Operation Hope holds numerous events throughout the year where volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of areas. Some of the opportunities include serving on the event planning committee, assisting with various pre-event tasks (including helping with mailings, phone calls and arranging event details), assisting at the event itself, and assisting with post event needs.
Events include our “Heart of Hope” Wine Tasting (February), Postal Service Food Drive (May), “An Evening of Hope” Gala (June), Tag Sale (July/August), Golf Outing (October) and Hope for the Holidays program (December).
From time to time Operation Hope has an urgent need for volunteers on an ongoing basis or for one time opportunities.
At this time we are looking for the following:
Help with our Community Garden…we need people to water, weed, and harvest so that our food pantry patrons can share fresh produce with their families.
Help us prepare for our Really Big Tag Sale!
We need help preparing for the tag sale Monday July 20th through Friday July 24th. Unload deliveries, sort merchandise, and help us set up for the big event to be held Saturday July 25th and Sunday July 26th.
For more information contact Donna Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have many opportunities for students to get involved with Operation Hope. Students 16 years and older can help serve lunches or dinners in our Community Kitchen or help sort, shelve and distribute food/toiletries at our food pantry. Students are also able to help at many of our events including Hope for the Holidays, Postal Service Food Drive and our Community Tag Sale.
Students of all ages can assist us by running food and toiletry drives and preparing meals and baked goods for both our shelter and our food pantry.
Many families find that volunteering together can be a rewarding experience. Families with children over the age of 10 can help serve lunches or dinners in our Community Kitchen or help sort, shelve and distribute food at our food pantry (children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Families are also able to help at many of our events including Hope for the Holidays, Postal Service Food Drive and our Community Tag Sale.
Families with younger children assist us by running food and toiletry drives and preparing meals and baked goods for both our shelter and our food pantry.
We have many different opportunities for groups to assist us with various projects. We have limited opportunities for groups to help with general maintenance and gardening projects. These needs are best for small groups of 4-5 individuals.
Groups both large and small get together at their own locations and prepare large meals for our Community Kitchen or smaller meals for our Food Pantry. They also work together to run food and/or toiletry drives to supply our food pantry.
Many groups assist at our events such as the Postal Service Food Drive, Hope for the Holidays, Tag Sale, Gala and Wine Tasting.
Operation Hope depends on many volunteers to assist us with our day to day operations on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or as needed basis. These ongoing opportunities include serving lunches and dinners in our Community Kitchen, assisting in our food pantry, providing receptionist help, weeding, watering and harvesting vegetables at our Community Garden or picking up donations.
Operation Hope sometimes utilizes professional volunteers to act as on-call consultants. We would welcome anyone with skills in Business Management, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Development and Procurement, Legal Services, Human Resources, Professional Development, Public Speaking, Writing/Editing or related areas that are willing to share their expertise.