Want to make a real difference in the lives of people in need in Davidson County?  See the descriptions of some of our area partners and hit their links to go to their websites to find out more about how you could volunteer and make a positive, lasting impact in people’s lives.

Department of Social Services

Tasked with the responsibility of caring for needy and at-risk families in Davidson County, the DSS oversees a wide variety of services that they provide to help provide for families and individuals in need in our community. From providing food to ensuring the safety and welfare of children, this department seeks to provide safety and stability to many who, without them, would have none.

They have many opportunities for people to volunteer or donate.  Anything from donating needed items (like hygiene products, diapers, clothing) to making blankets, to Foster Parenting, and many, many more in between, opportunities abound for someone (maybe YOU?) to get involved and help make someone’s life better.If you’d like to know more about what you could do as a volunteer, you can click HERE to go to the Department’s website, or you could contact Susan Craig at (336) 242-2529 and ask how you could be involved.

Foster Parenting

Every day in Davidson County, the DSS oversees the safety and welfare of children who are at risk in their homes. The Department seeks to help those families and find restoration, but at times, for the safety of the children, they must be temporarily removed from the home.  Rather than having to send the children to a group home or even send them out of the county, the DSS seeks to place them into Foster homes, with people who will care for them and watch over them until a resolution is able to be found.  Currently in Davidson County, there is a great need for people willing to open their homes to provide that safe and caring atmosphere these children are in desperate need of.  If you think you might be interested in becoming a Foster Parent, you can contact Katrina McMasters at (336) 242-2390 or Robin Penninger at (336) 242-2533. You can also click HERE to go to the DSS Foster Care/Adoption Facebook page for more information.

Davidson County Senior Services

Every day, older and disabled adults in Davidson County rely on the DCSS to provide necessities for their lives to help them remain in their homes, maintain their independence, and support.  Volunteers are able to help in a variety of areas, including the delivery of meals, performing various needed jobs (maintenance, yard work, accessibility remodels), even transportation so they can go to the grocery store.  You can do as much or as little as you desire, but for the person who is looking for a simple way to get involved and touch the lives of people in our area, click HERE to go to the DCSS website for contact information to find out how YOU can make a difference.
Tasked with the responsibility of caring for needy and at-risk families in Davidson County, the DSS oversees a wide variety of services that they provide to help provide for families and individuals in need in our community.  From providing food to ensuring the safety and welfare of children, this department seeks to provide safety and stability to many who, without them, would have none.

The Workshop of Davidson County

Since 1944, the Workshop of Davidson has served the developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals in Davidson County by giving them a safe place to train, work, and grow in their vocational and personal lives.  Through providing employment opportunities, training in basic and necessary life skills, and the relationships they develop as a part of the Workshop, the participants are able to experience greater freedom and independence as they develop those skills and experience the joy of being in a place where they are accepted and allowed to flourish.  Click HERE to go to the Workshop      website and see just how you can be involved and make a difference in their lives.

Tasked with the responsibility of caring for needy and at-risk families in Davidson County, the DSS oversees a wide variety of services that they provide to help provide for families and individuals in need in our community.  From providing food to ensuring the safety and welfare of children, this department seeks to provide safety and stability to many who, without them, would have none.