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Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of what we do at Center of Hope.  Whether you serve one hour or every day, each volunteer plays a vital role.  Are you ready to make a difference?  Join us!

How to Volunteer

Step 1: Complete Volunteer Application

If you wish to have your minor child volunteer, please read our Age Requirement Policy.

 

Step 2: Meet with Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer orientations are held on the first Thursday of the month at 2:30PM. To sign up for a volunteer orientation, please contact Jane Wilsky at 817-594-0266 ext. 310 or email at janew@centerofhopetx.com.

Opportunities to Serve

If you have any questions regarding opportunities to serve, please contact Jane Wilsky at janew@centerofhopetx.com.

Crisis Assistance Volunteers

Client advising is a great opportunity to work with people one day a week from 9:45am–2:15pm. Advisors talk and listen to participants and help them with resources to fit their particular need. They also share the Gospel and pray with each client. Training and a letter of recommendation from a pastor is required for this position.

Data Entry Workers help in the front office and input data from our participants. This position also includes answering phones and other administrative duties. This volunteer position requires a commitment one day a week between the hours of 9:45am–2:15pm.

Office Assistants are needed daily to ensure smooth operation at the Center. Some duties are: answering phones, greeting clients, administrative tasks, helping with the newsletter mailings and much more.

Kitchen/Dining Room Assistants are needed daily to prepare and serve meals for our participants from 10:00am–2:00pm. This is an exciting ministry opportunity for your church or business. If interested, please contact Jennifer Bledsoe at jennifer@centerofhopetx.com.

Our Pantry Team serves our participants by helping them choose grocery items as well as stocking and organizing the pantry. Several volunteers are needed daily.

Drivers are needed to pick up donated food items from stores and individuals as well as weekly Food Bank pick-ups.

Education and Career Development Volunteers

Instructors are needed to lead classes, tutor students or teach individual sessions for our participants working towards long-term solutions. Please see a listing of all our classes to see where your special skills and talents fit!

Adult Education Tutors are needed to work one-on-one with students needing help with basic skills in reading and math.

Life Coaches play a vital role in the lives of our students. By meeting with students directly, Life Coaches are able identify roadblocks and help come up with ways to overcome these barriers. This position is extremely rewarding as you help students through their daily challenges. Training is required.

Office Assistants are needed daily to ensure the Education & Career Development program runs smoothly. Some duties are: answering phones, greeting clients, administrative tasks, data entry and much more!

Family Empowerment Volunteers

Camp Hope On-site volunteers have the opportunity to work with children as they cook, read and play at Camp. There are multiple camps throughout neighborhoods in Parker County where individuals, churches or businesses can volunteer. Visit our Camp Hope page for more information. What a great way to spend a summer!

Camp Hope Center volunteers help prepare for the different Camps held during the summer. This task may include copying, collating and organizing paperwork as well as organizing the Camp Hope room.

Study Club meets Thursdays from 3:15-5:00PM. Volunteers arrive at a neighborhood location to work with elementary age children. Volunteers help with snacks, relationship building, and homework help. We also teach good study skills and Bible verses.

The Hope Chest Volunteers

The Hope Chest Volunteers will help sort, pack, and stock items in the store. This is great for large groups or individuals. If interesting in helping, please contact The Hope Chest Store Manager at 817-757-4410.

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How Do You Become a Volunteer?

All volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application which can be found on our website or at our offices (629 Palo Pinto St.) Every individual wanting to serve must attend a volunteer orientation held at Center of Hope on the first Thursday of the month at 2:30 PM. During the orientation, individuals will tour the Center and learn about the different areas in which to serve.

For more information on volunteering or to sign up for a volunteer orientation, please contact Jane Wilsky at 817-594-0266 ext. 310 or janew@centerofhopetx.com.

Can My Group Volunteer?

Yes. If you are a group and would like to serve, please fill out a “group volunteer request form“. If unable to complete form, please contact Jana Marbut-Ray at janamr@centerofhopetx.com or 817-594-0266 ext. 319. Groups do not need to go through the same process as individual volunteers.

What Are Your Volunteer Needs?

A list of volunteer opportunities can be found at Opportunities to Serve.

Do You Have Any Open Days/Times That You Can Always Use Volunteers?

Center of Hope is open Monday – Thursday from 10AM – 2PM. During these hours of operation, there are many different opportunities to serve. Because the Center is primarily made up of volunteers, they are scheduled ahead of time so we know we are covered in specific areas. We typically do not have open days/times where we can use volunteers that haven’t been previously scheduled. If you do want to volunteer and haven’t been scheduled, it is always best to call ahead and see if we have any projects/areas that need to be covered. The person to contact would be Jane Wilsky at 817-594-0266 ext. 310.

Can I Complete My Court Appointed Community Service Hours Center of Hope?

Yes. Please contact Colleen Wiley at 817-594-0266 ext. 311.

Can a Minor Volunteer at Center of Hope?

Please see our Age Requirement Policy.

When Are Volunteer Orientations?

Volunteer orientations are held the first Thursday of the month at 2:30 PM. They typically run about an hour. Please contact Jane Wilsky at janew@centerofhopetx.com to confirm your date.

Contact Us

Please call 817-594-0266 or complete the form below and we will be in contact shortly.