Join the Convoy and support our response to Hurricane Florence.

Volunteer

There are extensive community service opportunities for those looking for volunteer work that will help the impoverished and suffering throughout the world.

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

Community Events

Community Events

Through our Community Events you can offer life-changing experiences for our Guests of Honor. These community service opportunities bring help and hope to those in need in communities throughout the world.  Check out our upcoming events calendar and click on an event near you.

Local Opportunities

Opportunities in Springfield

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 Avenue. Most Tuesday evenings 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. 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 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.

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, working 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

Hygiene Kits
Your support in providing hygiene kits will help people with their every day needs. You can pack hygiene kits at home, with your church group or friends and ship them to our World Distribution center to help with our work around the world. 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. If you have a group of 10-20 interested in volunteering for our Hurricane Florence response, please click here or email hurricaneflorence@convoyofhope.org.

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

We are currently scheduling volunteer groups to help families affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. 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 disasterfieldteams@convoyofhope.org.

International

International

Our international teams bring help and hope to impoverished, hungry and hurting people around the world. Those who are seeking 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.