Learn How You Can Make a Difference
There are many ways volunteers can support the mission of Family Renewal Initiative and help us bring hope and support to families in crisis. Please consider partnering in our ministry and helping us make a difference in West Virginia and surrounding areas.
Become a host family…
Host families care for children in their home while also ministering to the parents. Prompted solely by compassion, each Host family is screened, trained, and approved to serve without compensation. In many cases, the Host Family develops a relationship with the family that continues after the children return home and often becomes part of the family’s network of support.
Apply today and take the first step towards making a lasting difference in the life of a family in crisis.
Become a family coach…
Family Coaches coordinate hosting from intake to reunification under the oversight of the Family Coach Manager. In addition to supporting the Host Family and ensuring the well-being of children in care, the Family Coach provides guidance and support to the parents. The Family Coach also facilitates the relationship between the parents and Host Family during the hosting.
Contact us today if you are interesting in serving as a family coach.
Family Support Friends…
Family Support Friends help support parents and host families in a variety of non-hosting ways, including relationship building, life sharing, transportation, making meals, and providing childcare or spiritual assistance.
Please consider supporting families in crisis in friendship and helping provide basic, practical needs on their journey to reunification.
Church Ministry Coordinator…
The Ministry Coordinator is the liaison between the staff team and their church leadership. They focus on building up and strengthening the ministry at their church through volunteer recruitment, putting supports in place for volunteers serving as part of their church ministry, and being a source of encouragement, resource development, and debriefing for volunteers.
Other ways to volunteer and support Family Renewal Initiative
At FRI, we believe that there is a role for everyone. We also depend on local churches, uniting around the Biblical mandates to care and provide for those in need, particularly the widow and orphan (James 1:27, Matthew 25:35-36, 25:40). If you have a gift, talent or skill, and would like to contribute, or if your church may be interesting in partnering with us, please contact us today to discuss.