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!
Step 1: Attend Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer orientations are held on the second Thursday of the month at 8:30 AM and the fourth Thursday at 2:30 PM. No RSVP is needed. Please contact Lindy Woods with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-594-0266, ext. 327.
If you wish to have your minor child volunteer, please read our Age Requirement Policy.
Step 2: Complete Volunteer Application
After you attend Volunteer Orientation, you’ll have an opportunity to complete the Volunteer Application and submit personal references. Other steps in the volunteer process include a personal interview and volunteer training. You’ll learn more about this at Volunteer Orientation.
If you have any questions regarding opportunities to serve, please contact Lindy Woods at email@example.com or 817-594-0266, ext. 327.
Our Pantry Team: Serves our participants directly by helping them select groceries according to family size and availability. Pantry volunteers also visit with participants as well as encourage them along their journey. This position also involves stocking and organizing the pantry.
Drivers: Volunteer drivers are needed to pick up donations of food and grocery items from stores and individuals.
The Hope Chest Volunteers: Sort, arrange, price and unload donations, plus much more!
Office Volunteers: Greet participants and identify needs. Answer phones, fill out vouchers, pledges and other administrative duties.
Instructors: Teach classes and/or tutor students one-on-one. Please see a listing of all our classes to see where your special skills and talents fit.
Basic Literacy Tutor: Volunteers that assist adult literacy students in an effort to improve reading, comprehension, writing and math skills. Many of these students are adults that cannot read.
High School Equivalency Tutor: Volunteers that work with students in reading, language arts, math, science and social studies to help students work toward completion of their HSE credentials. Tutors generally work in one subject area with the student until the student passes that part of the HSE test.
Basic English Teachers: Opportunities are available for instructors to teach basic conversational English for non-English speakers.
Camp Hope 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!
All-Stars 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. We also teach good study skills and Bible verses.
Additional Training Required
Participant Advisors: Meet with participants one on one to start the process of diminishing fear and instilling hope by building a relationship of trust. Advisors also help the participant identify needs and suggest resources that will help in their particular situation. This position warrants a spiritually mature individual and training is required.
Life Coaches: Volunteers that are an essential component of Center of Hope’s programs as they strive to help participants to break the cycle of poverty. The interactions between the Center participants and Life Coaches are designed to build trust and long-term relationships, both of which are essential for the participant to learn that they can change to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Life Coaches typically meet with participants once a month by appointment, to provide ongoing support and encouragement as the participant moves forward into a more stable, more productive and hopefully a more Christ-centered lifestyle.
How Do You Become a Volunteer?
Every individual wanting to serve must attend a volunteer orientation held at Center of Hope on the second Thursday of the month at 8:30 AM and the fourth 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, please contact Lindy Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-594-0266, ext. 327.
Can My Group Volunteer?
What Are Your Volunteer Needs?
A list of volunteer opportunities can be found under 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 Lindy Woods at 817-594-0266 ext. 327.
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?
All volunteers must be ages 16 or over.
When Are Volunteer Orientations?
Volunteer orientations are held the second Thursday of the month at 8:30 AM and the fourth Thursday at 2:30 PM. They typically run about an hour. No RSVP require. Please contact Lindy Woods with any questions at email@example.com or 817-594-0266, ext. 327.