In 2011 over 12,000 hours of service donated by 1100 volunteers
There are so many ways to serve at Family Promise
Sponsor a Work Day
“The families were so nice and appreciative of our work. I would like to become friends with them!” -Broderick T.
“I thought it was really interesting to see how the system works and what everyone does to take care of everyone else” -Miranda C.
Sponsoring a work day is a great way to introduce your group to Family Promise. Groups are involved in a variety of projects with a variety of skill levels. Youth groups, Sunday school classes, University groups, and congregations help with cleaning, building, organizing, landscaping, and many other tasks at the Day Center and transitional houses. Work days can be arranged to fit most schedules and time constraints contact Becky Peters for more information.
Spend time with guests!
If you have a passion, we can find a volunteer role to fit your skills and schedules. Spend time with our guests of all ages at the Day Center. Help young guests with homework, or take them to play and give Mom and Dad a break. Help the families with running errands around town, or providing some childcare while parents go to a job interview. We have even had volunteers take guests on hikes, lead exercise classes, and teach piano lessons. We would love to find a way for your to use your gifts at Family Promise of Lawrence.
Volunteer with a congregation in Lawrence
Volunteers are needed at our 13 hosting congregations to fulfill a variety of roles. Help is needed with meal preparation, overnight hosting, laundry, room set-up, and evening hosts. Volunteers do not need to be a member of a congregation to volunteer but must complete a one-time training session.
Office volunteers help with filing, data entry, mailings, and organizing our Day Center. Most office volunteers serve for a few hours each week at and have a chance to help with the administrative side of this ministry but also build great relationships with the guests.
Volunteer Spotlight- Michelle Traffas
“Office Volunteers needed” was the plea shared with the Lawrence Community and boy have we been blessed by the response! One of our first volunteers to be trained was Michelle. Michelle has been volunteering with Family Promise since late September. She helps us with data entry, mailings, organization, and of course holding the occasional cute baby or reading to a toddler! Each week Michelle shows up with a smile and a willingness to help in whatever way she can. She has worked on data entry at home to help us get caught up, and even organized a supply drive at her church. Thank you Michelle for your kindness and support to both staff and guests, you are a blessing!
Here is the PowerPoint we use for our volunteer training. Feel free to refer back to this information or view it for the first time.