Shepherd’s Crossing is almost entirely dependent upon its wonderful volunteers, who can choose the area to support that best fits their talents or interest. New volunteers are asked to complete an application and provide a letter of recommendation from a pastor or other person who can attest to the person’s knowledge, character and ability. We have several areas of need:
Volunteer counselors work directly with clients, and it is one of the most rewarding ways to become involved at Shepherd’s Crossing. Counselors assess each case individually and offer both emotional and financial assistance.
Counselor training is held three times a year, and each volunteer is given a client packet with written guidelines and forms. All new volunteers are asked to shadow experienced counselors until they are comfortable and sufficiently informed to work with clients independently.
New situations always arise and no single volunteer has all of the answers all of the time. We encourage counselors to freely seek advice and guidance from one another.
Office Assistance & Operations
We have several needs outside of counseling. If volunteers would like to be involved with our ministry but would rather not work directly with clients, Shepherd’s Crossing routinely needs support with basic data entry, copying, stapling and other administrative tasks. People with more advanced computer skills as well as volunteers willing to entertain clients’ children are always welcome.
Shepherd’s Crossing also needs volunteers to serve as intake persons. These volunteers welcome
clients, assess their needs, start their paperwork, answer basic questions and photo copy forms.
Do you enjoy writing? If so, volunteers with writing skills can help produce our newsletter and edit correspondence.
We hope that you will consider becoming involved in this vital and rewarding ministry.