How Can I Help?
Hope House has a variety of fundraisers and projects every year that you can volunteer for or attend:
• Grub Grab – participate by ordering meals at local restaurants where we receive a percentage of the proceeds (fliers will be posted for this fundraiser)
• Brat Fry at local events
• Annual Mailing
• Flicker of Hope
‘Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.’
Your time and talents can be a great contribution. Several volunteer opportunities include:
Providing meals for guests
Meals are provided for guest families on Monday and Thursday evenings. The meal may be prepared at the volunteers’ homes or in the kitchen of Hope House. Cooking dinner is a good opportunity for congregational groups – such as Bible study, women’s circles, men’s groups and couples’ groups. It is also a great opportunity for school youth groups or other non-religious affiliated community groups – such as the Red Hatters’, a quilters guild or youth sports team association.
Evening Hosting at Hope House (5-8 pm)
Evening hosts socialize with guests, welcome newcomers, and assist parents with children’s needs. Evening hosts may conduct children’s activities, help with homework, or assist a guest with a particular need.
Overnight Hosting at Hope House (8 pm – 8 am)
Overnight hosts stay overnight at Hope House and spend time with guests, may offer to help older children with homework, and are available in case of an emergency.
Weekend Daytime Coverage (8-11 am, 11 am – 2 pm, 2-5 pm)
Weekend shifts are available for both Saturdays and Sundays during the day throughout the year. There are three different daytime shifts we offer on the weekends.
Performing Miscellaneous Duties Around the House
Some miscellaneous duties are cleaning, washing laundry, handy work or organizing the donations that we receive, etc.
Teaching a Hobby to Residents
Some hobbies that you may want to teach are playing an instrument, showing someone how to quilt or any other appropriate hobby that you may teach.