Volunteering

Volunteers play an integral role in providing a sense of family

  • Volunteers set an example of how to live a healthy, productive life as an active member of society. The care and support from colleges, churches, corporations, and the broader community create the family network that our residents rely on for acceptance, re-engagement with a varied social network, encouragement with life skills development, and relational skills.
  • Bring a caring and positive spirit to the house.

Volunteer Needs

Community Dinners

Monday-Thursday, Dinner is at 6:30pm.
Community members and former offenders come together by breaking bread. Volunteers menu plan and shop in advance, then arrive at 5:30pm to prepare a meal in our kitchen. This powerful act of fellowship builds a support system that empowers change and relationships that last a lifetime.

Education Mentors/Program Volunteers

Tuesday and Thursday, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Help Dismas residents develop or improve upon skills needed to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. Specific opportunities include teaching computer literacy, assisting with resume development and writing skills, mentoring, and assisting with workforce development and job seeking skills. 

Clerical (Development/Programming)

Clerical: Program volunteers will assist Dismas office staff with filing, data entry, and correspondence needs.

Development: Development volunteers will send out donor acknowledgements, thank you cards, and pledge statements. Some months, we will send out quarterly programming updates and invitations to events and meetings, and will update our donor contacts.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to our Program Director tcorkum@dismas.org.

Committees

  • Capital Campaign: help raise funds for "brick and mortar projects
  • Corporate, Government, and Foundations: help develop relationships to acquire alternative funding
  • Endowment: help create a fund and cultivate partners for participation
  • Legal: help residents and the organization determine best course of action when faced with litigation
  • Religious: help develop an outreach or aftercare program for residents
  • Steering: recruit sponsors and table hosts for events
  • Young Professionals: recruit young professionals to participate in volunteer opportunities

For more details call (615) 297-4511 or email info@dismas.org