VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES

There are many volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, churches within the LegUp! From sorting donations to working fundraising events, we need your help! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or want more information, fill out the form below and a representative of the LegUp will get in touch with you!

What does it take to become a Volunteer?

  • Attend a brief initial orientation.
  • Commit to the time you agree to!
  • Be punctual.
  • Be ready to make a difference!

If you want to do more, we ask that you become a champion for change and consider joining our Mentorship Program. Upon graduation, our clients receive a year long mentorship to help them stay on track, have someone to talk with about obstacles, and encourage them in their new life direction. A mentor for the Leg Up Program is a caring, stable, responsible adult who will empower and support positive growth and personal success for the client by practicing soft skills and forward thinking through development of a genuine and professional relationship.

what does it take to become a Mentor?

TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY AND STABILITY ALL VOLUNTEER MENTORS WILL BE EXPECTED TO:
  • Attend a brief initial orientation and meet with selected client and a member of the LegUp team.
  • Commit to being a volunteer for one year (12 meetings)
  • Contact client at least once per month for twelve months, preferably in person! Conversations should include checking-in about:
  1. Progress
  2. Goal setting
  3. Employment
  4. General well-being
  5. Housing needs/efforts
  • Report via email on how each meeting goes, and how much time you gave.
  • During Mentor/Client interactions, sponsors will be expected to be a resource to our client for proper life-skills and development in various ways, including:
    1. Use professional language and mannerisms.
    2. Demonstrate kindness and politeness.
    3. Demonstrate patience, reflective listening, and active communication.
    4. Maintain appropriate professionalism and boundaries when meeting with or talking to our clients:
      -Meeting only in public places (Like the LegUp Office!) and respecting the level of information the client is willing to share.
    5. Contact the Client Service Coordinator if there is ever any question or incident concerning boundaries.
    6. Maintain appropriate confidentiality, information and photos should be submitted to the LegUp for review, and not posted online or to social media.
    7. Provide support in a way that is nonjudgmental and nondiscriminatory, ( I.E.  Gender, race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education level, and etc.)
    8. Please do not actively proselytize your personal beliefs, as we respect the individuality of each person who walks through our doors.
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