God has richly blessed Project Hope for the Homeless during its existence. One of the most important of these blessings is the wealth of talented and caring volunteers that He has led to our door.
Volunteers are vital to this ministry, annually giving thousands of hours of their time and concern. Our volunteers exemplify God’s love & compassion. They truly touch the lives of those who stay at the shelter. In turn, often the lives of volunteers are also changed.
If you feel called to lend a helping hand of hope & humanity, please call Project Hope for the Homeless at 440-354-6417 x106 or e-mail Missy Knight, our volunteer services director at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can make a difference. Let your hands be the ones that help shape humanity.
No matter how many hours you spend at Project Hope for the Homeless or Families Moving Forward, you will be given the chance to help change lives. Every day of the week shelter volunteers and staff arrive at 6:45 p.m. to 25 Freedom Road. Shelter volunteers get the shelter up and running to receive 50 homeless men, women & children. Volunteers are not asked to enforce rules, & never make independent decisions.
Minors 15-17 must be accompanied by a parent. Speak with the volunteer coordinator if you have any questions or concerns.
Volunteer Job Description: To help create a safe, caring, supportive environment for homeless shelter guests by providing assistance to staff & giving informal support to shelter guests. To respect the dignity & self-esteem of all shelter guests in interaction with them.
Evening Adult Shelter volunteers: 7-11 p.m.
Arrive at 6:45 p.m. to get the site ready to welcome guests, serve dinner to the adult shelter guests. Volunteers will also get to dine with staff and guests. After dinner they clean up the service table, store leftovers and wash serving dishes. Light chores, packing lunches and providing informal support to staff and guests may also be a part of the evening service. Evening volunteers work in teams of 2 or 3, alongside two staff members.
Morning Adult Shelter volunteers: 5:30-7 a.m.
Arrive at 25 Freedom Road to ready and send off shelter guests, preparing them for a new day of hope. Volunteers will distribute lunches, clean up after a light breakfast and help staff monitor guests as they head out the door. What a great way to start your day!
Families Moving Forward
Early afternoon family volunteer: 1-4 p.m.
Late afternoon family volunteer: 4-7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Evening family volunteer: 7-9 p.m.
Family volunteers will spend time with the families staying at 25 Freedom Road, helping with homework, playing with children, serving dinner and snacks, and assisting staff.