Hands of Hope events are underway once again! These community service opportunities allow volunteers in and around Springfield, Missouri, to prepare relief supplies and kits at Convoy of Hope’s World Distribution Center.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Hands of Hope runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the exception of severe weather.* Projects vary based on organizational needs and available supplies, including counting, sorting, and boxing or bagging products for distribution.
“It’s always surreal to see bags of groceries we’ve packed or hygiene kits we’ve made being given to Guests of Honor, whether it’s domestic or international,” said Convoy’s Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Bethany Burrows.
Laura Tourville, Convoy’s Volunteer Engagement Project Manager adds, “The volunteers’ excitement and passion fuels me.”
This passion is what brought droves of new volunteers in to help prepare grocery bags for Convoy of Hope’s Hurricane Ian relief efforts last year. Bethany said, “The volunteers were a hands-on part of the disaster response.”
Since Convoy began in 1994, nearly 1 million volunteers have helped Convoy address real needs in communities all over the world.
“Often, people don’t know what they can do to help others, so this is a simple way they can come in and positively impact other people,” said Christine Piencikowski, Convoy’s Hands of Hope Coordinator. “Some people have been volunteering with us for over 10 years.”
To join in this united act of compassion, visit the Hands of Hope page here. Schools, businesses, and organizations can also sign up for a time during the day to volunteer with Hands of Hope by emailing [email protected].
*Hands of Hope is canceled for January 24, 2023 due to inclement weather.