We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for families, churches and small groups, businesses, schools and other civic/service groups. Below is a sampling of the opportunities available for groups. Please note that we generally schedule groups two to three months in advance, and many of our onsite opportunities are for ages 13+.

If you're interested in these or other group volunteer opportunities,

please contact us at (515) 265-7272 or info@hopeiowa.org.

Or complete our online Group Volunteer Application.


Participate in our Adopt-a-Meal program and provide a full meal for our Hope Cafe (serving approximately 200), Door of Faith (60) or Hope Center for Women and Children (40). Or supplement meals by providing casseroles or salads. Or simply sign up to serve a meal (and bring along a need food item)--this option is generally filled up several months in advance. 
Help with Kids Nite at our Hope Center for Women and Children on Thursdays (either one time or an ongoing basis) or sign up to coordinate a Family Fun Night on the first Friday of the month. We also need help with childcare on the second Saturday of the month.
  Sort donations, stock shelves and have a great time at one of our ENCORE Thrift Stores! Stores are located at 4640 Merle Hay Road in Urbandale and 500 E. Army Post Road in Des Moines.
  We can often use help with projects around our ministry centers including yard work and landscaping, pantry organization, spot cleaning and more. 
  We love groups who coordinate donation drives for much-needed items, such as toilet paper, paper towels, hygiene items and more. Check out our current needs and donation drive ideas, and please be sure to contact us before starting a drive.
  This is a great opportunity for families or groups with children of any age. Come to our Door of Faith men's recovery center, provide food donations (to "keep 'em fed") as well as new sheets for one or more beds and be inspired by the symbolism of "putting off the old and putting on the new." You'll also have a chance to hear a testimony from one of our recovery residents. 
We go through a LOT of milk and other dairy products (cheese, butter, eggs, etc) at Hope Ministries. Your group can help out by becoming a regular dairy donor for our Hope Cafe, Hope Center for Women and Children or Door of Faith. We'll provide a specific list of needed items.




Verse of the Month

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

-Romans 8:28




Hope Ministries
PO Box 862, Des Moines, IA 50304
Phone:  515.265.7272 | Fax: 515.262.0471
Email: info@hopeiowa.org