Family Promise of Lubbock is a nonprofit, non-denominational, volunteer-based organization. Their mission is to provide homeless families with children the tools necessary to achieve long term financial, parental and personal self-sufficiency through a comprehensive program of temporary housing, case management and supportive services.
Family Promise partners with religious congregations, community
organizations and local social service organizations to help families achieve
How can I become a Raintree Family Promise volunteer?
Sign-up by emailing Matt Spitsberg
Every volunteer will need a background check on file, click here to download the form.
How can I help with Family Promise?
- Host during the day, evening, or over night at the Promise House
- Bring/provide a meal at the Promise House
- Purchase Christmas presents for families in the Promise House
- Provide a monetary donation
Why does Family Promise need "hosts"?
On weekends and holidays, the Family Promise Day Center is closed so staff is off. During those times Family Promise needs volunteers to be present at the Promise House (2303 13th Street). This provides encouragement, engagement, and partnership from local churches and community members
What does a day, evening, and night host do?
- A day host can volunteer for one of two shifts: 7am - Noon or Noon –
- A evening host is from 5pm - 9pm
- A night host is from 9pm - 7am
Hosts may visit with the
families, read a book, watch TV, etc. The families do their own thing during
the day and may come and go on their own. The responsibility of the day
host is to remain at the Promise House during their designated time. The day
host has the key to the house-the families do not have a key.
What time and where do I take the meal?
You will need to prepare and
deliver a nutritious evening meal for the families and the evening host. Loreann or
Toza will let you know how many people you will need to prepare for. The meal needs to be at the Promise House (2303 13th Street) by 6pm.
*Suggestion: Sign up to be the evening host for the meal you prepare so you can eat and visit with the families.
When and where do I pick gifts for the families?
There will be an angel tree set up in the welcome center of the church for you to choose gifts from and there will also be an online signup.
Where do I bring my gifts?
You will need to bring your gifts to the church no later than December 22nd. The gifts will need to be wrapped and have a name tag with who it belongs to on it. You will also need to attache a sticky note stating who the gift is from and what is inside the gift.
Do I need to wrap my gifts?
The gifts will need to be wrapped and have a name tag with who it belongs to on it. You will also need to attach a sticky note stating who the gift is from and what is inside the gift.
When do I need to have my gifts at the church?
You will need to bring your gifts to the church no later than December 22nd.
Can I donate money?
Yes. Please make checks payable to
Raintree Christian Church and include “Family Promise” in the memo.
Why do I need a background check?
Some of the government programs
Family Promise uses to support their families require all individuals who are
associated with the program’s participants to have completed a background
check. Click here to print the background
check from. *Please note you will need to have this form notarized.
Are there other opportunities to serve Family Promise?