April 18 – April 24, 2021 is National Volunteer Week. At Family Promise, none of what we do would be possible without the support of our volunteers. Working alongside the individuals Family Promise serves, volunteers are the backbone of Family Promise’s work and the reason the organization has been able to continue to grow and help families during a difficult year.
With over 200 Affiliates across the country, there is no shortage of opportunities for volunteers to help families in need. This Valentine’s Day, SelectQuote employees volunteered with our Affiliate Family Promise of Lawrence County.
Ten volunteers spent the day preparing a full Valentine’s breakfast and dinner for the 14 families in shelter and temporary housing. They even provided Valentine’s cards and collected 2 full carloads of supplies through a supply drive. Best of all, the SelectQuote volunteers had the chance to take their donations and deliver them directly to the families.
The volunteers were clearly moved by the opportunity to make such a direct impact on the families and provide them with something homemade. The opportunity to volunteer with Family Promise not only allowed families to enjoy a special holiday but allowed the SelectQuote staff to share a memory of how their collaboration can make a difference in the lives of others.
Volunteers play an essential role in helping families experiencing homelessness. Uniting staff to assist families is a great way to take the foundation of teamwork and cooperation already existing among employees and use it to better your community. Whether it’s through delivering meals, helping a family move into their home, or making their holiday a little brighter, Family Promise welcomes any volunteers seeking to help the families we serve.
For more information on how you and your team can get involved at Family Promise, please reach out to Family Promise’s Director of Volunteer Engagement, Amber Young, at email@example.com.