Financial Coach

A Financial Coach is a position that enables you to engage with our Grace Like Rain families in the Faith and Finances Program. Faith and Finances is an 8-week program developed by the Chalmers Center where our families receive practical financial tools grounded in biblical principles. The meeting’s locations vary. These classes with your GLR family will make you aware of what your family is learning so that you can encourage them and hold them accountable for meeting their financial goals.  Prior to the 8-week program, you will attend a training session for financial coaches. As a financial coach in this program, you will communicate during the 8 weeks with the family’s case manager and coach who are all part of the family’s Community Care Team. The financial coach position can be a stand-alone volunteer opportunity or can be an additional way for an existing family coach to interact meaningfully with their family on a weekly basis for the 8 weeks.

Volunteer to be a Coach

Volunteers that are willing to serve our families and have a desire to share God’s continual grace and love. They will encourage, motivate, and walk alongside our families helping them to accomplish the goals laid out by the caseworker. Training and support groups will be provided, along with one-on-one mentoring from the coordinator. This is typically a 1-year commitment with re-evaluation every 3 months. This ensures the coach and family are a good match and the family is progressing through the program.

Coaches will communicate with your family on a weekly basis. The communication may be in person, calling, or texting and varies anywhere from 1-2 hours per week, depending on the needs of your family as well as your availability.

Are you looking for somewhere to volunteer as a group?

Are you apart of an organization or a church small group and you are looking for a way to serve together? We have several opportunities throughout the year. Listed below are areas of need.

  • Grace Like Rain Gala
  • Golf Tournament Fundraiser
  • Moving crew. Helping a family move into their own home.
  • Christmas Party for families
  • Bring a meal for the shelter.
  • Life skills Class Childcare
  • Life skills Class food and hospitality crew
Move-In Crew

The Move-In Crew is for strong individuals and trucks that can be available at a short notice to come and assist us move families into new homes.

As of October 2020, Grace Like Rain is actively seeking volunteers for this position. Please contact Shelly Cullum at cullumkids@aol.com to get involved in this area.

Event Volunteers

Our events run off the power of volunteers and provide different opportunities to serve.   From helping with the Grace Like Rain Gala and Golf Tournament, running games, dispersing/cooking food, check-in, childcare, etc. Please watch our blog/event page to find our upcoming events and what the needs may be.

Childcare

Childcare volunteers are an integral part of our program. Childcare makes it possible for a family to attend Life Skills classes along with other events throughout the year. This is an as-needed role with dates and times varying throughout the year. All childcare volunteers are required to complete our background check before serving.

Life Skills Instructor

This opportunity is for an individual who works well with and without a teamThey have a love for teaching and educating. They also have a passion for loving and caring people. This volunteer reports to Community Case Manager-Life Skills. 

Life Skills Hospitality

If you are interested in volunteering for hospitality, we have 3 options for you to choose from (listed below).

  1. You as an individual or group prepare a meal for the attendees, deliver it to the appropriate location, serve and clean up.
  2. You or your group order and pay for a meal for all the attendees, pick it up, deliver it to the appropriate location, serve and clean up.
  3. Grace Like Rain pays for the meal, you as an individual or people from your group order a meal for all the attendees, pick it up, deliver it to the appropriate location, serve and clean up.
Life Skills Childcare

Childcare volunteers are an integral part of our program. Childcare makes it possible for a family to attend Life Skills classes along with other events throughout the year. This is an as-needed role with dates and times varying throughout the year.

Shelter

Birthday Celebrations – Coordinate small monthly birthday parties for all children in the program.

  • Develop a budget for monthly birthday celebrations
  • Purchase birthday items with a provided gift card
  • Decorate for the party
  • Attend the party (if available)

Move Out Attendant – Cleaning room after move out & getting it ready for a new family to move in! This is an on-call volunteer needed periodically after a family moves out of the Wheeler House.

  • Prepare each room to receive a new family
  • Clean floors
  • Wipe down furniture
  • Make beds with fresh sheet sets

Volunteer Opportunities

As our specific volunteer opportunities changes all the time, we keep this page up to date for you to sign up for what works best for you! Check out the opportunities at the button above! Please check back regularly as new opportunities arise on a regular basis. Thank you for being His hands and feet!

Sign Up HERE
2021 Gala Volunteer Opportunities

Questions?

GLR Volunteer Resources

Are you already a GLR volunteer? We have a page just for you with resources that can help you along the way! If you do not find what you are looking for on this page then please feel free to reach out to our volunteer coordinator or staff member that you are working with for more information and resources.

Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Application

This application should be filled out on a desktop computer as it does not always submit properly on a phone or tablet. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this application to become a volunteer with Grace Like Rain!

Apply Here