Volunteer

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The volunteer program at Greenwood Pathway House exists to help you make a real difference in your community. Our volunteers are an integral part of our ministry as they share their God-given talents to help our clients. Their compassion radiates through our campus as they provide a nourishing meal, an act of kindness, sometimes just a warm smile and a handshake.

Volunteer Opportunities:

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Provide Meals

  • Provide a meal
  • Bring a frozen meal for later
  • Donate food items
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Collect Ministry Needs

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Work in the Thrift Store

  • Receiving Donations
  • Processing Donations
  • Stocking Shelves
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Work with Clients

  • Transporting clients to appointments
  • Work in the Dining Facility
  • Teaching basic skills
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Group Meals & Drives

We always need groups willing to serve a meal to Pathway House residents or organize a ministry needs drive. This is a low-commitment way to get to know our staff, our residents, and our community. We like to recommend that folks start here!

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Volunteer Requirements

There are three levels of volunteers that work on the Pathway House campus:

Indirect-Service Volunteers

Indirect-Service Volunteer refers to any person that does not work directly with clients. This volunteer typically operates with staff supervision, in a public setting, with limited if any interaction with clients. Indirect-Service Volunteers might prepare a meal or work in the thrift store.

Indirect-Service Volunteers are required to:

  1. be at least 18 years old.
  2. be at least 12 years old while working with an adult chaperone.
  3. contact the Resource Coordinator to volunteer with the ministry.
  4. contact the Thrift Store Manager to volunteer in the thrift store.

Direct-Service Volunteers

Direct-Service Volunteer refers to any person working directly with clients. This volunteer is likely to have direct and unsupervised interactions with clients and families, including children. Direct-Service Volunteers might work in the dining facility or transport clients to and from appointments.

Direct-Service Volunteers are required to:

  1. be at least 21 years old.
  2. complete a volunteer application - Download a Volunteer Application
  3. authorize a SLED background check with results acceptable to GPH.
  4. complete a two-hour volunteer orientation.
  5. complete three hours of on-the-job training.

Disciple-Making Volunteers

Disciple-Making Volunteers refers to those working to enhance the spiritual growth of clients. This volunteer will have direct and unsupervised interaction with clients and families, perhaps including children, while helping them move toward spiritual maturity. Disciple-Making volunteers might lead a Bible study or be a Life Coach.

Disciple-Making Volunteers are required to:

  1. be at least 21 years old.
  2. complete a volunteer application - Download a Volunteer Application
  3. provide a reference from a pastor or church leader.
  4. agree with and sign our Statement of Faith.
  5. provide a copy of any relevant certifications.
  6. authorize a SLED background check with results acceptable to GPH.
  7. complete a two-hour volunteer orientation.
  8. complete three staff-evaluated sessions with clients, unless pre-approved by a GPH Leadership Team member.

 

Get Started

Rebekah is our Resource Coordinator and she would be delighted to talk to you about volunteer opportunities at the Pathway House. Give her a call at (864) 223-4460 or contact her by filling out the form below: