Volunteer

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A key component to the work that BHI is doing includes Spiritual Care. Clients and guests of the shelter need encouragement as they face this vulnerable time in their life. Spiritual Care volunteers are needed to lead prayer groups, bible studies, devotions, etc.
 

Are you good at making people feel welcome? Do you have experience in food service as an event host, greeter, etc.? Sign up here to be notified about upcoming opportunities to serve as a host or greeter at BHI’s community events! 

Is your gift working with your hands? BHI needs you! Running a shelter and a transitional home, we are almost always in need of assistance with yard maintenance, plumbing, heating/cooling, and appliance maintenance and repair. Sign up here to be contacted about opportunities that fit your schedule to support BHI’s mission by assisting with maintenance of BHI’s facilities that provide shelter and a safe haven for community members who have nowhere else to go.

BHI hosts a number of events each year, including fundraisers, community events, and volunteer appreciation picnics. If you enjoy working with other and planning events, sign up here to be contacted about upcoming opportunities to contribute to BHI’s mission by helping us make our next event the best it can be!

Homelessness is a complex issue. Community members facing homelessness are often in need of skills training in areas like budgeting, effective communication, Alcoholics Anonymous, etc. If you are skilled in areas that might positively impact our clients, and are interested in leading a session or donating your service to support our clients, click here to be contacted.

Most folks in our community don’t have to worry about having a good meal on Thanksgiving. BHI wants to ensure any community members utilizing the shelter on Thanksgiving don’t have to worry either. Click below to donate food items for our Thanksgiving meal, or to volunteer to visit with and share a meal with our guests on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving fellowship starts at 8:30pm on November 23, 2017.

During shelter season, BHI needs your help to ensure we can open our doors. Community volunteers are needed 8pm-10pm each and every night the shelter is in operation to assist during check in time. Volunteers will assist with checking in guests, helping get folks comfortable and with small tasks necessary to operating the shelter like laundry and meal clean up. Click below to sign up!

Each night, guests come through the doors of the shelter hungry, hoping for a meal and the company of volunteers and staff who care. BHI keeps snack items on hand to ensure no one goes to bed hungry, but BHI does not have the resources to provide a hot meal and depends solely on community volunteers and organizations to provide a nightly meal for our guests. On nights no one donates, guests do not get a hot meal. Click below to sign up to drop of a meal for our guests. The shelter holds a maximum of 10 guests and 2 volunteers each evening. Meals can be dropped off between 8:30-9pm.

This program provides personal hygiene and food items to shelter guests and community members facing immediate housing crisis. The Help Shelf depends largely on community donations of funds and supplies. To donate to the Help Shelf, click here, or visit us 9 am to 12 pm, Monday through Thursday, except Holidays.

Do you enjoy speaking to and educating others? Are you passionate about addressing the issue of homelessness in our community? Sign up here if you are interested in supporting BHI by raising awareness of our services, mission, and need for community involvement and support through church presentations, Rotary Meetings, etc.

BHI wants to ensure any community members utilizing the shelter on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day get a good meal and a few small comforts most of us take for granted during the holidays. We are asking volunteers to sign up to bring bread, a side, dessert, etc. on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Click below to sign up today.

Adopt A BHI Family

The Rapid Rehousing Program assists literally homeless families and individuals through rent assistance. When a family is placed in housing, they often have very little in the way of household furnishings. Click here to see a list of needed items and to sign up to donate!

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