Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. Volunteer Opportunities
Stand up against domestic violence and sexual assault by sharing your time and talent in support of those that are on a journey of Peace & New Beginnings.
Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. provides recovery solution services for survivors of Family Violence and Sexual Assault and facilitates Violence Prevention Strategies for societal change in partnership with the community. Make a Difference …………….choose to Volunteer!
Crisis Hotline Advocate: support those in crisis by offering an ear to listen and a heart to get them to the help they need. Guide callers to their needed resources which may be a referral to services outside of BATP or schedule them for a BATP assessment so we can begin the rebuilding process. Required comprehensive training is provided. Shifts available M-F, 9am – 5pm.
Childcare Assistant: support in the operation of the day care center, assist with supervision of children at the childcare center, such as preparing meals/snacks, cleaning toys in activity room, assist with childcare laundry, and supervising the children during activities and field trips. Shifts available M-F, 7:30am-8pm
Childcare Tutor: support the further education of children, help strengthen a child’s ability in a subject and help a child complete homework with a better understand of the subject. Mentorship, male and female, is available. Tutors needed Monday & Thursday, after school.
Resale Shop Assistant & Cashier: support the resale shop that support BATP women’s programs by accepting donations, sorting merchandise, pricing items, stocking the floor, assisting customers, ringing up cash register sales and maintaining cleanliness of the store.
Clerical Aid: support office task including data entry, file maintenance, preparing informational packets, organizing, stuffing and mailing special project literature.
Janitorial/Maintenance Specialist: support facilities by performing light and general maintenance. Flexible scheduling available.
Special Projects: support fundraiser and awareness events, food and back to school drives by activity recruiting donors and/or donations for the agency.
Community Outreach Assistant: support the ongoing education of community to the importance of agencies mission by staffing informational fairs, posting literature in the community, create education and public awareness materials and/or speak to groups about domestic violence and sexual assault.
Food Services Aid: support the shelter kitchen by picking up donations weekly from local restaurants or by maintaining an organized and clean food pantry and kitchen.
Group Opportunities: contact the Volunteer Services Manager for a current list of projects.
Upcoming 2013 Special Projects:
JUNE 14th, Friday (10am-7pm) & JUNE 15th, Saturday (9am-4pm)
NOVEMBER 15th, Friday (10am-7pm) & NOVEMBER 16th, Saturday (9am-4pm)
Food Drive volunteers are needed at 8-Kroger locations in the Bay Area and Bay Area Turning Point food pantries. Volunteers will handout flyers, collect food, gift card and cash donations at stores and sort and store food donations at the pantries. Groups, adults, families and children 6 years and up with parent accompaniment are welcome.
Volunteer orientations are scheduled monthly .
All volunteers must complete a volunteer orientation.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP #7321 demonstrates an act of kindness.
The young ladies of Troup #7321 brought their smiles together with several hand tied fleece blankets they created for the women and children in our shelter. It is amazing to see such eager young people care enough to share their time and talents with those in need. Hats off to all of our giving Girl Scouts & Leaders!
Area YOUTH give back to the community.
Young men and women from area church youth groups support our food pantry during the January – February Food Drive. The dedicated teens gathered food donations to ensure the women and children of our shelter have three balanced nutritional meals and snacks daily.
The Houston Texans Community Quarterback program recognizes individuals that volunteer with United Way Agencies in the Greater Houston area who exemplify leadership, dedication and commitment to improving their communities. Marvis Carmichael with Star Toyota was chosen as a 2010 finalist for his service to Bay Area Turning Point. He was awarded $1,500 for Bay Area Turning Point and was recognized at the game January 2, 2011.
For twelve years, Marvis has led area Kroger stores in community-food drives to ensure we have the food needed to serve daily meals in our shelter and to give food to non-residential clients in need. His food drive collections help us to serve over 120,000 meals in shelter annually. Amazingly, he also volunteers for many other service organizations and is generally at the forefront of leading efforts to make the goals of non-profits successful so that they can serve the community. THANK YOU MARVIS FOR ALL YOU DO!!
Marvis Carmichael (second from left) at the Houston Texans game January 2, 2011.
2011 Volunteer Award Winners:
The Charlotte Franklin Award: Russell Herring, BATP Board Member
The Giving Award: Becky Clark
The Voice Award: Ecclesia Clear Lake Church
The Colin Fox Award: Rica Mauricio
The Star Award: Chevron
The Spirit of Volunteerism: Rita Armstrong
The Spirit of Volunteerism: Charlotte Birdsell
The Spirit of Volunteerism: Sue Plaumann
The Spirit of Volunteerism: Jane Saladin
The Spirit of Volunteerism: Linda Turchi
The Spirit of Volunteerism: Susan Zinn
The Partnership Award: Booz Allen Hamilton
The Partnership Award: CCISD Project Self Respect
The Partnership Award: Harris County District Attorney's Office FV Unit
The Partnership Award: UHCL Police Department, Officer Cory Mickens
NOTICE TO POTENTIAL VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are subject to a criminal background check. Convictions of FRAUD, THEFT OR ASSAULT ARE PROHIBITED.
Volunteer applicants who received services from our agency within the past 6 months are ineligible.