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HOPE relies on the support of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping children and families who are in need. We have opportunities for almost any age (yes, children are welcome) – individuals, families, and groups. Please email info@hopews.org for more information about any of the opportunities listed below or additional special projects.

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Food Sorting and Staging

Friday 10:00-11:30

It takes a whole lot of teamwork to get thousands of pounds of produce sorted and staged. You might be loading bottled water into crates or playing real-life tetris with boxes of apples. Some lifting may be needed for this opportunity. Our Program Director will guide a series of tasks to help us get prepared for the big weekend of distributions.

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Garden Helpers

Various Days, 9:30am – 10:00am

HOPE is growing vegetables at our Operations Facility. We need your help planting, watering, weeding and (hopefully) harvesting. We have 14 raised beds with various crops. Perfect for 1 person or a parent/child pair of volunteers.

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Friday Food Pickups

Friday 9:00-10:30

Every Friday morning, we have a short list of errands that need to be run off-site. You may use your personal vehicle or qualifying drivers may use our HOPE van to drop off produce to the Downtown Health Plaza, pick up produce from Vernon Produce, and/or pick up a donation from Flower Bakery. Please note that the HOPE van only has one driver seat and one passenger seat.

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Cooking Class Assistant

Tuesday 4:00-5:30

Assist children and their families with cooking classes and stay after class to clean up the cooking stations.

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On-Site Baker

Friday 9:30-11:30

Sign up for a two-hour slot on Friday morning to reserve our kitchen and use our tools to prepare treats for our meal distributions. Off-site baking is still appreciated but we recognize that not everyone has a home kitchen fit for baking in large batches. We’ve got you covered!

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Saturday Meal and Produce Prep

Saturday 9:30-11:30

Every Saturday morning, we assemble nearly 1,000 meals for children and pack 300+ bags of fresh produce for families. This is a great opportunity for individuals, families, and groups. Groups of five or more, please email info@hopews.org

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Saturday Opening/Prep Assistant

Saturday 9:00-11:00

Help us prepare to open for a big day of food preparations and weekend of distributions. Some heavy (50lb+) lifting will be needed.

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Boston-Thurmond Saturday Distribution

Saturday 10:45-1:00

Every Saturday, HOPE distributes nutritious meals and fresh produce at 6 sites in or near the Boston-Thurmond neighborhood. We need your help distributing and tracking meals and produce. Please note that the HOPE van only has one driver seat and one passenger seat so you may need to follow in your personal vehicle.

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Sunday Morning Deliveries

Sunday 10:15-11:45

EEvery Sunday morning, we deliver meals and produce bags to our faith community partners and distribute meals and produce at one of our partner sites. We need a driver to make these deliveries in our van! Great opportunity for two people. Please note that the HOPE van only has one driver seat and one passenger seat.

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Sunday Afternoon Green Truck Driver

Sunday 12:15pm – 4:00pm

We need drivers experienced with vehicles the size of a UPS truck to help us transport hundreds of lunches and produce bags to our partner sites. No CDL required. Our Sunday Coordinator will accompany the driver and volunteers will follow in personal vehicles.

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Sunday Afternoon Van Route

Sunday 12:15pm – 4:00pm

Every Sunday afternoon, we deliver meals and produce bags to our partner sites. We need a driver and distribution helper to make these deliveries in our van! Great opportunity for two people. Please note that the HOPE van only has one driver seat and one passenger seat.

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Sunday Afternoon Green Truck Distribution

Sunday 12:15pm – 4:00pm

We need your help distributing and tracking meals and produce. Please note that the HOPE truck only has one driver seat and one passenger seat so you may need to follow in your personal vehicle.

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