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Thank you for your
interest to volunteer at Hope Outreach.
Because of the nature of
our organization, our volunteers have more fun in ministry than
anywhere else in Enid. While these opportunities are light duty, the
responsibilities and your effectiveness are never treated lightly.
Hope Outreach is about
providing opportunities for people to improve themselves. Our
volunteers impact not only our thrift store customers, but make a
difference in the lives of our employees, the clients we serve and
in our volunteers, themselves. Below are the descriptions of
volunteer positions available.
is a very important and rewarding opportunity. A friendly face
and a positive attitude is all that is required. Some standing
and walking around the store may be necessary. Job duties are to
greet customers, answer simple questions and direct customers to
the departments and answer customer questions on the phone. Many
customer questions are about what we have in furniture and
appliances. This volunteer can also answer basic questions about
our ministry and will work in tandem with Customer Service. They
can hand out brochures and materials as they connect with the
customers. The smile from this face may be the only smile some
customers will see all day.
Special Crafters. Know
how to make something out of nothing. Do you hate to throw away
something that could be fixed? Then this is the volunteer
position for you. We often have household, furniture and
equipment that end up in the dumpster because it is not good
enough for resale. All it needs is a crafty or mechanical person
to do a little fix-up on it so that we can sell it. We also have
items that creative people could use to remake decorations and
other nifty do-dads that can be resold in our Thrift Store.
Our warehouse and thrift store employees do need assistance in
evaluating furniture, appliances, electronics, household or
collectibles. Qualifications for these positions would ideally
be persons who love to shop and know a bargain when they see it.
These positions would work directly with our thrift store
supervisor and our warehouse supervisor. Any retail or personnel
management experience would also be helpful.
This position is for those who like to talk to people with a key
skill for listening. This position would be working with the
Volunteer Coordinator. The importance of this duty is to
communicate with our supporters. We not only want to give them
our appreciation for their donations, but we need to get their
feedback as to why they are supporting Hope Outreach and to
discover what we can do to further accommodate their support.
This is key information to developing healthy relationships
within the community and to stay on task with our mission.
Crafty people need to apply. This is a sit-down job for people
who do well working with their hands. This is a special project
position. Whenever, we have a mailing campaign or a particular
sale, we use insert crews to help with inserting and labeling
for creating packages for mailing or packaging product for the
thrift store. Typically, this duty will be performed on the
Board Room table in our office.
Help Babies & Mentor
Mommies. This is probably one of our most personal
volunteer commitments. The time involved is not as demanding as
some of our other volunteer positions, but it can be emotionally
challenging. This is truly a special volunteer position that
will require a servant’s heart. The job duties are to befriend a
soon-to-be mother or a parent willing to improve. Most clients
are very young and immature. Consequently, there are a lot of
emotional issues at stake. You will certainly ride their
learning curve. There is a special application for this position
and will be reviewed by Ann Price, the Director of the Parenting
Ministry. Background screening is mandatory.
Light Duty Gardener.
Ahh! Smell those flowers! This is a physical job that will
require bending over and have the ability to lift about 15-20
pounds. We typically have someone in the garden to do the heavy
stuff like digging, hauling and lifting. This delightful
position is for someone who loves plants and loves to learn more
about gardening. Our Faith Farm Coordinator, Kate Morrison, is
an accomplished award-winning gardener who is a walking garden
encyclopedia with a passion for growing things. She needs
someone who she can share light gardening work so that she can
have more time to attend to her administration duties. This is a
great position for someone who likes tending plants and work
with their hands. Plus, you get to meet some of the most
interesting people in Enid, too.
Harvester & Customer Service.
On harvest day we need
helpers to assist with harvest, inventory and customers as they
visit the garden and purchase produce.
Occasionally, garden needs someone with heavy lifting and digging
capabilities a few hours each week for turning the compost,
tilling our beds with the small tiller and sometimes replacing
the mulch and soil.
Do you like just getting out in the garden and enjoy the fresh
air? The Enabling Gardens are needing people as “tour-guides”
for the garden and to befriend visitors to the garden who cannot
completely get around the garden by themselves. You will not
need to lift anyone, but you will need to be able to push them
in their wheelchair a little. These people just need a friend
during their visits. Each visiting group will be supervised by
caretakers who are qualified to do the heavy work. You may also
be asked to help greet and serve during special events in the
Mentor a Homeless Person.
Special people are needed for this rewarding challenge to help
people willing to change their habits, upgrade their education
and restart a career. Most of your time will be spent at The Day
Center at 815 W. Maine with Sandie Hamilton and Leland Streck,
the director of the Homeless Ministry. Often in the winter, the
homeless are younger men and women who are hungry for guidance.
You help individuals plan their future, walk them through steps
and follow up on their progress. Special training is provided.
Maintenance & Housekeeping.
All three of our offices need light cleaning and maintenance
performed to change light bulbs, stock our paper towels, wipe
down counters, mop entrance areas and make sure the cleaning
supply inventories are ordered. Some maintenance can be
accomplished by a part-time handyman. We provide vacuum cleaners
and other cleaning supplies. Does anyone squeegee windows? All
offices are closed after 5.
(Warm-season). All of our facilities have some light mowing and
trimming that is needed on a regular basis during the growing
season. Also, our 3 parking lots and 3 donation areas need to be
kept free of nails, glass, screws and other debris. All four of
our facilities are within a 2 block radius. We can supply
mowers, trimmers, gas and other equipment.
Special Grounds Keeper
(Winter-season) In the winter our offices need ice-free
entry and the parking lots need the snow cleaned off. This
position will require a volunteer to provide a tractor for
clearing the parking lots. We will provide the ice-salt and snow
We need donation receivers at the back of our store and at the
warehouse. Our warehouse always needs sorters that understand
clothing and household merchandise. The thrift store could use
an extra cashier any day, including Saturdays. We always need
someone to help us stock merchandise, especially on Wednesday
morning. That’s the day we rotate our inventory.
More positions are available throughout our
operation. There is something for every ability.
All volunteer candidates must complete
an application. A letter of reference from your pastor is helpful.
Download our Hope DOVE
Please let us know if you are an
R.S.V.P. member so that we can properly record your hours.
Selected candidates will be take a
30-minute mandatory orientation prior to reporting for work.
Training may be minimal and informal. Breaks will be provided
according to respective individual needs. Hours will be submitted
and treated as donation time.
As a consolation for your service, we
offer Hope Bucks or other incentives to our volunteers that can be
redeemed at the Thrift Store with your purchases. We appreciate you
more than we can put into words. Just let us know how we can better
accommodate you as you share your time with us.