All volunteers are required to wear masks. Volunteers working with children must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- High school diploma
- Speak and understand English (do not need to be bilingual to volunteer)
- Complete volunteer application with references
- Attend a volunteer orientation session. Orientations are held three times a year in February, June, and October.
- Pass both fingerprint test and a background check
Administrative volunteers will assist with various office tasks to help the team at Casa de Esperanza. Administrative volunteers will cover the front desk for an hour and a half during the receptionist’s lunch break. During this time, volunteers will greet office Casa visitors, answer and direct phone calls, and accept deliveries.
Administrative volunteers may also assist different departments in documentation, preparing mailings, data entry, and additional office tasks. Volunteer shifts will be available during regular business office between 9:00am-5:00pm.
Casa de Esperanza has two major annual fundraising events - Chili Cook-Off in the Fall and Building Hope for Children gala in the Spring . Volunteers assist with planning, invitations, registration, decorations, entertainment, live and silent auctions, set-up and clean-up.
Grocery Shopping and Delivery
- WIC Shopping volunteers will obtain WIC cards from Foster Parents and a list of WIC-eligible items to be purchased. Volunteers participating in WIC shopping will utilize the information provided to shop at a recommended store for neighborhood needs. These volunteers must provide proof of liability insurance and deliver grocery items and WIC cards back to the house.
- Grocery Pick-Up volunteers will pick up neighborhood grocery orders and deliver to the neighborhood. Volunteers in this role will receive the location of the store and all other necessary documentation needed to pick up the order. These orders may be significant in size with many bulk items. This position is ideal for a volunteer with a larger vehicle. Volunteers must also provide proof of liability insurance for this position.
Meal Delivery Volunteers
Meal delivery volunteers may prepare a home-cooked meal, purchase a meal, or pick up donated meals from area restaurants to deliver to our homes. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for details.
Weekly Neighborhood Volunteers
Neighborhood volunteers will assist the Casa de Esperanza staff with daily child care and participate in activities such as reading, art projects, outdoor play, holding and feeding infants, meal preparation, and light household chores. Volunteer positions require a weekly 3-hour shift for a 6-month commitment.
- 6-month commitment to volunteer once a week
- Negative TB test within the past 30 days
- All volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Volunteer shifts in the neighborhood are available Monday-Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm, and 5:30pm-8:30pm.
Pantry volunteers will assist in the upkeep of our pantry and work alongside our Aftercare Department to ensure that donations are stored orderly and adhere to all food regulations. This volunteer opportunity is available 1-2 times a month and may increase during high volume times such as Christmas. Volunteer shifts will be available between 9:30am-4:30pm during weekdays and one Saturday a month between 9:30am-12:30pm.
Individuals volunteering in their professional capacity provide essential services in the areas of medical care, finance, information technology, and professional facilities maintenance.
Host a drive to collect basic needs items
Collect needed items including toiletries, diapers and wipes, new car seats and non-perishable food.***Persons interested in arranging third-party fundraisers must contact Casa de Esperanza prior to scheduling an event or using Casa de Esperanza's name in any publicity!
For more information:
Call: (713) 529-0639 -or- contact our Volunteer Coordinator on our Contact Us Page