Hands of Hope

Hands of Hope is a community service opportunity that allows volunteer work in Springfield, Mo., where our World Distribution Center is located at 330 S. Patterson Ave. Each Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30, volunteers help sort, pack, count and label items that are distributed throughout the world. If Springfield Public Schools are canceled because of inclement weather, Hands of Hope will follow suit.

For volunteer safety, participants must wear closed-toed shoes. Volunteers will be serving in a warehouse environment so they are encouraged to wear clothes to work in. Volunteers should also be prepared to work in a facility with limited climate control.

We strive to plan enough projects to keep all expected volunteers busy. Occasionally, the number of volunteers may be greater than we can effectively utilize. If this happens, we may have to turn people away. Only those on our pre-registered groups list (of 10 or more) are guaranteed a spot.

Participant Requirements:

No pre-registration is required for individuals, however groups of 10 or more are required to register in advance by filling out this form. Upon completing the form, a representative will make contact with further information.

  • 10-12 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and have a signed assumption of risk form by a parent or legal guardian
  • Youth 13-17 years old are required to have a signed assumption of risk form by a parent or legal guardian
  • Youth under 10 years old will not be eligible to volunteer or attend with a parent or legal guardian.