Get Involved

Read about our Volunteer and Mentorship opportunities below, or contact Dr. Natalie Ellington, our Executive Director at: eileenandcallie@gmail.com or call 567.233.2632 to discuss specific volunteer, mentoring, donation and endowment opportunities. The need is great and with the creative use of all our talents, working together there is so much that can be accomplished. Sowing into the lives of young people returns dividends beyond measure. In our everyday existence, we can touch one another in ways and meaning that we can’t imagine – just by being ourselves and answering a call placed on our hearts.

Not all of us can do great things. But we can all do small things with great love.

Mother Theresa

Volunteer

Many skillsets are needed as we build the organization, open the home, and empower, equip and coach our young ladies. We can match your skills and interests with their needs.

Social Media:

  • Manage Facebook page
  • Manage Twitter account

Marketing:

  • Develop public awareness campaigns
  • Maintain Media Kit

Development:

  • Research grant opportunities
  • Write grant applications
  • Manage donor communications

Event Planner:

  • Coordinate Annual Benefit Breakfast
  • Coordinate Celebrate 18!

Administrative:

  • Coordinate mentor/mentee connections
  • Schedule private receptions
  • Compile manuals
    • Policy & Procedures
    • Mentoring

Mentorship

Our Policy regarding Mentoring:

Eileen & Callie’s Place is a 501(c)(3) faith-based organization committed to empowering, educating, and coaching young women aged out of foster care. These young ladies need genuine relationships, mentors who are truly concerned about their well-being and their future.  The fulfillment to what is needed is clearly expressed in Jeremiah 29:11:

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

We, therefore, require that ALL of our mentors be of like faith and belief in this vital call and approach this program with the love and commitment it deserves. Please refer to our Statement of Faith. Applicants seeking consideration as Mentors will be governed by our Mentor Program Policy. Completing and submitting an application acknowledges that you have read and agree to abide by said policy.

We are only considering female applicants for acceptance into the Mentoring Program and thank you for your interest.

Purpose of mentoring program:

  • To help young ladies (18-24) who have aged out of the foster care system develop a positive vision for the future.

What does a mentor do?

  • Develops a trusting relationship with the mentee,
  • Creates a safe learning environment,
  • Facilitates the mentee’s growth by sharing resources,
  • Coaches the mentee on particular skills,
  • Focuses on the mentee’s total development, and
  • Challenges the mentee to move beyond her comfort zone.

What are the basic requirements?

  • Consistency
  • Honesty
  • Transparency

What are the commitment terms?

  • Short Term – 1 year
  • Mid Term – 2 years plus
  • Long Term – until your mentee achieves stability

Volunteer Opportunities

Area

Description

Dinner Check in dinner guests; collect door prize entries, distribute programs
Boutique Arrange clothes, shoes, accessories in appealing manner; assist girls with selections; serve as personal shoppers
Cleanup Teardown and cleanup in gym (6-7 pm); in dining room (8 -9)
Decorations Decorate gym with balloons, posters, etc. and dining room with centerpieces, door prizes, gifts
Floaters/Host  Assist girls needing help; assist where needed; available for rose & gift distribution
Food Service Assist caterers; place table runners, cake trays/cupcakes on each table
Hair Stylists Licensed;  cut and/or style only (2 – 5:45)
Jewelry Counter Assist girls with jewelry selections
Liaisons Assist service providers/vendors etc. with setup and other needs
Makeup Artists   Licensed; willing to apply makeup (2 – 5:45)
Manicurists Nail polishing only (2 – 5:45)
Media Print, social, media sites, assist any on-site reporters
Photographer Take candid pictures throughout the event; formal pictures as requested.
Registration Gym: Assist girls checking in for the event & nametags; handout duffel bags, swag bags, t-shirt and shopping bags. 
Registration (2) Gym: Check in mentors, chaperones, other guests. 
Salon Assistants Monitor availability of stations; direct girls to available hair dressers, makeup artist, etc. Prepare individual gift bags 
Security Willing to walk around the premises especially during the event; male volunteers welcomed.
Setup
  1. Friday afternoon: entire gym
  2. Saturday – lounge, lobby, dinner area
Volunteer Asst Check-in volunteers; distribute t-shirts; assign volunteers to areas needing help

Our Resource Partners

Our Resource Partners are organizations that support the vision and mission of Eileen & Callie’s Place.

While there is no promise or expectation of financial discounts or special services, they are committed to being a resource and providing services necessary for our young ladies to transition into successful, productive adults. Services include, but are not limited to, career exploration, economic empowerment, legal services, health and nutritional guidance, financial literacy, job placement, internships, education: high school completion and postsecondary. For all of the services we are truly grateful!

Please visit their respective websites for a comprehensive description of the resources they provide.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

We'd love to hear from you!

PO Box 401, Kent, WA 98035