Become a Volunteer

Congratulations to our Honored Volunteers Of the Year

Betty Ashley and Michael Wang!

Volunteer Opportunities

BEST

As a food and/or supply drive host, you will be helping to supply Grandma’s House of Hope with the food or items needed to serve the women and children of Orange County. Hosting a food drive is simple! Let us know you’re interested and we will provide you the information needed to get started. Please visit our Host a Food Drive page for more information on what is needed. To host a supply drive, please refer to our Donate Needed Items page for a list of our most needed items. You can also host a themed drive for items such as: back-to-school supplies, gift cards (for food, shoes, etc.), hygiene items (toothbrush, soap, etc.) or holiday items.

 

FOOD PACKING

Food packing volunteers make it possible for Grandma’s House of Hope to provide food for children who are homeless or living in insecure housing. As a food packing volunteer, you will place non perishable food items into Nana’s Kidz bags to create meals for children. This event takes place on the first Saturday of each month. It is generally helpful if a few volunteers of the group are able to lift 35 lbs or more. Volunteer student groups (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by at least one adult chaperon. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes.

 

FOOD DELIVERY (1)

Each week, Grandma’s House of Hope volunteers deliver pre-packed bags of non perishable food to children throughout Orange County. These bags help to supplement weekend meals when these kids do not have access to free lunch at school. We reach out to them through local motels and after school programs on Thursdays and Fridays to prepare them for a weekend of meals. Nana’s Kidz volunteers should be in groups of two or three minimum. They must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift 20 lbs. These deliveries take place at many locations throughout Orange County, generally food bank trips are in the morning, and deliveries would be in the afternoon. Please email volunteer@grandmashouseofhope.org to become a Nana’s Kidz volunteer.

 

Garden time

Our Hope Works! Education and Enrichment Center is open to residents of Cherry Orchard from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Monday through Friday. We offer after school tutoring, creative workshops, workforce development, health/wellness classes and much more! We are looking for volunteers that have a passion for mentoring children and are able to help monitor activities and even aid in adult workshops. Volunteers must have a valid I.D. and submit to a Live Scan.

 

c u r r E n t l y

Workshop hosts are skilled volunteers who contribute their expertise and passion to provide a variety of workshops for our programs. Are you a teacher, nutritionist, or yoga instructor? Are passionate about something else you’d like to share? You can help provide our clients with new resources, skills, insights or hobbies. To schedule a workshop, please e-mail volunteer@grandmashouseofhope.org

 

ADOPT-A-ROOM

Our Adopt-A-Room volunteers help us bring warmth and comfort to the rooms of our transitional housing facilities. This opportunity involves purchasing new twin-bedding sets, inspirational wall art, curtains, and lamps, then delivering them to one of our houses and spending time decorating the room. It is a unique chance to visit one of our shelters and provide hands-on help to make our ladies feel at home. Please email volunteer@grandmashouseofhope.org for information on availability and items most needed.

 

BIRTHDAY KITS

At Grandma’s House of Hope, we make a point to celebrate the birthdays of our ladies every month. Supplies needed to create Birthday Kits includes: cakes or cake-making supplies, streamers, and balloons. This can be a great project for a group that is able to run a drive for these items, and spend time together creating the kits for each month. Completed kits should be delivered to our donation center in Garden Grove. Please email volunteer@grandmashouseofhope.org to schedule a delivery.

 

Don’t see an opportunity you’re interested in?

Feel free to ask us about it—chances are we offer something very similar, or can find something based on you or your group’s needs and interests!

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