Hope in Action
Volunteers are the heart of any organization. It is only with our numerous volunteers that we at Hillcrest Hope can serve our families well. Our volunteers give tirelessly of their time and talents to serve the homeless of Clay County with us. We have both individual and group opportunities available for church groups, Sunday school classes, boys/girls scouts and community organizations. Here’s how you can help.
Budget Counselors: Each family spends one hour a week with a budget counselor. Budget counselors attend a one-hour training session with the case manager on whichever property you choose, Avondale or Liberty. No technical training in budgeting or accounting is necessary; budget counselors just need a willing heart and ability to work well one-on-one with our families.
Life Skills Instructors: Each week our families meet in community. These meetings include a life skills class. We need life skills trainers in all areas of life, including parenting, cooking, general automotive knowledge, resume-building and interview tips, budgeting and finance, light household tasks (fixing leaks, changing bulbs, changing smoke detectors, cleaning air filters, etc.), and meal planning.
Light Household Duties/Painting: We always need semi-skilled laborers to help us maintain our properties and apartments. Small “honey-do” items include plumbing, changing light bulbs, changing mini-blinds, painting walls, cleaning apartments between families, raking leaves, cleaning flower beds, planting flowers or tending our new garden in Liberty.
Thrift Store: Thanks to the generosity of people in and around Liberty, we always have plenty of items to sort and disperse throughout the Thrift Store. Come alone, bring a friend, bring a group. We can always use extra hands to help out at the Store. Maybe you’ll love it so much, you’ll come back each week! Our long-term volunteers have become like family.
Our newest need at the Thrift Store is for groups to deliver informational flyers to local neighborhoods. These flyers make them aware that their gently used items will serve a great purpose when donated to our Thrift Store. Money raised at the Thrift Store go directly to the work of serving our families.
Please complete the Volunteer Interest form and Volunteer waiver form below to get started. Thank you for joining us in serving the homeless families of Clay County!!