Volunteer

Board Members: Our Board Members govern Philippians Place.  They follow the Bylaws that have been developed, and oversee all aspects of Philippians Place, which includes: organizational planning, ensure adequate resources (fundraising), manage resources effectively, determine and monitor programs and services, and enhance public relations. The Board is the foundation and leadership of any non-profit; it conducts the business aspect of our non-profit.  The Board will have a designated Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary that will serve a designated term.  Since we are just beginning, our Board should have at least seven members; as we grow, our Board membership will grow.   Our Board started off meeting weekly, but now we are meeting every other week; once our programs and committees are established and functioning, we will eventually meet monthly, then yearly. Committee Members: There will be four different committees within Philippians Place to start with: Finance Committee, Operations Committee, Fund Development Committee, and Program Planning Committee.  Each committee should have a minimum of five members.    Each committee should have a minimum of five members.  They will meet as needed to develop and designate tasks/responsibilities.  Each committee will have a designated director, and will report to a specific Board member.   Each committee director will provide a report to the Board of Directors monthly or as required by the Board. The Finance Committee will: oversee annual budget development, monitor monthly finance reports and investments, educate board on financial matters, tax reporting, and review financial oversight and investment policies.  The Finance Committee will be lead by the Director of Finance and will report to the Treasurer. The Operations Committee will: ensure regulatory compliance, monitor internal controls, maintain meeting minutes and corporate documents, facilitate annual financial audit, and review & document: conflict of interest, external communications, records retention, risk management, and whistleblower policies. The Operations Committee will be lead by the Director of Operations, and will report to the Secretary. The Fund Development Committee will: develop resource plan and marketing message, develop fundraising goals, complete Fund Development Plan, provide fundraising training, identify major donors and develop profiles, organize and complete fundraisers.  The Fund Development Committee will be lead by the Director of Fund Development, and will report to the Treasurer and Vice Chair. The Program Planning Committee will: oversee strategic planning process and implementation, monitor & revise program development, review Vision/Impact statement, structure & monitor volunteer service, implement program, and inform & educate the community through social media. The Development Committee will be lead by the Program Director and will report to the Executive Director and Chair. Client Administrators: 
  • Meet or communicate weekly with Mentor prior to meeting with client.
  • With input from Mentor, determine and document weekly goals and schedule; make copies for Mentor and Client.
  • Meet with Client individually or together with Mentor to review and document progress of goals.
  • Assist Mentor in setting up other volunteers for Client to work with and/or communicate volunteer needs to Program Director.
  • Provide weekly Client Update to Program Director.
Mentors:
  • Provide Christian support and guidance.
  • Meet with Client to “do life” together at least once a week.
  • Assist Client if needed in getting tasks completed.
  • Set up other volunteers for Client to work with and/or communicate volunteer needs to Client Administrator.
  • Meet or communicate weekly with Client Administrator.
  • Assist Client Administrator in determining weekly goals.
  • Assist Client Administrator and Client in setting up a weekly schedule.
Program Instructors: Our clients will be required to go through different programs based on their needs.  Our program instructors will provide one-on-one instruction and/or group instruction with our clients.  Some possible programs for our clients include: Financial Management/Budgeting, Spiritual/Family/Individual Counseling, Parenting, Life Skills, Literacy, Holistic Health, Job Training, and Resume’/Dress for success.  As we grow, we will add other programs as needed.  At this time, we are looking for volunteers who have the following expertise:
  • Finances/Budgeting
  • Career Management
  • Family Counseling
  • Counseling/mental health
  • Teaching/tutoring
  • Bible Study
  • Life Skills training
  • Nutrition/personal training
  • Computer technology training
Experienced Tradesmen: Our clients who do not have a job/career will be required to learn different trades by shadowing/interning with experienced tradesmen.  We want to stop the cycle of homelessness; therefore it is important to teach new trade skills to our clients.  We want our clients to experience various trades so they can determine a trade that they are suited.  These tradesmen must be willing to take the time to teach and work with our clients.
  • Experienced Tradesmen include (but are not limited to):
  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Yard maintenance/landscaper
  • HVAC
  • General contractor
  • Carpenter
  • Flooring specialist
  • Painter
  • Any other professional who is willing to teach their skill/trade.
Want to Volunteer? Please fill out the Philippians Place Volunteer Application and let us know how you want to help! Be sure to complete the entire form and send it to: Philippians Place P.O. Box 234 Jacksonville, NC 28541 To learn more, Contact Us!