Ways to Volunteer

There are many ways to get involved! Read about the options below and complete the Volunteer Form (click large button at the top of the page).

Clerical: Help package mailings and assist with other office duties.

Fundraising Events and Activities: The Support Foundation holds several fundraising events throughout the year and has volunteer committees for each event.

Women’s Auxiliary: The Women’s Auxiliary is comprised of area women who want to support Hope Haven together. They meet twice a year for a luncheon, guest speaker, and silent auction. There is a $5 annual due for members. For more information, contact Brenda at bgisolf@hopehaven.org

Special Olympics: Participate through coaching, transporting, or volunteering the day of the event. This is a great way to be involved and have fun with the people we serve. Interested in being a part of the committee? Click here for details. Read the 2016 Special Olympics Handbook.

Religious Services/Retreats: Hope Haven has annual retreats in the Midwest for people with disabilities. They also have a three week camp in Guatemala for people with disabilities who live there.  Volunteers are needed in planning and executing each retreat. For more information, contact Dan DeVries at ddevries@hopehaven.org

Wheelchair Refurbishing/Manufacturing: Work in one of the nine regional wheelchair workshops to repair, clean, and build wheelchairs. The wheelchairs will be sent overseas to help those in need. 

Wheelchair collection:  Attics and basements hold hidden treasures - wheelchairs and other medical equipment that are desperately needed around the world!  You can do a one-time collection drive in your area or volunteer to be a drop off location for others to bring their wheelchairs throughout the year. You can be located anywhere in the country to participate in this. Kits are available to assist you in organizing and publicizing a collection drive. Visit www.hopehaveninternational.org for more information.

Truck Drivers are also needed to help transport the wheelchairs across the continent back to NW Iowa.

Wheelchair Distribution Trips:  If you are committed to proclaiming God's love to the poor in another culture, you are welcome to join an International wheelchair distribution team.  All are welcome.  HHI teams also need doctors and nurses, physical and occupational therapists, wheelchair seating specialists, and language translators.  Volunteers pay their own expenses or raise support from home churches, family and friends while arrangements are coordinated by HHI staff. Complete our volunteer interest form if you'd like to get involved! Click here for more information or contact Mark Richard at mrichar2@hopehaven.org