We are so thankful for the 250+ individuals who serve with Hope Ministries on a regular, committed basis…weekly, monthly or quarterly. We call them our M25 volunteers, based on Matthew 25:35-40. After completing our Hope 101 orientation process, M25 volunteers serve in a variety of positions, including teaching classes, leading chapel, serving meals, helping at our administrative office, sorting and organizing at Hope Ministries Thrift, etc.
Our next Hope 101 volunteer orientation is January 13, 2024. Hope 101 takes place on the second Saturday of each month and is the first step to becoming a regular volunteer at Hope Ministries. Just hit the button below to sign up!
Help serve meals at our Hope Café, where we provide three free meals every day of the year!
We need class facilitators for recovery program classes for men and women (curriculum is predetermined) plus instructors for classes such as jewelry-making and fitness at our Hope Center for Women and Children.
We can always use an extra pair of hands to help accept and sort donations at our Hope Ministries Thrift locations (4640 Merle Hay Rd. in Urbandale and 500 E. Army Post Rd. in Des Moines).
We can use office assistance both at our Administrative Office in Pleasant Hill and at our Hope Center for Women and Children. Office help includes answering phones, data entry, filing and more. A variety of shifts are available!
Help with our Tuesday and Thursday Kids Nite activities or lead a Friday Family Fun Night at our Hope Center for Women and Children. We can also use weekend child care help.
We often have a need for volunteers at all our facilities, but here are our greatest needs right now:
Just FYI: All our M25 volunteers are required to review and affirm our Mission Statement, Core Values and Statement of Faith. We also require a background check for every M25 volunteer.
Hope 101 is a required orientation to help familiarize you with Hope Ministries’ values and programs and provide all the information you need to join our M25 Volunteer Network. It also includes the opportunity to help serve lunch to our hungry Hope Café guests!
Hope 101 takes place on the second Saturday of each month—except in October-December when our staff is busy preparing for our big Thanksgiving and Christmas meal outreaches. Sign up for one of our upcoming Hope 101 sessions here.
Please note: if you’re still interested in volunteering after attending Hope 101, we require a one-time $25 processing fee which covers the cost of your background check and volunteer t-shirt.
After you’ve attended Hope 101, it’s time to start volunteering. Our volunteer coordinators will work with you to determine which ministry center or volunteer role is best for you and get you added to our schedule.
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