Volunteer in our family of ministries

by | Jan 22, 2020 | Volunteers

What would it look like for you to personally and tangibly help more people experience their worth in Christ in 2020? Is there a new ministry on your horizon? We’d love to have you become a volunteer in our family of ministries. Our kids would love to get to know you too.

Here’s what one volunteer shared about her experience as a new mentor in our teen girls cottage:

“I signed up to be a mentor because I wanted to become more involved with the children. In my staff role at CCHO I don’t often interact with the residents. After hosting an outing at our cabin for the children, I got to experience the kids just being kids, having fun, having an opportunity to do things they may not have ever done before like fishing, canoeing or kayaking. It touched my heart when I saw the joy on their faces even with the trauma they’ve known. Even more so when some of the children wanted to work alongside me to prepare the evening meal. I enjoyed the day as much if not more than they all did. That day helped me realize that I have more I can give in some small way, to show a child they are loved and valued. The joy that I get from sharing my time with them is priceless.” – Jenny Myers

There are many opportunities to serve. Here are just a few to consider.

Mentor a youth in our Children’s Residential Center. Modeling a healthy adult relationship and engaging in one-on-one activities encourages our young residents on their healing journey. You may choose to work with a teenager or a pre-adolescent child.

Mentor a youth in one of our Encourage Foster Care homes. Investing in the life of a youth in foster care through shared interests and life skills helps these boys and girls feel loved and valued.

Combine your love for horses and volunteer with equine therapy at One Heart Stables as a horse leader/side walker. This role provides added safety allowing the equine therapist to focus more clinical attention on the client.

Spark residents’ interest in a new hobby or activity by volunteering as a Sparks Visitor (one-time) or Connect 2 Kids Individual (short-term) in our Children’s Residential Center.

Your volunteer experience begins by filling out the online form at ccho.org/volunteer. If you didn’t see exactly what you’re looking for listed here, visit ccho.org/volunteer for additional roles in serving or contact Lauren at steinerl@ccho.org to share a new volunteer idea.

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