The work of Joshua’s Place is accomplished through the dedicated work of more than 200 volunteers. Below are the areas and programs where you can plug in.
Food Co-Op – Families come to Joshua’s Place bi-weekly to receive about $50 in groceries. It’s a cooperative program that ask the participants to donate $4 each time they come and to be actively involved in a developmental programs we offer. We are open 5:00-7:30 every Wednesday and need greeters, stock room workers and coordinators (meet with and pray with participants).
Whiz Kids – Whiz Kids is a one-to-one reading literacy tutoring program. Each week of the school year an elementary age child meets with the same adult tutor for an hour. We need tutors that are available between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not need to be an educator or have experience tutoring. We provide all the training and materials you need to be a hero to your Whiz Kid.
PowerPacks – Every week of the school year we provide more than 250 bags of weekend food to children in the Kings School District alone! The bags at designated school districts are filled with food that is easily prepared and shelf stable. The packs are packed once a week and delivered to the respective schools by volunteers. We need people to receive the monthly bulk orders during the day, drivers for the different schools each week, and weekly help packing PowerPacks.
Celebration Place – Celebrate Recovery is a step-by-step recovery ministry. Adults attend one of three events we have each week. While the adults are learning how to overcome their hurts, hang ups and habits, their children are in Celebration Place. Celebration Place is age-appropriate curriculum for the children that attend Celebrate Recovery with their parents. We provide the resources and curriculum, you just bring your heart and hands.
Seasonal Programs & Projects – Throughout the year we have several project-oriented opportunities to volunteer. In May we have our Appreciation Banquet, in June/July we have Summer Camp in the Village, and in November we have our annual fund raising banquet and Neighborhood Thanksgiving Food drive.
Administrative/Graphics/Communications – We have a few key roles for volunteers skilled in organizational roles. These roles help us write newsletters, design promotional materials, fund raising, inventory management and plan large events.
If you’d like to learn more about the how and why we do our work, start by attending our monthly orientation. It takes an hour and you’ll be able to hear directly from our Executive Director about the history, motivation, direction, and programs we offer. At the end of the orientation there is an optional tour so you can see live some of the ministries that are housed at the Community Center.
If you are interested in volunteering at Joshua’s Place, please fill out the provided form and someone will contact you about our monthly orientation.