Payne County Helping Hands
What is Payne County Helping Hands?
Resilient Payne County in partnership with Payne County Department of Human Services is launching a new community volunteer program Payne County (PC) Helping Hands. The goal of Helping Hands is to provide assistance to the Department of Human Services and help build a positive environment for children and families.
Helping Hands Volunteers will be an integral part of the Payne County Department of Human Services. There is a broad range of volunteer opportunities that help serve DHS clients and staff. Volunteers will provide personalized ways to help children, families, staff, and communities in a variety of ways. Every effort is made to place Helping Hands volunteers in
opportunities that best meet their abilities and interests. As a volunteer, you do not replace paid staff but donate your time and skills to supplement staff services.
The range of Helping Hands volunteer opportunities, include:
o Transporting children to parent visitations
o Supervise parent and child visitations
o Set up and help maintain learning centers in visitation rooms
o Supervise children during the placement process
o Maintain Emergency Supplies
o Sit with and rock hospitalized babies in DHS care
o Monthly DHS Staff Appreciation
o And more
How do I volunteer?
The RPC Volunteer Champion is Caryl Talley. Prospective volunteers must send their contact information including Name, Email Address, and contact phone numbers to email@example.com. Caryl will send your contact information to the Department of Human Services (DHS). You will be contacted by DHS personnel within 2 days and sent a Volunteer Services Application packet. The online application must be completed (or mailed into the DHS office) and an interview held prior to a volunteer placement. The application collects basic demographic information, preferences for placement and personal interests. DHS will provide orientation and training sessions for volunteers. Volunteer Assignments are
matched to your interest, skills, and availability.
Helping Hands provides a valuable network of support for communities countywide. If you have ever wondered how you can help make a difference, The PC Helping Hands program
provides that opportunity. Help us support children and families and make a difference in their lives. You chose the amount of time you want to commit and how you want to volunteer. If you are unable to donate time, consider donating items to emergency supply needs such as children’s clothing, baby items, snacks, …..