Volunteers are the lifeblood of the organization.
Helping Hands has no paid staff. Our seventy-eight+ volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and range in age from teens to some in their 80’s. Volunteers donated over 8,700 hours in 2017.
Helping Hands volunteers have these common traits:
Individuals who are interested in becoming a Helping Hands volunteer need to complete a Volunteer Application Form. They also must agree to arrange for an interview and a shop orientation with our Volunteer Coordinator. A three-hour training session is mandatory before a new volunteer can be assigned to work with clients during open hours. By Board policy, clients of Helping Hands are not eligible to become volunteers.
Volunteers have great flexibility in the frequency of their assignment in the schedule. For example: