While host churches are responsible for enlisting volunteers to cover their host week, there are times when every day and every aspect of the week are not covered. This is where a support congregation comes into play.
Support congregations are those that may not have the facilities to house guests but still want to participate. They can provide volunteers to stay overnight at the host church, to prepare meals, or to set up and transport cots.
Support congregations can also provide volunteers to work at the
Host congregations serve as the foundation for Family Promise of Central Connecticut by becoming temporary homes to meet basic human needs for safe shelter, nourishment, and positive relationships with other people.
Each host congregation has a coordinator to head up the week when families stay at that particular congregation. The coordinator is the key individual who interacts with the clergy, volunteers, guests, and FPCC Volunteer Coordinator.
Volunteer support at each host congregation ranges from, but is not limited to, preparing one hot meal daily, interacting with guests during the evening, sleeping at the church over night with the families, Saturday activities planning, set up and break down of beds, and laundering linens after their host week. Click below for more on Host Congregations.
Each Host and Support Congregation has a volunteer who coordinates hosting activities for their congregation.
Volunteer Coordinators work closely with the Family Promise of Central Connecticut’s Volunteer Coordinator to meet the needs of guest families.
Now that our Day Center is up and running, our Director needs help to keep it that way! "Office angels" help answer phones, make copies, greet guests/visitors and accept donations when they arrive.
Some volunteers can come on a weekly basis while others can only come once a month. We are always looking for volunteers in this area and are open to whatever your schedule will allow.