Volunteers play an integral part in delivering the programs at Eagles Nest. Whether it is spending time with our residents at Drummond House, hosting a program at the Hope Centre or selling a fabulous piece of furniture at Rescued and Restored, our volunteers help us provide healing and restoration to families in our community.
Why volunteer with us? Eagles Nest provides active, ongoing help to hurting families in our community and by volunteering, you can be a part of this process. You will get to see families transformed and in doing so, may just find yourself transformed as well.
How do I become a volunteer? The first step in volunteering with us is to submit our standard volunteer application. Once you fill out the volunteer application, please scan and email the application back to our Volunteer Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org or arrange to drop it off in person at the Hope Centre. After we receive your application we will review it and be in touch to set up an interview to give you a chance to learn more about us and for us to determine where your skills and interests may best fit in our organization. If you have any questions or would like to discuss other ways to become involved, contact our Volunteer Coordinator – email@example.com Because of the nature of our work, most volunteer positions with Eagles Nest require a criminal records check and many positions also require a vulnerable sector search.
What do volunteers do? Volunteers work in all Eagles Nest programs at our three sites: Drummond House, Rescued and Restored and the Hope Centre. We have a wide range of positions and varying time commitments available. Some common areas of volunteering include:
1. In House Volunteers– spending time building relationships with our residents at Drummond House and supporting the operational needs of the house
2. Childcare – providing childcare at Drummond House or the HOPE Centre
3. Drivers – driving residents to appointments
4. Cooks – dropping off a homemade meal to our residents at Drummond House
5. Maintenance – assisting with property maintenance at Drummond House or the Hope Centre
6. Administration- assisting with day to day office and reception work
7. Sales – organizing and selling donations at Rescued and Restored
8. Movers – dropping off and picking up large furniture donations at Rescued and Restored
9. Professional Skills – supporting our programs with your professional skills (facilitating a course, teaching a seminar or counselling/coaching).
What about Corporate or Group Volunteers? We welcome corporate or group volunteers! We have benefited from the volunteer work of many corporate, church and service organizations looking to give back to their community and help families journey towards restoration. Email our Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org for ways to volunteer as part of a group community service project.
"I love being a small part of a wonderful organization that God is using to truly change people’s lives for the better. It’s so great to see the changes and growth in the women from the time they come into the program as broken and hurting women, to the time that they leave with renewed confidence and hope to face the coming challenges in their lives. The women give me so much too. The wisdom that they can share, as they have truly lived in the trenches, has enriched my life in so many ways."
Alice, Drummond House Volunteer
"From the beginning my heart has been to see us implement quality volunteers to be the back-bone of our work and this has been the case. Without the hands and feet of our highly trained volunteers we would not be able to grow. We have over 50 volunteers helping touch the lives of families in crisis but we can always use more. Our hope for the future is to further expand our volunteer base to help support the ever-growing needs of our clients. Without the dedication and support of our amazing volunteers we would never be able to reach so many hurting families".
Debra Tigchelaar, Executive Director and Founder