Turning Point

Turning Point serves domestic violence victims and their families in Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union and Wyandot Counties.

Volunteers to help with the annual Picnic On The Porch event held at the Marion Shelter on Friday, October 4.  On this day, invite the public is invited to come out for some refreshments, tour the shelter, and learn more about the issue of domestic violence in the community.

You can help with:

  • Attendee Check-in – These duties will take place on Friday, October 4, with setup beginning 9:30 am.  A short training session will occur on Tuesday, October 1.
  • Electronic check-in – Four (4) individuals to help with electronic check-in using Google Form for individuals who have RSVP’d
  • Paper check-in – Four (4) individuals to help with paper check-in for individuals who have not RSVP’d
  • Check-in Guides – Two (2) individuals to guide individuals from shuttles to check-in
  • Greeters – Two (2) individuals to hand out commemorative ribbons and fill in for other check-in positions listed above.
  • Refreshment Supply – These duties will take place on Friday, October 4, beginning at 10 am.
  • Two (2) individuals to restock supply of drinks, paper goods, and desserts.
  • Parking Direction – These duties will take place on Friday, October 4, beginning at 9 am.
  • Three (3) individuals to help direct visitors where to park and direct to shuttle pick up to take to shelter.
  • Floaters – These duties will take place on Friday, October 4, beginning at 9 am.
  • Two (2) individuals to act as a floater to help give breaks, check trash, etc.
  • Event Set Up – These duties will take place on Thursday, October 3, beginning at 4 pm.
  • A group (10-25 individuals) to help set up tables and tents, get items ready, and do simple spot cleaning to prepare.
  • Clean Up – These duties will take place on Friday, October 4, beginning at 2 pm.
  • A group (10-25 individuals) to help tear down tables, put items away, empty trash, and other cleaning duties that arise after the Picnic on the Porch event takes place.

Ongoing opportunities include:

  • Shelter Coordinator Assistant: Assist the Shelter Coordinator in sorting donations along with various other house managerial duties as assigned.  (Position available in Marion and Delaware).
  • Literature Distributor: Help in the production of various brochures and literature created in house by Turning Point.  Help with the distribution of these items to various businesses and agencies within our service area.  (Production will take place in Marion or Delaware, distribution to Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union, and Wyandot Counties.)
  • Children’s Area Maintenance: Help keep germs from spreading by cleaning all of the toys in our children’s areas.  Go through toys to see what is broken, needs fixed and/or replaced. (Position available in Marion and Delaware).

All individual volunteers will be asked to complete a Volunteer Orientation Session.  This is a 1 to 2 hour group session that covers Turning Point policies and procedures.  During this session, a tour of the shelter will be given, and this will be an excellent time to discuss any questions about Turning Point’s Volunteer Program.  Prior to the session, Turning Point asks that individual volunteers undergo a BCI (background check) at their own expense.  Turning Point will reimburse the cost of the BCI check after the volunteer has completed 20 hours of volunteering within 6 months of the receipt of the completed check.

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