V O L U N T E E R
ONE EIGHTY NEEDS YOUR HELP.
WILL YOU CONSIDER JOINING OUR TEAM TO BRING HOPE TO OUR COMMUNITY?
One Eighty utilizes hundreds of volunteers every month. We would love for you to join us. Below is a brief list of some of the ways you can get involved as well as some basic info about the commitment required.
WORKING WITH KIDS
Our Prevent ministries are designed to be school based and allow for us to build relationships and meet needs, while also getting to tell kids about Jesus. Our prevent programs have changed a little during the pandemic but here are the ways you can currently get involved:
Safety Team – helping to monitor kids, keep people safe, oversee spectators – this could vary from helping at Quest for Christ to being security at an athletic tournament. If you have some time to spare and would like to help make our programs safe for everyone involved, we’d love to have you.
Hours and commitments would vary depending on what programs you were helping with
Small group leaders – leading a small group of elementary school aged kids at Quest for Christ in a time of learning about Jesus and having some fun with games, crafts, etc. Curriculum is provided.
About an hour and a half per week for 12-13 weeks out of the year.
This usually takes place after school in the afternoon.
Tutors – this is a chance to work one on one with a student from Davenport Community Schools who could benefit from some tutoring. Basic computer knowledge is helpful but we can train you.
2 hour a week commitment
Typically takes place in the afternoon
Athletics – we offer a variety of sports throughout the year. We are always looking for coaches (both head coaches AND helpers). It’s entry level sports and you don’t have to have experience. Just a willingness to spend some time teaching kids a sport and building relationships
Usually one or two nights a week for an hour or two
Days/times vary depending on what sport it is
OUTREACH TO THE COMMUNITY
These are usually one-time events throughout the year like neighborhood clean ups or helping a partnering agency with a festival they are putting on. Watch our social media and newsletters for info about events like this! You can also sign up to be put on the list of people who are interested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a once a month event right at the corner of 6th and Marquette where we serve a meal to the neighbors, play games and do some kind of service project. The details about those events can be found in our newsletter or on our Facebook page.
WORKING WITH RESIDENTS IN OUR PROGRAM
Teachers – we offer a variety of classes from spiritual classes to practical classes like budgeting, employment prep, life skills, etc. If you are interested in learning more about teaching opportunities, we’d love to talk to you some more.
Days and hours vary – there are day time and evening classes
Mentors – every resident gets a mentor. This is a great chance to come alongside a resident in our program and help them navigate this new life.
This requires about an hour a week to meet with the resident and some availability for a phone call or two during the week.
Service Team Members – this one is pretty simple. We need people to help get residents to appointments and things.
This is an “as needed” kind of job where you would just be added to a list and they can call you when they need to schedule a ride somewhere to see if you are available to take them.
*Volunteers working with kids are required to pass a background check. We offer a training twice a year that we require our volunteers to attend at some point.
Please fill out the form below and we will have a staff person get in touch with you to find the right spot for you and help you with next steps.