Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a necessary part of the functioning and development of Place of Hope. We are in consistent need of people who are willing to volunteer their time and skills in whatever area they can. Whether you are a mentor, a cook, or a handyman, we invite and encourage you to utilize your God-given abilities to serve alongside us in this ministry.

The time you invest volunteering at Place of Hope will have a lasting impact on the lives of the many children and teens in our care. We are excited to meet members of the community who are willing to support our mission – one child, family, and young adult at a time.

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Cottage Volunteer Opportunites

Mentoring

  • You will work one-on-one with a child from Place of Hope’s group homes
  • Potential mentors will meet with the Volunteer Coordinator to determine the best mentor/mentee match and a background check is required
  • You commit to calling your mentee once a week
  • You commit to taking him or her out at least twice a month to participate in a meaningful activity
  • You commit to mentoring for at least one year

Tutoring

  • You will work one-on-one with one child from Place of Hope
  • You commit to coming to Place of Hope’s campus once a week to tutor
  • We ask that tutors commit to work with the student(s) through the end of the school year
  • Potential tutors will meet with the Education Coordinator to determine the best tutor/student match
  • In general, tutors will need to be familiar with Common Core curriculum and comfortable with that teaching method
  • Tutoring is generally for an hour-long session per student each week in the late afternoon or evening

Meals

  • We ask that you would prepare or purchase a meal to feed 8 (6 children and 2 house parents)
  • You can commit to delivering a meal once a week, once a month or any day you are able to do so
  • We ask that you would arrange drop off to our front office (Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:30p.m.) We will rotate the meals to our cottages.
  • If you prefer a later drop-off time or weekend delivery, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator to discuss

Professional Support Opportunities

If you are a professional with talents and abilities to help the children or professional staff at Place of Hope at The Leighan and David Rinker Campus, we would love for you to be involved with our ministry. Please consider how you might serve in the following areas:

  • Dental – help a child by providing routine cleaning and special services
  • Medical – help a child by providing annual physical exams, special lab work or treatment while ill
  • Legal – help our staff review legal documents, formulate contracts, etc.
  • Fundraising – lend your expertise to help Place of Hope successfully raise funds
  • Construction – lend your talents and resources to help improve or expand our campus

Please know that every volunteer opportunity – whether direct care or not – supports the children here and allows us to keep our doors open to the children who need us. Any type of help we can get is going to help their futures get a little bit brighter.

To learn more or sign up, please contact: Mary Bellamy, Volunteer Coordinator.
*You must be at least 18 years of age to interact with the youth in our care.*