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Volunteering at the Shelter

The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter is committed to ending all forms of violence in personal relationships and within the community. The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter recognizes that violence in the home is a significant crime impacting the whole community’s health and well being. The volunteer program at the Shelter Home is a rewarding experience. 

A volunteer at the shelter helps many women and children each year by being an empathetic listener and support person. The training is a 16 hour program. The initial 5 hours are spent with the Coordinator of Volunteer Services and covers the Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Empathy Training, and the policies of the shelter. Three more hours are spent with the Coordinator of Volunteer Services to learn forms and paperwork. The remaining 8 hours are spent observing other volunteers. Once the training is completed, volunteers can sign up for shifts of 3 or 4 hours that fit their schedule. The schedule is made on a monthly basis with the volunteers selecting the shifts they can work.

Listed below are the jobs that are available to volunteers.

  • Crisis Phone – Answering the crisis and business phones
  • Listening – Being an empathetic listener and support person to victims
  • Cleaning – Basic household cleaning can be done by a volunteer, if they wish
  • Child Care – Child care is provided once a week during the evening support group

Training is provided in Empathy and Crisis Intervention and is offered at various times throughout the year. For more information and an application, please call (906) 337-5632 

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Contributing Financially to the Shelter

If you are interested in contributing monetarily to the effort to end domestic violence, the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter has established a campaign called Friends of the Shelter. You are able to donate to this fund at any time. You may also request to be put on the shelter's mailing list and receive our Newsletter, "Off the Beaten Path"

There is also a recently established Endowment Fund. This fund is essential in providing for the long-term life of the Shelter. For more information on how you can contribute through these funds, please contact us at:

Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home
P.O. Box 8
Calumet, MI 49913
(906) 337-5632

Consider becoming a BKG Shelter Home Board Member.

The Shelter Board works closely with the Executive Director to determine policy and oversee the Shelter's legal, financial and ethical activities. The Board is very active and involved in many activities; for example, organizing community awareness events, fundraising, publishing a quarterly newsletter, budget planning, and website development, to name a few.

Please contact the Shelter for more information about how you can become
involved.

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Volunteers Make the Difference
 
Being a volunteer at the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter can be a rewarding experience.  A volunteer at the shelter helps many residents and their children by being an empathetic support person.  Once our 16 hour volunteer training is completed, volunteers sign up for shifts that fit their schedule.  The schedule is made on a monthly basis with the volunteers selecting the shifts they can work.

Volunteers are also needed for childcare during support group.  This is a two hour commitment once a week.

Please call 337-5632 for more information about volunteer training.

 
 
9th Annual Spring Music Celebration
 
Saturday, May 6th, 20176
7:00PM to 10:00PM

All donations and proceeds will go to the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home.

MORE INFO.
 
 
 

Shelter Home Wish List

 

Baby Monitors

Diapers (SZ-4,5)

Laundry & dish soap

Women’s socks

Slippers – all sizes

Postage stamps
 

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