Volunteer Descriptions

A Word on Volunteering for a Christian Ministry

Love INC of Brevard provides volunteer opportunities in both our ministry office and retail store. In Love INC Operations, volunteers who serve in our office must be professing Christians who have made the faith decision to receive Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord. Love INC’s ministry is Christian, and so our mission, vision, core values and how we serve our clients, reflects the Christian faith. We open volunteer opportunities to people of various faiths and beliefs at Village Thrift store, with the understanding that Love INC cultivates a culture of Christian values.

Volunteer Teams and Roles

Love INC Operations

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
The Admin Team assists with the day-to-day operations of Love INC. Volunteers help keep the office running smoothly by maintaining files, creating documents, record keeping, answering phones, and providing admin support for team leaders. Admin Volunteers must know Microsoft Office (including Publisher).
Volunteer Roles: Admin Assistant, Office Receptionist
Availability: Weekly, 4 hours
Team Hours: Mon— Thurs, 1O:3O a.m.—2 p.m. at the Love INC office

CLEARINGHOUSE TEAM
The Clearinghouse is the “heart of the ministry,” where volunteers serve people in need. Intake Volunteers focus solely on conducting the intake interview while Client Mentors facilitate the action plan aimed at financial sustainability and a transformational difference in Christ. The Admin Assistant provides clerical support and answers calls.
Volunteer Roles: Intake Volunteer, Client Mentor, and Admin Assistant
Availability:   Weekly, 4 hours
Call Center Hours: Mon. 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Tues/Wed/Thurs 1O:30 a.m. —2 p.m. at the Love INC office 

FINANCE TEAM
The overall role of the Finance Team is to properly account for the organization’s financial transactions.  Accounting volunteers must possess a strong accounting background with great attention to detail and accuracy. Regular assignments include entering accounts payable data, preparing regular bank deposits, payroll reporting, contribution acknowledgement, and filing.
Volunteer Roles:   Accounting Volunteer (Positions Currently Filled)
Availability: Weekly, 4 hours
Office Hours: Daytime, flexible scheduling

INFO TECH TEAM
The Info Tech (IT) Team provides a wide variety of technical support guiding Love INC into the future using the latest technological solutions. Tech Volunteers have at least one of the following skill areas: Handles hardware configuration for computers and networks, maintains system-related software and network setups and maintenance, assists with database (CiviCRM) design and management, our website, design and maintenance, and Microsoft Office and Gmail.
Volunteer Role: Tech Volunteer
Availability: Weekly, 4 hours
Volunteer Hours: Tues/Wed/Thurs 1O:30 a.m. —2 p.m. at the Love INC office.

VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT TEAM
Volunteer Engagement coordinates volunteer recruitment, orientation, on-boarding, and retention. The Recruitment Website Manager manages recruitment sites where Love INC posts volunteer positions. The Event Volunteer sets up and assists at recruitment and appreciation events, and the Admin Assistant provides clerical support and conducts surveys.
Roles: Recruitment Website manager, Event Volunteer, and Admin Assistant
Availability: Weekly, 4 hours
Volunteer Hours: Tues./Thurs., 1O:3O a.m.—2 p.m. at Love INC, and remote hours offered

Gap Ministry

Love INC Gap Ministry bridges a GAP in community resources and provide services in a dignified way so clients can engage in solutions by resource-by-participation programs.

LOVE OPS SITE LEADER
The Love OPS Site Leader oversees Love OPS group service projects that are either done at a client’s home or at Village Thrift store. The Site Leader arrives early at the project site, collects paperwork, leads a short devotion and prayer, and then oversees the project to completion. Service projects include home maintenance, painting, yard work, cleaning, closet organizing, etc.
Availability: Times and locations vary, average of 4 hours.
Service Days: Weekdays or Saturday

Transformational Ministry

LIFE CURRICULA TEAM
The Life Curricula Team provides educational opportunities to clients aimed at lasting solutions to need aimed at a transformational difference. Programs include budget mentoring, spiritual classes and career development.
Roles: Budget Mentors, Career Development Mentor, Counseling Mentor
Availability: Scheduled, 5-week courses
Volunteer Hours: Mostly in the evenings or on weekends

Village Thrift Store

VILLAGE THRIFT
Village Thrift serves a dual purpose: Providing essential goods for families in need while supporting Love INC financially. Volunteers sort prepare and price items for sale, stock merchandise and ring up sales. Departments include: Arts & Crafts, Books, Clothing and Shoes, Electronics, Housewares, Linens, Jewelry, Sporting goods and Tools, and the Women’s Boutique. The E-bay Sales volunteer researches market value, writes ads, photographs item, posts ad and tracks the sales process to completion.
Availability: Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or seasonally
Volunteer Roles Cashier, Donations Intake, Sorting and Pricing, E-bay sales
Store Hours: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday 

COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEERING
Love INC offers Community Service Volunteer opportunities at Village Thrift store to meet student course and graduation requirements, court-ordered community service, and employee programs. The application process is streamlined (no orientation required) so that individuals can be cleared to volunteer in a timely fashion. For application and program information CLICK HERE.
Volunteer Role: Community Service
Availability: Weekly, scheduled
Store Hours: Mon -Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TRANSPORT TEAM (Gap Ministry)
The Transport Team works in 2-person crews to conduct donation pick-ups and deliver large-sized Village Thrift purchases such as furniture and major appliances.
Volunteer Role: Transport Volunteer and Driver
Availability: Minimum once a month, 3 hours
Service Hours:  Weekdays or Saturday