How do I volunteer?
There would be no FIAGKV programs without our incredible volunteers.
Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley operates on volunteer power. Our role is to connect those with time and talents to share with older adults who need a helping hand. We are able to serve our community effectively and efficiently by facilitating meaningful opportunities for real connection, neighbor to neighbor.
Faith in Action embraces the diversity of gifts that our volunteers bring to the organization. It is this diversity that strengthens us and powers what we are able to accomplish together. We believe that each person has a gift to give. Some volunteers have a special talent for offering direct support and care; others have a passion for working behind the scenes. We can help our volunteers find ways to put their gifts into action.
The most important thing you'll do as an FIAGKV volunteer, no matter the role you choose, is to give our elder neighbors the sense of confidence and joy that comes with knowing someone cares.
Whether you have two hours a week or two hours a month to offer, we can find an assignment that is right for you. And we promise you will walk away from your experience knowing that you made an immediate, positive impact on a neighbor's life.
All volunteers are required to complete the following three steps, in no particular order, before being accepted as eligible to volunteer with the vulnerable population we serve. Those steps are:
Complete a Volunteer Application - See button below.
Submit a Background Screen - Click below to access our third party provider, BIB, Inc. The cost is $11.95 and the process is quick and easy. NOTE: If you have a background screen from your church or another organization that was completed in the last six months, we are happy to accept a copy of that instead.
Attend a Volunteer Orientation Training - We host these 1 1/2 hour sessions a couple of times a month around the Valley. For the most up-to-date schedule check out our Facebook page HERE. But there's an easier way! You can click the Orientation Training button below to arrange a one-on-one training session that fits your schedule. Added bonus: these pop-up trainings are typically completed in one hour.
For more information, click the buttons below, or call 304-881-7253.