NewPath Volunteers: A Year of Impact
National Volunteer Week 2023
The third week in April each year is National Volunteer Week. Join us as we look back at the difference NewPath volunteers have made in the past year!
A Little Time. A Big Impact.
At NewPath Child & Family Solutions, we ignite hope by bringing people together to impact our community, change lives, and make a difference. Volunteering is a great opportunity to foster relationships with co-workers and community members or even meet new people while contributing to a worthy cause. NewPath offers a range of commitment levels, from one-time volunteer tasks to long-term involvement. NewPath is constantly growing and innovating new ways to help the community, resulting in a growing list of volunteer needs. However, NewPath’s current opportunities aren’t limitations. In fact, all volunteers are invited to get creative and start a service project based on their passions.
Be a part of something bigger through volunteering and living our Guiding Principles. These essential traits ignite hope, guide our interactions, and change futures.
- Empowerment: Teach, challenge, and support each person to tap into their personal strengths.
- Empathy: Create a culture of acceptance and respect for all.
- Creativity: Adapt to the uniqueness of each person and their journey.
- Determination: Demonstrate an unwavering belief in each person’s potential and abilities.
- Collaboration: Connect and communicate to build rapport and strengthen relationships.
National Volunteer Week is a time to show appreciation for those who have donated their time in the past. Thank you for your continued efforts to make a difference. Additionally, this is an invitation to new members of the NewPath community to become a part of something bigger.
Volunteers – Living our Guiding Principles
Creativity – Finding new ways to help others
Two organizations hosted a Trunk or Treat event for NewPath students and residential youth this past Halloween. Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital provided holiday fun through decorated car trunks, Halloween costumes, and sweet treats for the youth residents at our Hamilton County-East location. The Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) hosted a spooky and fun event where our NewPath Elementary students got to show off their new costumes and go “trunk-to-trunk” for candy. Both organizations exemplified our Guiding Principle of Creativity through not only the type of event they hosted but also by going above and beyond with decorations. These events allowed holiday fun and the opportunity for the children in our care to be just that, kids!
Collaboration – working together to change lives
Paycor has a long-running partnership with NewPath through holiday drives, volunteerism, and gala sponsorships. Last summer, Paycor started a team volunteer day to make an even larger impact through team bonding. Small groups of Paycor employees reorganized NewPath’s Welcome Center, created HR packets and Development folders, cleaned and prepped Residential rooms, and landscaped NewPath’s Hamilton County-East Campus. Volunteers then played a friendly kickball game with NewPath High School students. This provided a fun end to a fulfilling day of service. Paycor embodied our Guiding Principle of Collaboration by coming together as a team to make a difference in the lives NewPath youth.
Empathy – Supporting others through understanding
Black Sheep Performance (BSP) adopted 44 youth wish lists this past holiday season. Additionally, Black Sheep Performance sent a team of volunteers to host a holiday-themed party at NewPath’s Elementary School. The celebration included holiday-themed party games, a classroom talent show, catered lunch, stockings full of goodies, and gifts for all! Patrick Coyne, BSP Owner and Founder, and his team personified our Guiding Principle of Empathy through his motivation to support the youth in our care from his own life experiences and struggles.
“I chose to get involved with NewPath because synergies between the kid’s mindset and our BSP employees and myself are the same. The sense of feeling alone and isolated because of your mindset or background or how you act in public can be lonely. Not judging what each person has done in the past but judging them off their present-day actions and their want and need to improve their life.” -Patrick Coyne, Owner/Founder
Empowerment – Igniting Hope and Positively Impacting Lives
PNC Bank hosted a St. Patrick’s Day party for NewPath Elementary students. The event consisted of snacks and craft stations run by PNC volunteers. The students would rotate to each station and get one-on-one interaction with everyone. After the crafts, the volunteers and students played air hockey, pool, and more in NewPath’s Game Room. PNC also volunteered their time to help stock and organize NewPath’s Resource Center, an area dedicated to collecting in-kind donations. NewPath’s clients and their families can utilize the Resource Center as a shop for any and all essential items they need. PNC epitomized our Guiding Principle of Empowerment through one-on-one activities and quality time that builds confidence and provides stress-free fun.
“PNC feels privileged to work with NewPath Child & Family Solutions. We are inspired and moved by the dedication that each NewPath employee has to serving young adults, children, and their caregivers. After every interaction we have with NewPath, we feel optimistic for their future. And it makes us work that much harder in our jobs so that we may play a small part in that future.” – PNC Bank
Determination – Refusing to give up on making a difference
NewPath has refused to give up on our mission of being the premier behavioral health, specialized education, and child welfare agency in Cincinnati for over 190 years. Every program and service offers our clients and their families the opportunity for positive change, every care plan improves lives, and every NewPath team member ignites hope, one success story at a time. However, we can’t accomplish this alone. Join us by investing in your community and bringing hope and healing to children and families recovering from trauma.
Current and Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
- Resource Center volunteers
- Holiday Helper volunteers
- Individual/Group Donation Drives
Give Time. Change Lives.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, sign up with your social groups, companies, clubs, or even alone to volunteer on or off campus. There is an abundance of ways you can volunteer your time to make an impact! To learn more about how you can volunteer, please fill out the below contact form.
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