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: Complete Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer orientations are held on the first Thursday of the month at 2:30PM. No RSVP is needed. Please contact Jane Wilsky with questions at 817-594-0266 ext. 310 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to have your minor child volunteer, please read our Age Requirement Policy.
Step 2: Meet with Volunteer Coordinator and Complete Volunteer Application
After completing the Volunteer Orientation, you will meet one-on-one with the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss further details and complete the volunteer application.
If you have any questions regarding opportunities to serve, please contact Jane Wilsky at email@example.com.
Basic Assistance Program
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.
Office Assistants: Greet participants. Identify client needs. Responsible for all data entry into the ETO tracking system. This includes issuing grocery and meal tickets, recording the visit and services in the database and making new participant files. This position also includes answering phones, filling out vouchers, pledges and various other administrative duties. This area is responsible for some daily and monthly reporting. Assistance is given to the Front Desk and Participant Advisors as needed. Training is required for these positions.
Kitchen/Dining Room Assistants are needed daily to prepare and serve meals for our clients from 10:00am-2:00pm. This is an exciting ministry opportunity for your church or business. This is coordinated through your church.
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. Several volunteers are needed daily.
Drivers: Volunteer drivers are needed to pick up food items from stores and individuals. We also need drivers to provide transportation for individuals for classes, on an “as needed” basis. Valid driver’s license needed.
Church Coordinators: These volunteers are the liaison between their church and the Center. They recruit volunteers and organize the meals for the week that their church is serving.
Prayer Volunteers are needed at the Center to pray over prayer requests and pray with clients. This position can be performed at the Center or at home.
Child Care Volunteers: Needed to care for children below school age while parents are attending classes.
Education and Career Development
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hope Chest
The Hope Chest Volunteers help sort, arrange, price and unload donations, plus much more. Groups of male volunteers are needed to help unload furniture.
How Do You Become a Volunteer?
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, please contact Jane Wilsky at 817-594-0266 ext. 310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Colleen Wiley at email@example.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. No RSVP required.