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.
Opportunities in Springfield
***Hands of Hope is on winter break from November 21-January 8.***
We will return on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
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.
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.
- Children 10-12 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 13-17 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.
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 email@example.com.
If you’d like to help people with their everyday needs, you can pack hygiene 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.
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.
We’re currently scheduling volunteer groups to help families in Puerto Rico still recovering from Hurricane Maria. Trips for 2019 are available, but spots are limited. Participants 18 years and older can volunteer in groups of up to 12 people. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.