Contracting/Corporate/Community/School& Other Volunteer Opportunities at St. Peter’s Orphanage
There are many volunteer opportunities for schools, business, community organizations and individuals at St. Peter’s Orphanage. The residence is set on 9 acres and houses more than 16 young men so we can always use landscaping assistance and contracting type maintenance/upgrades in the plumbing, painting, electrical, heating/cooling, and carpentry areas. Community organizations/groups and schools can volunteer time with grounds clean up, smaller scale on-site projects, fund raising for specific needs related to the residents (e.g., camping/sporting equipment, clothing or furniture, etc.). Corporate sponsorship is another way local, state, and national/international business can improve both the quality of life for these young men and the facility they live in.
St. Peter's Volunteer Program
St. Peter’s Village acknowledges the need for our residents to receive individual attention, and positive role models. It is for this reason that we have implemented a Volunteer Program designed to address these needs. Below please find the definition and qualifications for this program. St. Peter’s Volunteer Program meets the specifications of the State Manual of Requirements, as stated in 10:127-5.5.
An individual who comes to St. Peter’s during study hour (usually one day each week) and assists an assigned resident with his homework and basic reading, mathematics and study skills. Tutors may only meet with residents on site, and while under staff supervision.
Before interacting with any resident, all tutors must first complete a brief application, which requests basic personal information, a list of any skills the volunteer will bring to our program, and three personal references. In addition, tutors must sign a disclosure form, a “Promise of Confidentiality” form, and an authorization for St. Peter’s to obtain a Criminal History Record File.
All volunteers must attend an orientation-training seminar, which is run by St. Peter’s Mental Health Clinician. For all volunteers, the training seminar will include; an introduction to the facility, population served, brief description of general diagnoses, medications and their side effects, behaviors and appropriate responses. Additional training areas will be covered as requested or deemed necessary.
Upon completion of the application, disclosure form, training seminar, reference check, as well as receipt of a satisfactory Criminal History Background Check, the tutor will be assigned to work with a specific resident.
If you would like more information concerning our tutor program, please E-mail Tara Pruden at Tara.Pruden@stpetersorphanage.org