There would be no Faith in Action 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.
We offer a wide array of ways to serve and the flexibility to pick assignments that work with your schedule. 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.
Become a Faith in Action Volunteer
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 months (currently offered virtually through Zoom). For the most up-to-date schedule, check out our Facebook/event page. We can also arrange a one-on-one training session that fits your schedule. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to setup your own one-on-one training.
Added bonus: these pop-up trainings are typically completed in one hour.
For me, it is so highly rewarding to be helping these wonderful people
and to see their eyes light up when I arrive. I know that sometimes I am the only person they have seen in days and they are all so very grateful!