Volunteer

Our work is only possible because of our dedicated volunteers, who number in the tens of thousands annually.

That’s why Convoy of Hope provides extensive community service and volunteer opportunities for anyone looking for ways to help the impoverished and suffering throughout the world.

Community Events

Community Events

By participating in one of Convoy’s Community Events, you can offer life-changing experiences for our Guests of Honor. Check out our upcoming events calendar, and click on an event nearest you.

Participant Requirements:

Volunteer sign-up is available on each individual event webpage. To view upcoming events and access additional information, click here.

  • Children 10 to 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and have a signed parental consent form by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Youth 13 to 17 years old are required to have a signed parental consent form by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under 10 years old will not be eligible to volunteer or attend with a parent or legal guardian.

Local Opportunities

Opportunities in Springfield

Hands of Hope

Hands of Hope is a community service opportunity that allows volunteer work in Springfield, Missouri, where our World Distribution Center is located at 330 S. Patterson Ave. Each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 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. To view upcoming dates, click here.

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, because group spots are limited each week, we require groups of 10 or more to register in advance by filling out this form. When filling it out, please include any preferred dates, the name of your group, and how many people will be participating. A representative will contact you with further information once you submit your request, and we’ll email you a list of available dates.

  • Children 10 to 12 years old 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 to 17 years old are required to have a signed assumption of risk form by a parent or legal guardian
  • Children under 10 years old will not be eligible to volunteer or attend with a parent or legal guardian.

Other Opportunities
Convoy of Hope has several volunteer opportunities during our normal business hours for those 18 years and older. We utilize volunteers at our front desk, directly with different departments, and in our distribution center. If you are interested in any of these positions, please email volunteer@convoyofhope.org.

Volunteer Projects

Volunteer Projects

Kits
If you’d like to help people with their everyday needs, you can pack kits at home, with your church, or a group of friends and ship them to our World Distribution Center. To sign up and learn more, click here.

Disaster Response

Disaster Response

Following major domestic disasters, we offer volunteer community service opportunities that include damage assessment, delivery of supplies, debris removal, and more.

Following international disasters, we work with our in-country teams to assess the need for volunteers.

Opportunities to volunteer with our Disaster Services team will be posted here when available.

U.S. Disaster Services Participant Requirements:

  • Youth 13 to 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and have a signed parental consent form by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Youth 16 to 17 years old must have a signed parental consent form by a parent or legal guardian and attend with an adult chaperone.
  • Children under 13 years old will not be eligible to volunteer.

International

International

Our international teams bring help and hope to impoverished, hungry, and hurting people around the world. Those interested in international volunteer work and are part of a church or other group should apply. To learn more about these group opportunities, check out our Field Teams page.

 

 

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