Community of Care

CARE TEAM APPLICATION

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE APPLICATION

 

As a volunteer in the Community of Care Program and representative of Lighthouse, we expect that all volunteers commit and adhere to the following: 

 

CONDUCT. We ask that you serve with an open heart, lead with love and humility, and pray to be filled with the Word so that you can operate from the overflow from within as you pour into these families. Always be mindful that we cannot give away what we do not have. 

 

We ask that you see families through the lens of Christ. Viewing them through His eyes allows us to meet families where they are, without expectations, without judgment. Be the hands and feet of Jesus as you provide care through the program offerings. 

 

We ask that you attend all meetings and Community of Care events, complete all service opportunities for families, and communicate effectively with your team. As you serve these families, you will build trust and community with your Care Family, among your Care Team, and within your own family as well.  

 

CONFIDENTIALITY. The single most valuable thing our families give to us is their trust; there is no genuine community without it. Their privacy is something we must always protect. Sharing identifying information such as their contact information and any of their health information, outside the parameters of this program and the Lighthouse Family Retreat Organization, could result in a loss of trust. 

 

COVID-19 SAFETY. Part of gaining each family's trust is knowing that we will do our part to keep them safe. Eligible families for the Community of Care Program have a child currently on treatment for cancer. Care Families are always at risk due to the compromised immune system of the child with cancer. It is each family member's responsibility to be safe and protect their family. We all must follow and adhere to the precautions outlined in the COVID-19 wavier put in place by Lighthouse Family Retreat. 

 

BACKGROUND CHECKS. Background checks are a requirement for you to serve in the Community of Care program. The screening will cover a search in National, Federal, State, and County databases. You will be responsible to the cover the total cost of $17 for the screening.    

 

BY PROCEEDING TO THE APPLICATION YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING YOUR COMMITMENT TO ADHERE TO THE EXPECTATIONS AND GUIDELINES LISTED ABOVE.  

Once you complete the application process you will be assigned to a Care Team. A Care Team will reach out in the next two weeks to invite you to a kickoff party with your team. Thank you so much for joining our mission to strengthen families living through childhood cancer by serving those families in your community.

 

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