Tag: volunteer

Hands that Help Heal

a Volunteer Experience
by
Jessica Ray, FCNI staff
April, 26, 2018 -

Being located on the Central Coast of California certainly has some great perks. As we all know, we’ve got beautiful beaches, pretty perfect weather, and amazing wine and local cuisine, just to name a few. But by far, our area’s greatest perk is the strong community-spirit that pervades San Luis Obispo County. We here at FCNI see this spirit demonstrated time and time again.

The Virtues of Volunteering

by
Jim Roberts, CEO and Founder
January, 30, 2018 -

Volunteerism should be a big deal in our country. It is universally valued--nobody in their right mind would say disparaging words about volunteers or volunteering. Not everyone can be a philanthropic giver, but most everyone can be a volunteer. You don’t have to have wealth or material resource; you just need to have time, heart and a sense of adventure. Volunteering is not age constrained and can be enjoyed by both the young and old. Volunteering is not only good for society--organizations like the Family Care Network depend on it--but it’s good for you, the Volunteer.

A Mentor Spotlight

Ana and Pearl
by
Jessica Ray, FCNI Staff
January, 16, 2018 -

Mentor relationship aren’t just made, they’re cultivated through shared experiences, earned trust and genuine care. We always appreciate the compassion and patience our Mentors show towards their developing mentor relationships, as it makes all the difference in showing our kids that each one of them is important and unique.

Being the Difference

A Local Shop Makes a Big Impact
by
Pieter Neethling, Volunteer Resource Coordinator
October, 25, 2017 -

Each year, the Family Care Network has the honor of partnering with local organizations and businesses to make a difference in the lives of the children, youth and families we serve. Recently, we had the pleasure of partnering with Old Navy to create a unique opportunity for our young adults who are eager to learn about employment and working.

Building Upon the Little Things

by
Pam Keller, FCNI Mentor
January, 23, 2017 -

I have always loved working with children and I hope that I have some positive impact in their lives. I knew that I had a great volunteer opportunity when I read the Family Care Network’s (FCNI) mentorship request online. It had my name written all over it!

Mentoring

Giving Back by Diving In
by
Zeke Graf, FCNI Mentor
January, 19, 2016 -

Four years ago I was a bit lost. To help me find my footing again, I thought that a mentor or at least someone I could confide in, would be helpful. So I embarked on mentor relationship and it truly changed my life. And over the course of our three year relationship, my Mentor has become a father figure to me and a really close friend. Growing up in the environment that I did—parents struggling with addiction and having been homeless for a period of time—I wish I had had a mentor to help guide me through these difficult circumstances. 

How Making a Difference Makes a Difference to Me

by
Jayne Engle-Allen, CRD Subcommittee Member, Longtime FCNI Supporter and a 2015 Circle of Serving Honoree
July, 20, 2015 -

I am one of the lucky ones. I grew up in a home, with two parents who loved me and provided for me. I was safe and secure.  This was my “normal” and I assumed everyone else had the same.  The first time I realized I was lucky, was when a boy named Anthony moved in with us.  I was in the first grade, my brother was in third grade, and now we had another person joining our family, a foster brother, and he was a fifth grader.  I had heard the word “foster” before.

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