Friday, September 3, 2010

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Q: I need help! What happens next?

Start by asking for help! We will schedule a visit with Nina or another volunteer. She will check out the job, and determine how many volunteers are needed, if any supplies are needed, and if there is anything you need to do to make the job go a little smoother. Then she will get the word out about your need and wait for volunteers to respond. The volunteers will coordinate a date of service with you, and then they will come and do the work. As this is a volunteer dependent service, we can not always meet the need, but do what we can.

Q: How much is it going to cost me?

Zip. Nada. Nothing. We gladly accept donations, but no money is required.

Q: Can Imagine Missoula buy a car for me? Mine is dead!

Probably not. Our focus is on low-cost needs that can be met with a little bit of money and a lot of people power. We help organize volunteers for service related work, and the supplies needed for the job. Instead of money, we offer time, help, and friendship.

Q: Can Imagine Missoula help me move? I don't have any friends or family to help!

Yes. We're great at mobilizing folks to pack boxes, load U-Hauls, and help you get settled in your new place.

Q: What other kinds of things do you do?

Lots! Start by reading what we do. Then just ask us and let's see. Sometimes our volunteer pools have folks with some amazing skills. And if not, we will try to point you in the right direction to get the help you need.

Q: Is Imagine Missoula a religious organization?

Nope. While it's true that we were founded by a church (All Souls Missoula), Imagine Missoula was designed from the get-go to be an independent non-profit, to allow anyone to participate, regardless of their spiritual convictions (or lack thereof).

That said, spirituality is one of our core values - we think you should never have to hide who you are or what you believe. At the same time, we also value diversity and respect: we seek to be friends with all sorts of people, just the way they are, without trying to change them. We are happy to work with any organizations (faith-based or secular) that share these basic convictions.

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