There are many opportunities to volunteer your time and talents to support Trinity’s ministries and our community. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact the Trinity office. If you do not see something that appeals to you, please get in touch with us and let us know what skills you have to share, and we will work with you to find somewhere that you can help. Weekly volunteer schedules can be found on page 11 of this newsletter.
Do You Like to Drive? Volunteer Medical Transportation
Where can you turn when you have a medical or dental appointment and need a ride? Residents of both Greece and Charlotte who are without a car or no longer drive can call an organization called FISH (Friends in Service Here).
Starting at 6:00 A.M., the FISH answering service takes these calls then calls volunteer schedulers whose job it is to arrange needed transportation. Later that same morning, those needing a ride will get a phone call from a FISH driver to arrange a time for pick up. They’ll also be told when to expect them to take you back home. A driver quite often has two or more clients.
You can volunteer to be a regular or an extra driver. Volunteer drivers agree to set aside one or two days per month to be drive. Extra drivers are “on-call” and may get a request on any day, however extra drivers can decline the request.
DRIVERS ARE CURRENTLY NEEDED, as clients end up having to reschedule needed health and dental care if there are not enough volunteers available.
The rewards for driving include knowing that you’ve helped a stranger and that your kindness is greatly appreciated. You never know; you might get to know a client because you see them more than once. Meeting people in this way can be very uplifting!
If you have questions or if you want to volunteer: CALL the GREECE FISH answering service at 585-453-2370. You will be put in contact with someone who can answer your questions and put your services to good use!
There will be informative FISH trifolds on the Narthex table just outside of Trinity’s library opposite the sanctuary. You will also find information about LIFESPAN which sponsors FISH. If you wish, speak with me, Dorothy Romanet, or my husband, Bob Romanet, as both of us are volunteers. Bob is a regular twice a month driver and I am an extra driver. We attend the 10:30 service, and Bob can be seen after the 9:00 service when he is the projectionist.
For over three years, Greece Baptist Church has hosted a Respite Carer Service on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 pm until 4:30 pm. We provide care for individuals suffering from dementia so that their regular family caregiver can have a break. Volunteers come from several churches in Greece. At the Respite Care we do crafts and puzzles, play games, and do physical activities with the guests. A short training is required for the volunteers. Most volunteers serve once or twice a month. We have families on our waiting list, but we are currently limited by the number of volunteers. If this kind of service appeals to you, please contact Fred Fant or the Trinity office for more details.
Kids for College Mentorship Program for Rural and Migrant Ministries
Do you have experience filling our applications and financial aid forms for college? We are looking for people to help migrant families with teenagers who are applying to college. Volunteers for the Kids for College program will be assigned a young person to mentor for a 3-6 month period. If you are interested, please speak with Barb Deming or contact the Trinity office.