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Volunteer at Hope Cottage

There are lots of ways to put your gifts and talents to work for the benefit of the women of Hope Cottage

Front Office
Flexible
Answer phones, greet visitors, receive donations and write donation receipts.
Check-in
Daily, 3p-6p
Greet our residents as they return home for the day. Take brief notes about their day. This is a high contact opportunity in which you can really get to know the ladies.
Sorting donations
Flexible
We receive a lot of donations from the community. Help us keep things moving by spending some time in the donation closet.
Childcare
WThF 10a-12:15p TWTh 6:45p-8:15p
Help our Children's coordinator with the kids during mom's class time.
Dinner
3p-6p, Dinner at 6 sharp
Prepare and serve dinner to approximately 45 people. You and your group can use food from our pantry or bring dishes that you supply and prepare.
Evening chapel
Daily, 7p-8p
Opportunity for Church and community groups to present a message or helpful information to our guests.

Volunteer Application

We are very thankful that you have chosen to volunteer with us! We would like to make your experience as smooth as possible, so we ask that you fill out your information and thoroughly review the Volunteer Requirements to serve at Hope Cottage.  The hours and activities above indicate when we have staff coverage and when we can most use help from our amazing community.













Please read and initial the following, so that we know you have read, agree with, and can uphold our policies at The Hope Cottage.
1. SRM Inc. is a Christ-Centered Ministry to those who are homeless for any reason. At Hope Cottage we provide safe shelter, meals, clothing, recovery support and the love of Jesus through The Word of God as well as in our actions.
2. I will exemplify a positive attitude, use appropriate words, as well as dress in modest attire while serving in this ministry.
3. I understand that those seeking shelter may have been through difficult situations and circumstances and that they might sometimes be reactive in words and actions.
4. I will not hold Hope Cottage or The Mission responsible for personal injury, theft, damage, loss, or any other liability that might occur while volunteering my services at either of the above listed facilities.
5. I consent to being examined by any emergency personnel due to personal injury while on-site.
6. I understand that anything spoken by a resident is confidential and I must not repeat it. However, if I receive information which poses a threat to others or themselves, I must notify staff immediately.
7. I understand that the SRM Inc. Ministry facilities are drug and alcohol-free. I will not use either of these substances before or during my volunteer hours.
8. I will sign in and out of the facility where I am volunteering so that SRM Inc. has a record of my visits.
9. By initialing this I acknowledge that I have never been charged with any crime involving children.
10. If I am working with children at Hope Cottage I will be required to provide an AZ fingerprint clearance card and asked to obtain CPR / First Aid certification at the discretion of our Family Services Coordinator.

KITCHEN PROTOCOL AGREEMENT

1. I will not be permitted into the kitchen to work if I am coughing, feverish, not feeling well, or have a communicable disease.
2. I agree to wash my hands thoroughly as I enter the kitchen area.
3. I will wear gloves when handling food, ice scoop, etc. and put on fresh gloves as needed for a new task.
4. I agree to tie my hair back or wear a hair net.
5. I will not take anything from the kitchen unless it has been approved by the kitchen manager or an on-duty staff member. This includes food, snacks, soda, utensils, etc.
6. All children must be supervised in the kitchen area by the parent or a responsible adult.
7. I agree to honor and follow the kitchen manager’s instructions, and to ask about and follow proper safety, health, and cleaning protocols.
8. I agree to notify staff and fill out an incident report if I am injured or witness an accident. I agree that Hope Cottage is not liable for any accident or injury that I may incur while volunteering in the kitchen or performing any other duties associated with volunteering.

By adding your name on the Signature Line and Submitting the Application you are agreeing with all of the statements made on this SRM Inc. Volunteer Application. Once submitted, our Volunteer Coordinator will be in contact with you. Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us!