RISE

2020 Quarter 1 Volunteer Update

By Chantal Randall, Volunteer Relations Manager

The RISE Community of Builders, Volunteers, and Staff are some of the toughest people we know. Our relationships with each other have been rooted in empathy and hope amid great adversity. Because of this, it was no surprise to us that so many volunteers quickly responded to the call to serve Builders in unique ways amidst the COVID-19 Crisis!

As staff and Builders learn to navigate this new, temporary "normal", we are working on creative ways to keep everyone connected. An immediate way to support Builders, both on the inside and out, is to share any words of encouragement that are put on your heart via email with us. We will make sure to pass them on to the Builders! Volunteers have also offered to review Builders' resumes and personal statements online and provide feedback. We are hoping to have this underway at the end of April as Builders are completing these assignments. We are also exploring having volunteers record career-specific tutorials for our in-prison classes. Stay tuned!

RISE has established an Emergency Reentry Fund in anticipation of providing assistance to our graduates that have returned to the community or who are returning amid this turbulent time. Reentry in itself is a crisis. Trying to transition successfully during a worldwide crisis is unchartered and twice as challenging. RISE will continue to aid returning Builders with 'business-as-usual" services, while being equipped and aware of the special needs of our Builders that are sure to arise as time goes by during this COVID -19 crisis. 

As mentioned above, RISE is a community and we have to take care of all parts of the whole to be healthy. That includes you as a RISE volunteer! We couldn’t do this work without you. Please join us for RISE and Shine Online: Zoom Edition Friday mornings at 8 am and RISE Reads book club! We look forward to connecting with you, especially during this time of isolation and social distancing.

Thank you in advance for your continued support and patience. Be safe, be well.

Email Chantal

January 2021

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Friday, January 8, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom
RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Join us for our first RISE & Shine Online of 2021! Hop on between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! Start your 'casual Friday' off right with us! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Friday, January 15, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom
RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! Start your 'casual Friday' off right with us! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Friday, January 22, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom
RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! Start your 'casual Friday' off right with us! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Friday, January 29, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom
RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! Start your 'casual Friday' off right with us! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!