring weed eaters to help.
10. Host a gift card drive. Many of the kids that come into care have no more than a small bag with a few personal items. Allowing them the opportunity to shop for themselves provides a sense of dignity and pride. Donating gift cards to Walmart, Target, Academy, Kroger and Amazon can be used year-round to fulfill needs on campus.
11. Join us for a LifePath class (Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm). The Life Path Program at Christ’s Haven provides life skills training for the teens in our care. We invite you to share your real-world knowledge and expertise to motivate students and teach a class.
12. Donate and volunteer at our resale shop, Bearly Used, located at 301 N. Main Street, Keller. The proceeds from this shop are an important source of income for Christ’s Haven. Call them directly for more information at (817) 431-5718.
13. Prayer matters! Please ask us how you can pray for the children and families at Christ’s Haven.
Please call Summer Woods at 817-431-1544, ext. 1009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, or would like to know more about our unscreened opportunities. We look forward to partnering with you!
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!