‘Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.’
How Can I Help?
Hope House has a variety of fundraisers 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)
• Annual Rummage Sale & Brat Fry
• Annual Mailing
• Flicker of Hope
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, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 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.
- Providing evening hosting at Hope House
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.
- Providing overnight coverage at Hope House
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.
- Providing weekend daytime coverage at Hope House
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 guests
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.