One on One
We always need volunteers to work one on one with individuals or couples, to help identify what a path to measurable difference looks like. Everyone has their own "Point A" and "Point B". And each person has different obstacles between those places that they are going to need help getting over and around. Our "one on one" volunteers, aside from building a friendship which is the most important hurdle, will help identify those hurdles, and work with our resources to help clients achieve positive, measurable differences, bringing them closer to their "Point B".
From November to March, the Continuum of Care providers in Rutherford County provide an emergency (drop in) style shelter when the temperatures are forecast to be 32 degrees or lower. There is a meal provided, along with shower facilities, cot and time for fellowship. Some of the best stories and relationships come out of volunteers spending time playing cards and talking with our guests at either the mens or womens shelter. This is a great way to begin getting plugged in to serving this community. There are opportunities to volunteer, hang out and also to support the program financially.
At the Murfreesboro Cold Patrol we believe in empowering people who are experiencing homelessness by exposing them to opportunities they may be unaware of.
In the same manner, we believe in empowering our staff and volunteers with training and guidelines that will help us do our job safely and effectively.
Check in frequently for new training opportunities!
Throughout the year we do weekly well being checks on our friends who are experiencing homelessness. We meet as a team at our office every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. for a team meeting before going to local camps. We send small teams to check on individuals throughout the week to meet them where they are at and to build relationships and trust. If you are interested in joining an outreach team, we ask that you be willing to make a commitment to be consistent, as many of our friends need consistency to build trust.