The mission of Grace Campus is to inspire hope, instill value, and equip the homeless in our community.  It is our desire to not only provide temporary shelter for the homeless in Lubbock, but to also come alongside these individuals helping them prepare mentally, physically and emotionally as they work to move out of the cycle of homelessness. 

 

There are no words that could adequately express how much we have missed our amazing volunteers!  Many of you are aware that the individuals we work with on a daily basis are often health compromised and extremely susceptible to the illnesses around them, therefore we are so thankful for your understanding during this time.  We have created small steps to re-open volunteer opportunities.  In order to best fulfill the mission of Grace Campus, our board of directors and staff will consistently evaluate the current risk on campus and in our community to determine if activities involving volunteers need to be altered. We ask that volunteers follow all health and safety protocols in order to protect volunteers, staff, clients, and other agencies we partner with throughout this area. We appreciate your understanding if we must cancel/alter a volunteer opportunity with limited notice.

PHASE 1 of Volunteer Reopening due to COVID-19:  Integrate service opportunities that have minimal contact to clients, as well as individuals meeting with a limited number of clients where social distancing can be easily enforced.  (Ex. small group painting a house, a person mentoring on campus, etc...)

ALL service opportunities will require approval by a director.   

Volunteers are only allowed in the area/areas that have been previously approved. 

Volunteers will not be allowed in restrooms that are on-site.

Meals being served by volunteer groups will not happen during this phase.  This opportunity will be included in phase 2 of volunteer re-openings.

 

Volunteers must:

  • adhere/sign the Grace Campus Volunteer Agreement form. 

  • wear a face covering at all times while on campus grounds.

  • be willing to have temperature checked upon arrival.

  • be willing to excuse themselves from serving due to illness or exposure to illness.

  • have been previously approved by a director.

GENERAL VOLUNTEER EXPECTATIONS & GUIDELINES

 

Thank you for choosing to volunteer at Grace Campus.  Our goal is not to make you paranoid, but to share some guidelines that will help you have a positive volunteer experience at Grace Campus.

  • All behavior and communication should be respectful to anyone you encounter on Grace Campus property. 

  • Do not leave purses or personal items lying around.  Keep them on your person or locked somewhere safe.

  • Never give out cash.  Check with a director before giving out any other type of resources. 

  • Wear gloves anytime you may be dealing with a client’s body fluids.

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.

  • Never give out rides. 

  • If someone is inappropriate towards you or makes you feel uncomfortable in any way, please inform staff.

  • If anyone becomes violent, verbally threatening, or seems to be participating in sketchy behavior… remove yourself from the situation and alert a staff member. 

  • Make sure you keep your boundaries.  Do not give out personal information.    

  • It isn't uncommon for someone that is upset about something to retaliate with accusations towards someone that are untrue.  If you happen to hear something that is concerning or inappropriate, please let a director know immediately so that we can investigate the situation further.    

  • Ensure that interactions with clients are in view of others and cannot be misconstrued.   Do not put yourself in a situation where you are out of the possible visibility of others.

  • You must dress modestly.  No short shorts or low-cut shirts. 

  • Model good character with positive attitudes, words, and actions.

  • Volunteers should be at Grace Campus only during scheduled volunteer hours.  If you have a situation that requires extended hours, please let a director know. 

  • Contact Information- Jerri Ann’s cell phone is 806-632-7709 and Chris's cell phone is 806-544-3365.  Please put these numbers in your phone.  Texting is often the quickest way to reach us. 

Confidentiality – You are asked to maintain the confidentiality of all clients and community receiving services or staying at Grace Campus. Please do NOT relay names or identities to friends or family out of respect for the privacy of all residents receiving GC services.

I understand the expectations that are required to be a volunteer at Grace Campus and agree to abide by the expectations stated above.  I realize that these expectations are in place for the over-all good of the community and that failure to abide by these expectations could result in being unable to volunteer at Grace Campus.

If you want a hard copy of this document, you will find a link at the bottom this page.

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