Volunteer Opportunities at New Hope Center
As a peer-support organization, our programs depend on volunteers in order to be successful. Would you like to use your skills and life experiences to bring hope and help to others? We have numerous ways people can participate in our mission.
Listed below are the many volunteer opportunities that are available:
Ways to Help
Participants benefit from hearing stories of hope and healing. If you are ready to offer encouragement and wisdom to others, you may want to serve. Opportunities to serve include the following areas:
- Ongoing Support Groups
- Peer Mentor
- Registration Assistant
- Greeting & Hospitality Assistant
- Administrative Support
These positions do require a certain amount of time and healing before serving. All of our facilitators and speakers receive training and practical experience.
Circles of Hope provides compassionate support for the grieving family by investing in children, supporting parents, and strengthening the family.
We provide age-appropriate activities and discussions for kids while providing education and support for their parent(s).
If you love working with kids and families, you can volunteer to:
- Plan fun activities.
- Lead discussions.
- Give loving support to children and parents during this difficult time.
For our programs to be effective, we have to connect with community partners like churches, funeral homes, hospices, and other organizations. Our program participants benefit greatly from the care and support of local community partners.
Outreach/Community Development volunteers meet with civic organizations, local companies and service clubs to inform them of our programs and the impact that we have on their community. A training session will teach you about New Hope Center and how to become a successful spokesperson.
Our office in Northville is a hub of activity and is often the first point of contact for those suffering the loss of a loved one. Volunteers in our office help connect grievers to our workshops and support services. Your talents can be utilized by:
- Taking/returning phone calls
- Providing administrative support
- Helping with day-to-day tasks
- General and specific opportunities are available
We use data to monitor our progress in serving the grief community and to maintain lists of participants, donors and sponsors. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy creating and maintaining effective spreadsheets & databases.
New Hope Center is only able to provide grief support services at no cost because of the generosity of others. Our funding comes from individual donors, business sponsorships, grants, and fundraising events. We need high-energy individuals who feel comfortable engaging the community in our mission through financial and in-kind contributions. Volunteers can also plan “fun”raisers, which are social events where participants collect a financial contribution to New Hope before participating.
Special event volunteers have a great time helping plan fundraisers, social outings, or volunteer appreciation events. They also have a great time assisting at events by greeting and registering guests, selling raffle tickets, helping at auctions, as well as doing set-up and cleanup.
New Hope has a unique mission and the community needs to know about our story. We are looking for creative volunteers to help raise awareness of New Hope by developing marketing materials, promoting programs and events, communicating with media outlets, collecting stories of hope and healing, and increasing our presence on social media platforms.
It takes a lot of effort to host a successful workshop! Our workshop partners need volunteers to help with registration, hospitality, communicating with workshop participants and preparing workshop program materials.
Throughout the year, certain specific needs arise around the New Hope Center office, at one of our offsite programs, or even with past program participants. These may include painting, physical labor, decorating, helping with a move, organizing, or other misc. tasks. We would love to give you an opportunity to show others love and kindness through acts of service.
Upcoming Sponsor Opportunities
We are looking for 13 businesses or organizations who are willing to commit to $100 per month to cover the rent cost of adding a seminar and support group room to provide additional support, training, and practical resources for those in grief. Sponsor would be acknowledged at all programs and events held in the new space through announcements, sponsor boards, handouts, and social media
- $50 per month ($600 annually)
- $100 per month ($1,200 annually)
- $200 per month ($2,400 annually)
- Other: ___________________
This family seminar is designed to help people find new beginnings in life by using the stories of some of our favorite super heroes to learn how we can use what we’ve experienced to help others find hope after loss.
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Location: Hilltop Church (Northville)
- Presenting Sponsor – $1,000 (sold)
- Activity Sponsor – $500
- Food Sponsor – $250
A fun evening to benefit New Hope Center for Grief Support. Tickets are $50 per person and there will be Hor’doeuvres & Drinks, Entertainment, Silent Auction, 50/50 Rafflle, a Cork Pull, and Memorial Bulbs available. Attendance is expected to be between 200-250.
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Location: Northville Community Center
- Presenting Sponsor – $2,500
- Host Sponsor – $1,500
- Activity Sponsor – $500
- Support Sponsor – $250
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Angels of Hope
Throughout our program, individuals learn that one of the greatest healing choices we can make is to remember and honor our loved one by serving others who are hurting.
One great opportunity to do that is through our new “Angels of Hope” memorial donation program. You can select a month to honor your loved one with a photo, story, quote, or memento at our new facility. Your donation would then sponsor the grief support work that takes place in New Hope’s facility that month in memory of your loved one.
Benefits include a 12×16 canvas photo, and sharing your loved one’s photo our Facebook page, website, and annual report.
How To Participate
Other Ways to Give
Did you know that you can shop from home and help New Hope Center for Grief Support at the same time? Click on to www.igive.com/newhope and register your name with igive.com. Follow the directions and, each time you shop, go to igive.com and check out the 400+ stores that participate by contributing a percentage of their sales to New Hope through igive.com. It costs you no additional money and New Hope gets a percentage of the purchase price! Some of the stores that participate include: Marshall Field’s, the Gap, Lands’ End, JCPenney, Best Buy, and Coldwater Creek. Some recently ordered replacement contacts through a discount contact lens company and booked a flight through Expedia.com (for a great rate) and each of these purchases benefited New Hope. Please contact our office to get more details on how to help at 248-348-0115.
It only Takes 5 Minutes to Sign up! To register your Kroger Plus Card with New Hope go on-line at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Click on Sign in/Register To the far right under the New Customer column click Sign Up Today Find the “preferred store” closest to you. Enter your zip code and select the store. Enter your email address and password- at the bottom of page-click confirm Once you agree to terms, Kroger will send you an email Go to your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email to confirm your account Click on “my account” and use your email address and password to proceed Scroll down to “Edit Kroger Community Rewards” and input your Kroger plus card number and click “save changes” Go to #1 and then enter the NPO# for New Hope 84667- save changes. To verify you are enrolled, New Hope should appear as your community rewards recipient on the right side of the information page.
In-kind gifts may be used for silent auctions for fundraising, or items that we need for the operation of New Hope services. Possibilities for silent auction donations include tickets for airline travel, concerts or sporting events; travel packages for lodging and meals for two or more; adventure opportunities such as skiing, horseback riding, ballooning, golf, or spa treatments. Items that can be used for the operation of New Hope include services such as printing or graphic design, beverages such as soft drinks or bottled water. Just about anything used in an office is also welcomed – copy paper, toner, ink pens, file folders, name tags, postage, labels, etc.
October is the time that many companies ask employees to make a contribution to the United Way. Many people don’t know that they can designate a local charity to be the recipient of their United Way contribution. If you’d like New Hope Center for Grief Support to receive your donation, check with your Human Resource Department to see what you need to do, then let us know so that we can add you to our list of United Way contributors. Another way that some of you can double your contribution to New Hope is to request that your employer match your tax-deductible gift to us. Many employers have matching gift programs, but few employees actually take advantage of this opportunity.
Ready to get rid of that old car? Donate your used car to Charity Motors and select New Hope Center for Grief Support to receive 70% of the proceeds from the sale. To date we have received nearly $15,000 from the donation of vehicles. Let your friends and family know about this opportunity to support us in such a valuable way. Vehicles need not run … Free timely pick-up … IRS forms provided … 100% tax deductible. Call Charity Motors at 313-255-1000 and designate New Hope Center for Grief Support as your charity. Please be sure to notify New Hope Center with the date donated, make, model, year of vehicle and Charity Motors ID number so we can keep track of your donation.