Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Always Welcome and Needed

 

Turning Point Volunteers Are Needed

Volunteers at Turning Point complete client intakes, answer phones, work on the computer, and help with our small emergency food pantry. Volunteers may also be asked to help with general organizing, computer updating, scanning, filing, fundraising, shopping and help during the holidays, and assistance with our special programs.  The Turning Point office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Volunteers are needed most during these hours but could also be used during non-operational hours.  If you are interested in volunteering, please call 508.291.0535 or email bkashner@helpfbms.org.  Learn more here, Volunteer Job Description.

Volunteer with Baby Point

Baby Point, is a monthly program which requires volunteer services to help distribute diapers, wipes, clothing, and other baby products to clients in need.  If you are interested in assisting with this program, please email turningpointspecialprograms@gmail.com.

Holiday Outreach Volunteer Opportunities

Turning Point operates the Holiday Outreach program that assists families in need with holiday gifts, clothing, and food during the month of December.  If you are interested in assisting with this program by sponsoring a family, making a financial contribution, or volunteering your time, please email turningpointspecialprograms@gmail.com.

Volunteer opportunities for school credit are also available.

Volunteers’ Stories

Hi. My name is Harriet. Growing up on the Cape my family was very poor. There were lots of us – 8, actually, and a Mother. We all worked very hard to survive. Age 11 was the magic age. When you turned 11 yrs old you had to work full time all summer long. And even though we worked hard we still needed help, and we got it, from an agency like Turning Point. Part of our life lesson was that if you get help you also give help to others. And so we did. Even to this day my siblings and I are paying our many blessings forward.

Finding Turning Point was a natural progression of our family principle. I am glad to be a part of Turning Point and joining with others working for the betterment of the wider community.

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We had a client of Turning Points and the Nights of Hospitality that I worked with. He was one of several of my favorites . This gentleman spent his days in the library. He was an avid reader, always had a book in his pocket. Several people who knew him gave him books to read. I always enjoyed talking to him. One night after dinner he came up to me and said thank you. I took it to mean thank you for dinner. He said ” no thank you for treating me like a human, just talking to me. When on the streets no one talks to myself or the others like a human, I miss regular conversation.” I learned a lot from him as to how the homeless survive on the street, what an eye opener and impressive.

Ellie