individual volunteer opportunities

 

  • Prayer Team Member – Prayer is vital to all that we do and we need individuals who will agree to pray for us on a regular basis. Become a prayer partner and you will receive a monthly update from us.
  • Card Writer – Encouragement is so important to our clients, who may lack any outside support and often feel forgotten.  It means so much when they receive a card or note from someone they do not even know.  A card writer simply sends a card or note each month to the dozen women who are most in need of encouragement at that time. An updated list is sent to our card writers monthly.
  • Pen Pal - The relationship of a pen pal can make a tremendous difference in the development of the client as she deals with the reality of incarceration and her own past issues.  It is often easier to write about things than to speak of them.  A pen pal who faithfully speaks into the life of a client over time can become a role model and trusted mentor. This type of connection is critical to success in reentry.
  • Mentor – Mentoring is the foundation for the success of the Changed Choices program. We have seen that having even one healthy role model who truly cares can make a tremendous difference in the life of one of our women. Changed Choices mentors function in a variety of venues – as mentors to a client in transition, as Community Volunteer sponsors at the ECO Center for Women, as Chaplain'd Aides at the county jail, or as COOOL mentors for adolescent girls.
If you are interested in finding out more about any of these opportunities, please email us at Info@changedchoices.org.

group volunteer opportunities

 
Love Out Loud
Love Out Loud is a regular series of dinner events hosted by volunteers for Changed Choices women in transition at our transitional home. Volunteer hosts (individuals or groups) commit to bringing a meal for the women and preparing an activity for the evening. Some past activities have included: arts/crafts, cooking, homemade spa treatments, watching a movie, Bingo or playing games. These events offer laughter, the chance to relax, bonding among clients, and good, clean fun for women to look forward to. We want them to see, hear, feel and taste the love of Christ… out loud! But we can't do it alone! Please consider joining us.

 

Rallying your community

If your group would like to volunteer together, there are several options available.

  • Provide a meal for Tuesday evening SEED group at the home
  • Help in maintaining the yard at our transitional home.

 

One-Time Opportunities
Perhaps you or your group want to volunteer for a one-time event:
  • Plan seasonal events for the children of our clients (Back-to-School, Easter etc.)
  • Sponsor a client's child(ren) at Christmas
  • Provide "back to school" supplies for the children of our clients
  • Plan and/or host fundraising events
  • Assist when clients move from the transition home into their own residences
  • Help with our semi-annual Belk Charity Sale fundraiser.

 

Get Creative!
Does your small group, church, or work need a place to serve, but you don't see something that immediately fits? Contact us with your ideas! We are always willing, open and flexible to hear your ideas for volunteering opportunities. There are many ways you can get involved and help our clients make positive changes in their lives.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these opportunities, please email us at Info@changedchoices.org.

 

get involved

“It takes a community to change a community”

 

 

volunteer

Where to Start

  • Look through the following list of opportunities and decide what fits your strengths and interests.
  • Contact Us.
  • We will follow up to discuss your interest and, if necessary, to schedule training based on that interest.

Building new lives

beyond prison walls.

Volunteers helping with yard work in our backyard