Volunteer

Volunteer Update – June 18, 2020

Beginning Monday, June 29th, we will allow volunteers to prepare meals in the kitchen for our families! We appreciate your patience as we know you have been eager to enter the House and support our families again!

As safety remains a top priority for everyone who enters the Children’s Hope House, we are implementing the following rules and procedures. These MUST be followed in order to volunteer at this time.

  • Volunteer hours for the Lutheran House:
    10:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday only (meal ready by 4:00pm latest)
    12:00-3:00pm Saturday & Sunday(meal ready by 4:00pm latest)
  • Volunteer hours for the Dupont House:
    4:00-6:00pm Monday-Friday (meal ready by 7:00pm latest)
    12:00-3:00pm Saturday & Sunday(meal ready by 4:00pm latest)
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
  • Volunteer groups are limited to 2 people at this time.
  • All volunteers must sign an annual waiver before volunteering after June 29.
  • All volunteers will be screened at the Hope House regarding recent exposure and symptoms.
  • Volunteers are asked to take their temperature at home before arriving to the Hope House.
  • Volunteers must wear a mask and gloves while inside the Hope House. Gloves will be provided.
  • Meals will be prepared and divided into personal containers for each guest. At this time, we are not serving buffet style or allowing self-service.
  • Volunteers must thoroughly clean the entire space and products used once the food is packed away. We will provide all cleaning materials.

If you are currently scheduled to be a volunteer on or after June 29th: I will be reaching out to you to confirm if you would still like to volunteer that day and confirm that you have signed the new volunteer waiver.

If you were previously scheduled to volunteer while the House was closed:  In the coming weeks, I will be reaching out to you to see if you would like to reschedule. You are welcome to sign up again by filling out the form below for either hospital. I will then connect with you to confirm the details.

Lutheran Meal Preparation / Drop off times – Please arrive between the hours below to begin preparing the meal or to drop it off.
Mon-Fri 10:30am-3:00pm (meal ready by 4:00pm latest) /  Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm (meal ready by 4:00pm latest)

Dupont Meal Preparation / Drop off times – Please arrive between the hours below to begin preparing the meal or to drop it off.
Mon-Fri: 4:00pm-6:00pm (meal ready by 7:00pm latest) / Sat-Sun: 12:00pm-4:00pm (meal ready by 4:00pm latest)

Thank you Hope House! We appreciate all your generosity and hospitality. Thank you for allowing us to spend lots of time with our son. We will continue to pray for this ministry! – Guest

Hometown Chef

Imagine going from vending machines and hospital food for days, weeks and even months on end to a delicious home-cooked meal! The Hometown Chef program is a great opportunity for individuals or groups to get together and serve our families.  Whether it’s your co-workers, classmates, family, friends, or teammates, you are guaranteed a worthwhile experience planning and preparing a meal to our families.  Schedule a time to make breakfast, lunch or dinner for our families. We have a beautiful gourmet kitchen where you can prepare a meal or bring a already prepared meal from your own kitchen. We also have a fully stocked pantry and you are welcome to use any items that we already have on hand to prepare your meal.  You are typically preparing a meal for approximately 12-15 people.

We do not ask our Hometown Chef’s to cater to any specific dietary restrictions.  The guest know that they are welcome to use and prepare any items from our pantry if they cannot eat what is served on a particular evening.

If you wish to prepare a meal in our kitchen during the week please see below for the location-specific hours. Contact Sara at sara@childrenshopefw.org with any questions.

Lutheran Meal Preparation / Drop off times – Please arrive between the hours below to begin preparing the meal or to drop it off. You are more than welcome to stay after staff hours to enjoy the meal with the families and clean up:
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm    /    Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:30pm

Dupont Meal Preparation / Drop off times – Please arrive between the hours below to begin preparing the meal or to drop it off. You are more than welcome to stay after staff hours to enjoy the meal with the families and clean up:
Mon-Fri: 4:00pm-7:00pm / Sat-Sun: 12:00pm-4:30pm

Housekeeping Volunteer

Come in on a regular basis as an individual, or come as a group (up to 10) to help keep the Children’s Hope House as clean as possible. A clean, uncluttered home reduces the stress for our families who already have enough on their minds. Please call the House @ 260-459-8550 or email sara@childrenshopefw.org to learn more about helping on a regular basis.

Hope House Craftsman

Come in on a regular basis as an individual, be “on-call,” or come as a group to lend your specialized “handy-man” skills. A well-maintained and beautiful House helps our families know that our community cares!

Please call the House at 260-459-8550 or email sara@childrenshopefw.org to learn more.

Friends of the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope house

Put your creativity to work by developing luncheons, golf outings, yard sales and more to raise money and awareness for Hope House. Please call us at 260-459-8550 or email sara@childrenshopefw.org to learn more.

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