Convoy of Hope could not reach the millions of lives it does without the help of volunteers. From packing boxes of diapers to driving cross-country into disaster zones, volunteers extend Convoy’s reach.
“Our volunteers contribute to the quality and quantity of the assistance we provide others,” Convoy’s Volunteer Engagement Manager, Laura Tourville, said. “We would not be able to accomplish as much we do as an organization without the sacrifice and dedication of our volunteers continually showing up to provide hope to those that need it.”
Volunteers not only give help on behalf of Convoy’s mission but their lives are changed in knowing that what they do is making a tangible difference.
“I haven’t really gotten to do anything like this before, so it’s completely opened my eyes to what’s in our backyard,” said Convoy of Hope volunteer Luke Perkins. Luke recently handed out groceries and shoes as part of his university’s volunteer project. “It’s incredible to see what something so little can do. It’s super, super incredible to be here.”
Below are a few ways you can volunteer with Convoy of Hope.
Hygiene kits and baby care kits are full of resources that disaster survivors and people in crisis need. You can pack kits at home, with your church or community group, or with a handful of friends. Ship the kits to Convoy’s World Distribution Center, and they will be delivered into the hands of people who need them most. To learn more or sign up, click here.
Community Events have looked different since the pandemic. To keep Convoy of Hope’s volunteers and Guests of Honor safe, Convoy adopted a contactless point of distribution model. It takes teamwork to distribute groceries, hygiene kits, and other necessities to thousands of people while masking, social distancing, and hard work are top priority. To learn more about Community Events, click here.
Disaster Services is one of Convoy of Hope’s most well-known initiatives. Teams respond swiftly to natural disasters and humanitarian crises with the help of volunteers in affected areas. Volunteers assist with the delivery of supplies, debris removal, and other tasks. To learn more about Convoy’s Disaster Services team, click here. To inquire about and apply for a volunteer position [email protected].
Truck drivers often help Convoy of Hope on a volunteer basis and deliver supplies to communities who need them. On both long and short hauls, Convoy’s volunteer truck drivers are pivotal in making sure help is delivered in a quick and effective way. To apply to be a driver, click here.
Hands of Hope
Hands of Hope is a volunteer opportunity for people in and around Springfield, Missouri, to serve at Convoy of Hope’s World Distribution Center. The event takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m on most Tuesdays. Volunteers participate in projects like sorting and bagging groceries, packing hygiene products, and prepping baby care kits. To get involved, click here.