Men’s Life Recovery Program

men-residential-program-hero-960-imgThank you for your interest in serving the Men’s Life Recovery Program. Below is a list of ways you can get involved. A staff member will contact you within a week or so following your Light of Life orientation to discuss your interest in the program.

Please fill out an application if you would like to move forward as a volunteer for Light of Life.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Just as our testimonies can be used in powerful ways, your work experiences and areas of interest can be used to lead clients toward lasting, rewarding employment. The individuals in our community have a wide range of skills and training.

You can get involved by:

  • Providing insight about a particular job field (the challenges, opportunities, recommended skills, etc.)
  • Sharing your personal testimony in a group setting on the subject of finding purpose or demonstrating stewardship in the workplace
  • Offering guidance/instruction on personal finances, necessary life skills or other challenges related to gaining stability in life and employment
  • Introducing qualified clients to businesses and business owners as potential employers or internship placement

 *Both daytime and evening hours available

TUTORING
Several of our clients are advancing their education by seeking their GED or by earning a postsecondary degree. You can help them reach their goals by providing individual tutoring in any of the following subjects: math, reading, writing, science and computer skills. Your encouragement and support can make a lasting difference in their journey!

 *Both daytime and evening hours available. Tutoring typically occurs weekly for 60-90 minutes.

CREATIVE LEARNING
Learning to enjoy leisure time by exploring old and new interests is a vital part of leading a balanced life. Do you have a passion for a particular hobby or form of recreation? To get involved you could …

  • Help plan or participate in one of our Friday Creative Learning outings. Recent examples include visiting area museums, touring Laurel Caverns, hiking, biking, outdoor camping, bowling, golf, etc.
  • Share your enjoyment of a favorite hobby with an individual client who shares your interest. Examples might include drawing, woodworking, playing an instrument, fly-fishing, computer programming, painting, etc.

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT
In order to provide a program that addresses our clients’ specific needs, it is necessary to assess their skills and knowledge. As a volunteer you can help by learning to administer the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). The TABE is a reliable, comprehensive academic assessment used by Light of Life to determine individual strengths and areas of need. An Education and Employment staff member will provide you with needed training and materials.

*Both daytime and evening hours available. Testing typically takes approximately two hours.

OFFICE ASSISTANCE
Serve in the E&E trenches by providing general office duties or preparation for various programs. Tasks may include;

  • Data entry, light filing, making copies
  • Organizing materials for classes, preparing course folders, updating binders and spreadsheets

MENTORING
When a man is 6-9 months into the program, we match him with a mentor from the community.  A mentor spends at least four hours a month with the man he is matched with doing things like going out to coffee, talking on the phone, taking walks, etc.  During the year there are outings arranged through Light of Life for the men and their mentors such as going to Pirates baseball games, bowling, etc. This is at least a one-year commitment with on-going support for mentors.  Hours of availability are flexible.  This is a great discipleship opportunity, and we expect your own heart will grow in the process of being involved as a mentor.

For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 412-258-6128.

Click here to fill out the volunteer application.

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