The concept is simple; if you have “extra” – money, energy, time, expertise – help us “spread” networks by making yourself available to someone who needs some additional support. Together with our staff, Circles of Support mentors take primary responsibility for getting to know a client’s needs and lining up volunteers and resources to meet those needs. Our volunteers bring skills in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Basic home maintenance and repair, and the ability to teach those skills
  • Business administration and bookkeeping advice for self-employed persons
  • Childcare
  • Criminal law
  • Family law
  • First aid
  • Homework help (grade school & high school)
  • Income tax review and preparation
  • Insurance acumen (primarily automobile, renters’ and life insurance)
  • Interests and experiences that you would like to teach and share in informal, fun settings (caring for pets, fishing, canoeing, playing in or attending sports events, fine arts, playing an instrument, painting, etc.)
  • Musical acumen, the ability to give music lessons, and/or access to inexpensive instruments
  • Personal finance management & budgeting
  • Practical skills you can teach and share with a family (nutrition, cooking, sewing, bicycle repair, basic automobile maintenance)
  • Résumé writing, interview skills and career coaching
  • Transportation
  • Tutoring for adult ongoing education (GED preparation, ESL classes)

Learn more about how to become a mentor or volunteer. Connect with us to apply to be a mentor or volunteer. It starts with one….