A Special THANK YOU to the Women's Fund of El Dorado County for the $15,000 grant to help us realize a dream!
Come see Us while We're Out & About in the Community! Click here to see our Calendar of Outings!
We will be going into the community to count people in need of resources, which will allow us in the future to target grants for the specific needs of this community.
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What we need in a volunteer
and weALWAYS need Volunteers!
The most important requirement for volunteering for Only Kindness' Community Resource Center (CRC) is a heart for the people we work with. While we do work with a resourceful and independent Mom who is experiencing a crisis due to a lost job or divorce, most of the clients who come to us present with varied deeper issues. Mental illness, addiction, disability, PTSD. You must come with a deep compassion, really believing that, "there but for the grace of God, go I." If you have that heart, the next requirement is an entrepreneurial spirit. This skill set includes being organized and self-motivated, with the ability to initiate and manage.
Lastly, professionalism. You need to be aware that the data you collect is highly confidential and when mishandled can do damage. Although the clients you assist might be in messy circumstances, they are always to be treated with the respect you yourself would admire if in the same circumstances.
Once trained, you may be completing intakes and assessments, making determinations about a client, their health, their honesty, their abilities and their eligibility for various services and benefits. You will also be working with numerous other organizations and people, trying to find the optimal way to help a particular client. This is a big job, so working alongside our trained teams until you are well trained is time consuming, but very important.
If you decide to volunteer, your first point of contact will be our Executive Director, Rene Evans (530.391.4112) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will connect you directly one of our team members, depending on where you feel called to serve. We serve at multiple sites within El Dorado County providing Street Outreach and regularly at Saturday Cafe (Common Ground) at Green Valley Community Church (3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville). Email your completed application to email@example.com and from there, you will make arrangements to shadow a team member soon. We will all work to get you set up as a volunteer. You will have 2-3 months minimum of shadowing them as you do intakes and assessments. After that, you can work with our teams to see where your talents best fit. If you are interested in joining our Veterans Team, let them know and they will connect to David or another Vet Team volunteer. Visit our Veterans Service page for more info. See our Partners page for info on how to serve your community through re:Visions.
Please be gracious with us if we do not respond or move as quickly as you'd like once you decide to join our team. Remember, we are all volunteers too. We have to maintain the balance in our lives, to support our friends and families as much as we support the CRC and our clients. We must take the time to care for ourselves so we do not burn out. We always need your help and we welcome you. Call us at 530.344.1864 OR click below to open the Volunteer Application and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will contact you!
Our NEW SOMO PROJECT IS COMING to OUR COMMUNITY THIS FALL!
Help us Raise Funds for ALL we do
Thanks to our generous supporters once again, we've raised funds to serve veterans, moms and dads, children (and on occasion, their little dogs, too) who've lost jobs and homes, seniors and many others who are homeless or in danger of losing safe shelter.