Thank you for your interest in joining the Expect Hope team! What an exciting time in this newly forming ministry. To apply to be an Expect Hope volunteer, please complete the Expect Hope Volunteer Application and sign the consent form. Scan the completed pages and attach the completed application in an email to info@expecthope.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Individual Mentor

Description:

  • Meet weekly with Expect Hope Resident to provide spiritual guidance and discipleship along with emotional and prayer support
  • Invite her to church and family events, assisting her in establishing a greater support system through the greater body of Christ.

Time and Location: Outside the home – decided between mentor and resident

Commitment: At least one hour weekly for the duration of resident’s stay in the program (around 2 1/2 years)

Mentor Family

Description:

  • Demonstrate a Christ-centered family environment while meeting weekly with an Expect Hope Resident and her child to provide spiritual guidance and discipleship along with emotional and prayer support
  • Host her and her child for a meal or special outing. Invite her to church and family events, assisting her in establishing a greater support system through the greater body of Christ.

Time and Location: Outside the home – decided between mentor and resident

Commitment: At least two hours weekly for the duration of resident’s stay in the program (around 2 1/2 years)

Special Requirements: Must be a household consisting of husband, wife, and child(ren), preferably newborn, toddler or elementary school aged.

Father Mentor

Description:

  • Meet weekly with the father of a child born at Expect Hope to provide spiritual guidance and discipleship along with emotional and prayer support
  • Invite him to church and family events, assisting him in establishing a greater support system through the greater body of Christ.

Time and Location: Outside the home – decided between mentor and resident

Commitment: At least one hour weekly for the duration of resident’s stay in the program (around 2 1/2 years)

Special Requirements: Must be a male, preferably a father

Tutor

Description:

  • Assist residents with academic subjects as needed in accordance with individualized academic growth plan developed by the Staff Tutor

Time and Location: Time dependent on residents’ schedule. Location – Either the Expect Hope home or a place of Tutor and Resident’s choosing.

Commitment: 2 hours, 1x or 2x/week

Parent Assistant

Description:

  • Assist in the basic child care of residents’ children when residents are in class, at work, or attending appointments during the week
  • An additional option is to lead a class for the children of Expect Hope: Story hour, Music time, Dance session, Puppet show

Time and Location: As needed in conjunction with volunteer’s availability. Location: The Expect Hope home

Commitment: At least 4 hours per week

Event Hostess

Description:

  • Host or arrange a meal, movie night, game night, or other activity for the residents of Expect Hope and their children

Time and Location: Arranged by the Event Hostess in conjunction with the home’s schedule

Commitment: One-time event, or optionally a regular commitment as convenient.

Special Requirements: Description and location of event must be approved by Expect Hope Staff

Labor Coach/Doula

Description:

  • Meet with expectant resident bi-weekly for 2 months before due date
  • Discuss birth plan and plans for delivery
  • Attend delivery and assist resident in giving birth

Time and Location: Expect Hope home, hospital where resident will deliver

Commitment:

  • Pre-natal: 30 minutes bi-weekly
  • Delivery: Be available on call several weeks prior to and after the woman’s due date

Special Requirements: Experience supporting a woman in labor and the birth of a baby, Doula certification preferred

Visiting Nurse

Description:

  • Visit residents 2x monthly for at least 3 months, advising prenatal and infant care
  • Perform basic physical health assessment
  • Answer residents’ medical questions

Time and Location: Expect Hope home

Commitment: as needed

Special Requirements: Registered Nurse

Ambassador

Description: Be a spokesperson for the ministry and help run the information table at events

Time and Location: various churches, conferences, and events

Commitment: as needed

Prayer Team Member

Description: Pray for the current residents of Expect Hope, Pray for the staff members of Expect Hope, Support one Expect Hope family specifically by becoming their prayer advocate

Time and Location: anywhere

Commitment: Daily or weekly

House Maintenance

Description: Assist with building and grounds upkeep and general maintenance

Time and Location: When available, Expect Hope home

Commitment: 1-2x per month

Life Skills Teacher

Description:

  • Instruct the residents of Expect Hope in any of the following skills:
    • Job Readiness
    • Computer skills class
    • Personal Finance
    • Childbirth Preparation
    • Parenting (0-12 months) Infant care
    • Parenting (1-2 years) toddler care
    • Healthy Relationship Choices
    • Nutrition
    • Health
    • Cooking
    • Self defense
    • Arts

Curriculum will be provided to you or (pending approval) you can provide your own.

Time and Location: As available in conjunction with residents’ schedules, Expect Hope home

Commitment:

  • One-time or several session all day seminar, or
  • 1 (one hour) class session/week for a period of three months