In 2017, Begin Anew's hope is that every student in our programs will have someone walking alongside them, encouraging and praying for them as they reach their goals. Due to the growth God has blessed us with over the past year, we are in need of 75 more Encouragers and Prayer Partners.
Could God be calling you to step out in faith and be a Prayer Partner or Encourager to bring His hope to a person struggling to overcome the obstacles caused by poverty?
Why Volunteer: Begin Anew students do not have the support systems, relationships, and role models needed to reach their goals. A prayer partner or encourager is matched to every student to pray, listen and encourage them along their journey to reach their goals and create a brighter future. Our students are enrolled in classes to obtain High School Diploma, computer and job skills, or speak the English, needed to succeed and earn a living wage.
Who can Volunteer: We are looking for grounded Christian men and women that would like to give back and support their community. No mentoring experience is necessary. We simply ask for a desire to care for a student and encourage them along the process of reaching their goals.
What does it look like to be a Prayer Partner: As a prayer partner, you will be matched up with one or more students and commit to praying for and communicating with them for a six month period. This includes a weekly message via texting, voicemail, email or card with a note reminding the student you have been praying for them and also a Bible verse you feel would encourage them that week. You will be providing the much needed support to a student waiting to be paired up with an encourager. Though you will not physically be there walking beside that student each week, your prayers are powerful and we believe can have a huge impact on the lives of these men and women.
What does it look like to be an Encourager: As an encourager, you will be matched up with one student and commit to meeting with them for one hour weekly for a one year period. You will provide a listening, supportive relationship in which a student can discuss his/her personal goals and life situation.
For more information on volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Recruiter & Trainer, Lauren Christians at
615-332-2480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.