Volunteers and Interns are an essential part of the operation of the Family Resource Center. Our ability to provide services to the community is dependent upon the commitment and support of our volunteer staff. Volunteers contribute time, personal resources, special skills, and continue to be a motivating force in the continuation of this program. The first step toward becoming a volunteer is to complete and send in the <<Volunteer Application Form>>. After we receive the form, we’ll talk by phone, set up an interview, and continue through the process. Volunteers and Interns will receive various levels of training, depending upon the type of volunteer work chosen.
The Family Resource Center welcomes motivated, independent, and reliable interns. Interns will gain experience with many agency functions, including: hot-line and shelter coverage, advocacy and counseling, prevention education, event planning, program outreach, fundraising activities, grant writing/program development and administrative duties. If you would like to apply please submit a brief cover letter and a completed FRC Internship Application Form. Your information should clearly specify when your internship will begin and end, the number of internship hours per week, the class or degree you are completing and information regarding the class requirements for your internship (such as supervision by licensed staff or by staff with specific degrees). We recommend that you begin the internship application process 4 months in advance to ensure the best placement. Semester and summer internships are available.
Volunteers assist FRC staff members as an individual volunteer or in groups by helping with administrative and advocacy services and maintaining our crisis hotline.
Volunteers also serve in special areas of interest such as maintenance, upkeep of our outdoor treatment spaces, with special one-time projects such as delivering furniture to clients or organizing fundraisers and special events.
With a staff of 15 covering the counties of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Wythe and Galax city, we serve over hundreds of people in crisis each year. This would not be possible without help from our great community volunteers who have a passion for our mission. Regardless of age, education level or beliefs, there is something for everyone to do at FRC. Highlighted below are just a few of the volunteer opportunities consistently provided by FRC.
- Office Assistants sort donations, organize our donation center/clothing closet, shred documents, make copies, file, answer our business line and more.
- Outdoor Maintenance Volunteers help with upkeep of our outdoor therapy spaces by planting and tending to flowers, trimming small bushes, and other light landscaping work.
- Building Maintenance/Repair Volunteers help keep our interior and exterior building in good condition.
- Special Events Volunteers…
- Fund-Raising Volunteers…
- Awareness Events & Projects Volunteers…
- Client Care Project Volunteers…
Volunteer Training is offered 5-6 times per year. This extensive, interactive, pre-service instruction provides trainees with a wide variety of learning experiences revolving around family and sexual violence, crisis intervention and helping skills. Please view our job descriptions, then contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 276.625.0219 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.