Volunteer

Volunteer Update – June 3, 2021

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 to volunteer at this time.

Meal Volunteer Procedures:

  • 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 4 people at this time.
  • All volunteers must sign an annual waiver before volunteering.
  • All volunteers must notify staff of recent COVID-19 exposure and symptoms.
  • Volunteers must wear a mask and gloves while inside the Hope House. Gloves will be provided.
  • Guest meals have resumed self-service as buffet style.
  • Volunteers must thoroughly clean the entire space and products used once the food is packed away. We will provide all cleaning materials.

 

Outdoor and Cleaning Volunteer Procedures:

  • Email or call Sara to schedule a date and time and to discuss project details.
  • Outdoor volunteer groups can be more than 4 people at a time.
  • Outdoor volunteers can be under the age of 18 years old.

 

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)

“Staying at this beautiful, comfortable, safe house has greatly reduced an emotional and financial burden. I greatly appreciate all of the staff and volunteers that have provided support and comfort in various ways, be it food, quick supportive chats, and overall commodities.” – Johnsten Family

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 6-10 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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