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Volunteer Opportunities

"Volunteers are not paid -- not because they are worthless,

but because they are priceless"  Unknown

 

Volunteers are a critical component to Crossroads' operation and to those we serve. We depend on volunteers to perform a variety of functions, such as:

Board of Trustees

Crossroads Crisis Center is under the direction of a Board of Trustees who enhance the foundational strength of our agency.  Board members are chosen according to the agency's By-laws and are responsible for effective implementation of Crossroads' mission.

Programs

Shelter program volunteers undergo a rigorous training wherein they are trained in all aspects of the shelter operations. After training, they may work directly with victims and/or their children, be responsible for shelter coverage and security, answer crisis phone calls, give information and referrals, process intakes, work with the support groups, assist in child care, work with youth and children's programs, shop for groceries and supplies, assist with transportation and provide general office support.  

Fundraising

In order to consistently provide quality services for the growing numbers of people seeking help, Crossroads needs a strong financial base.  Community fundraising events are  necessary to expand the dollars that are received through grants, United Way funds, foundations, donations, etc.  Volunteers are needed to help contact donors, operate a fundraising campaign and work on special fundraising events.

Maintenance

Another way of contributing to Crossroads is by physically working on the house, garage and yard.  Volunteers can help with repairs, cleaning, organizing, mowing, trimming, weeding, and general upkeep of the shelter.  

Pet Foster Parent

 Crossroads is looking for individuals who are animal lovers!  We have recently set up a Pet Foster Care Program for residents living in the shelter.  Many times survivors have pets and do now that to leave their pets behind with their abuser, so we have developed a program which allows volunteers to become pet foster parents!  Pet foster parents take the survivor's pet home with them and care for it temporarily. Food and care items are provided to the foster parents, but foster parents may purchase items to donate if they wish. Once the survivor is in their new home, we will reunite the pet with their owner. 

 If you are interested in volunteering at Crossroads Crisis Center, please fill out the application and mail to:

Crossroads Crisis Center, Inc.

Attn:  Volunteer Coordinator

P.O. Box 643

Lima, OH 45802

 

 

Updated 10/14/16 HB

Our Mission

The mission of Crossroads Crisis Center is to enhance safety for survivors of domestic violence by providing shelter, education, advocacy, and empowerment to individuals and communities. 

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