Volunteers


At Walk Right In Ministries, we value the time, talents and passion that people want to offer to a mission they care about. Volunteers support vital functions of Walk Right In Ministries’ operations and family-oriented services while experiencing meaningful opportunities to engage in the community.

Walk Right In Ministries needs volunteers of all skill and experience levels.

Many opportunities are suitable for the typical teen or adult. Other opportunities require a certain level of skill and/or experience. In some cases where skills are limited or assistance is needed, tasks can be modified to allow meaningful participation. With that in mind, we try to work with people of all abilities in identifying opportunities that fit a person’s unique interests and skills. Occasionally, a volunteer needs a partner to provide support or supervision. We welcome our volunteers to serve as a team and simply ask that you provide your own buddy.

There are many different ways people can serve throughout the year. You can commit occasional or regular time — simply one project a year, an hour or two now and then, or a monthly commitment to a special project. Some projects can even be done from the comfort of your own home! Also, during late summer and early fall, our annual Jammin’ Pie Fest involves more than 50 volunteers. (More details on that below.) Truly, we have opportunities for everyone.

We welcome students looking for community service hours (e.g., National Honor Society, church youth groups) as well as families, small groups and others looking for community service projects.

WRIM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Consider the area(s) that may interest you:

  • Hospitality
  • Research
  • Fundraising
  • Prayer Team
  • Website maintenance
  • Social media
  • Graphic design
  • Bookeeping
  • Guest blogging — Contact us to request Submission Guidelines
  • Lending Library
  • “Walk Partner” — note writing, companionship
  • Volunteer Coordinator — currently looking for leadership in this area

Time Commitment: Varies | Some Seasonal | Flexible, as needed

Please contact us for a complete listing of volunteer opportunities and explore a role that fits you perfectly!

For general inquiries or questions about partnering with Walk Right In Ministries as a volunteer, please contact us!


Do you have interest in serving on our BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

We are looking for people who are passionate about Walk Right In Ministries and want to help us follow Jesus into the world. Board terms are 3 years. Individuals who could make a complementary addition to our team may be a special needs family member and/or have background in areas such as leadership, financial planning, accounting, marketing, disability services, non-profits, health care, special education or law. Please contact us for guidelines and more information.


Festival Volunteer Opportunities

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The annual Jammin’ Pie Fest (typically early October) involves more than 60 volunteers annual and is a very fun way to be part of the community! Some serve for an hour or two and others contribute significantly more time during the weeks of planning, preparation and event follow up. There are opportunities for everyone.

Various projects and tasks happen in the weeks prior to the annual event as well as on event day. Opportunities range from preparing bulk mailings and collecting donations in the summer months to greeting guests and serving pie.

Time Commitment: Blocks of 1-3 hours | Seasonal (August-October) | Specific Times TBD

Visit the Jammin’ Pie Fest site for more details or follow the buttons below.

Jammin’ Pie Fest welcomes volunteers of all abilities.

Most volunteer opportunities at Jammin’ Pie Fest are suitable for the typical teen or adult. A few needs require a high level of skill and/or experience. In many cases where skills are limited or assistance is needed, tasks can be modified to allow meaningful participation. With that in mind, we try to work with people of all abilities in identifying opportunities that fit a person’s unique interests and skills. Occasionally, a volunteer needs a partner to provide support or supervision. We welcome our volunteers to serve as a team and simply ask that you provide your own buddy.

We also welcome students looking for community service hours (e.g., National Honor Society, church youth groups) as well as families, small groups and others looking for community service projects.

Please review the opportunities described below and let us know how you would like to come alongside the Jammin’ Pie Fest team to create another wonderful celebration of life, encouragement and inclusive community!

A VARIETY OF OPTIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS

Various projects and tasks involve volunteers in the weeks prior to the event, on event day and in the 2-3 weeks following the event. Opportunities range from preparing bulk mailings and collecting donations in the summer months to greeting guests and serving pie in October. Specific areas of need include but are not limited to those listed below.

Time Commitment: Blocks of 1-3 hours| Seasonal (August-October)| Specific Times TBD

  • Labeling and sorting bulk mailings
  • Take inventory of supplies and make shopping list
  • Solicit donations
  • Shop for supplies
  • Prepare pie contest tasting and voting packets
  • Assemble guest “welcome” bags
  • Prepare auction baskets, door prizes/giveaways, baker prizes
  • Plan and implement stage décor
  • Complete yard work (September)
  • Set up
  • Tear down 
  • Provide ASL (sign language) interpretation
  • Host a table (e.g., guest check-in, pie registration, merchandise “shop,” beverage station)
  • Serve pie
  • Greet guests
  • Support any first-aid needs
  • Update mailing lists (post event)
  • Write “thank you” notes (post event)
  • Deliver “thank you” packages to donors (post event)

As event day draws closer, the volunteer registration process is always available on Sign-Up Genius. In the meantime, if you have questions about serving at Jammin’ Pie Fest, please contact us!