On thing that distinguishes the White Rock Center of Hope from other organizations running similar programs is that we are volunteer driven. There are three full time and two part time staff that support an army of 200+ neighborhood volunteers, who serve the less fortunate in their own community.

If you want to work directly with clients, you might want to be an:

Interviewer who listens to the clients and talks with landlords and utility service providers to obtain an understanding of the client's needs in order to recommend the most appropriate assistance in the form of food, clothing and household items, bus passes, toys and financial assistance.
Clothing Distribution Volunteer to assist clients in making selections of clothing and household goods.
Work in the Resale Shop to help customers and work as a cashier.

If you prefer limited interaction with clients, then you might want to consider these options:

Intake Workers who represent the Center to all clients, friends, and visitors and convey the Center's spirit of cooperation and helpfulness. These workers answer the phone, greet visitors and clients, schedule interviews, prepare clients for their interviews, & complete some paperwork related to a client's visit after the interview.
Food Distribution Volunteers prepare the appropriate quantities and types of food and hygeine products to fit the needs of the clients and their families based upon the information provided by the Interviewers.
Toy Distributors work in November and December and begin the Monday after Thanksgiving. They distribute toys to ensure that children receive gifts for Christmas.

If you would rather not interact with clients, then you can make a difference in these areas:

Food Warehouse Volunteers receive and sort food for distribution to clients and help maintain proper inventory control.
Clothing Sorters make sure that clothing and household items are available for retail and client needs. The sorter determines what is kept or redistributed. They place clothing on hangers and tag them with appropriately.
Client Data Entry Volunteers enter information about anyone who comes to the Center seeking assistance and any assistance provided into the Center's database. This data is compliled and used for valuable statistical analysis and fundraising.

Volunteer Information

The basic requirements for volunteering at WRCH are compassion, consideration, and the desire to make an impact in this community.
Each volunteer receives on-the-job training and written instructions and regular updates to keep them current on agency policies.
Let us know when you are available, and we will work with you to find the time when you can make the greatest impact. Most shifts are 2 - 5 hours.
Volunteers create mini support groups among their shifts. This helps them cope with the aches, pains and losses that come with aging. Bonds formed doing service work last for years. The extension of their faith-based mission work lifts them spiritually and emotionally. Having a purpose each day keeps volunteers engaged and sharp. You also receive a discount at the Resale store.
Contact Us, or call Ted Beechler at (214) 328-2978 to discuss your talents and availability.
We hope you will join us and help make a difference in our community.

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