Here are some of our Frequently Asked Questions from people interested in learning more about volunteering for The Sparrow’s Nest:
Where is the greatest need for volunteers at The Sparrow’s Nest?
We’re serious when we say any volunteer opportunity listed on our Current Volunteer Opportunities list is vital.
I have a gift or talent that’s not addressed by your list of volunteer opportunities but I’d like still like to volunteer. What should I do?
Contact Alyssa Hilburn and share about your gift or talent and let us come up with a way together for you to use what you’ve been given for The Sparrow’s Nest.
I really have a heart for the young women and children who will be served by The Sparrow’s Nest. How do I volunteer with these young families?
If you have a passion for working with our residents you can become a TLC (Tender Loving Care) Volunteer. We require our TLC Volunteers to volunteer and train with us for at least 6 months prior to having direct contact with our residents. For more details please see the TLC Volunteer section on our Becoming a Volunteer page.
What’s the difference between the Volunteer Interest Form and the Volunteer Application?
The purpose of the Volunteer Interest Form is to allow you, a potential volunteer, to start a dialogue with us about the possibility of volunteering for The Sparrow’s Nest. By filling out the interest form you are simply telling us you’d like to know more. You are not obligating yourself in any way. If you intend to simply work an event for the Sparrow’s Nest, such as volunteer to hand out water at our 5K race, or help with registration at our golf tournament this is the only form you need to complete.
The purpose of the Volunteer Application is to formalize your interest in working as a regular volunteer for The Sparrow’s Nest. The application is longer than the interest form and it’s goal is to be able to place you in a position that is beneficial to you and The Sparrow’s Nest. There is no need to fill out a volunteer application until you are asked to do so by one of our staff members.
If you have any additional questions please ask them in the comments section below or e-mail our volunteer coordinator, Alyssa Hilburn.