Volunteer

Whether you’re interested in helping out at a fundraising event, refurbishing wheelchairs, or providing administrative assistance, we appreciate your support and the generous gift of your time and talents. We’d love for you to join our growing group of volunteers!

There are a number of ways to get connected with the Hope Haven community and get involved.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Fundraising Events
  • Religious Services/Retreats
  • Administrative Support
  • Wheelchair Workshops
  • Wheelchair Distribution Trips
  • Program Support

Interested in participating in a distribution, collection, or other volunteer activities?

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International Ministries

Volunteer

The need for wheelchairs around the world continues to grow, and that’s why we need you! Make arrangements for your company or a work group from your church/school to assist at one of our workshops in George, Orange City, and Rock Valley (IA), Edgerton (MN), or Sioux Falls, Brookings, and Volga (SD). Or if you or know someone who wants to volunteer their time! No time commitment. You set your own schedule. To learn more, call Drew Smith at (712) 476-2737 or email at drew.smith@hopehaven.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Making parts
  • Sewing
  • Assemble chairs
  • Box chairs

Wheelchair Distribution Trips

Anyone with a heart to help others is invited to join a Hope Haven International Ministries wheelchair distribution trip. Teams are in need of doctors and nurses, physical and occupational therapists, wheelchair seating specialists, and language translators. Other important volunteer duties include paperwork, photography, and providing support to wheelchair recipients – you don’t need a specific set of talents to join! Volunteers pay their own expenses or raise support from home churches, family and friends. Arrangements are coordinated by HHI staff.
Upcoming Trips:

2023 Distribution Trips:                                 

  • Cabo: February 3-12
  • Romania: March 9-19
  • Vietnam: May 6-13
  • Costa Rica: May 26-June 2
  • Romania: October 6-15
  • Costa Rica: November 1-9
  • Philippines: November 25 – December 5
  • Cuba: December 2-10

 

2024 Distribution Trips:

  • Costa Rica: January 17-24
  • La Paz, Mexico: February 4-9
  • La Paz, Mexico: February 11-16
  • Vietnam: March 14-22

Wheelchair Collection

Attics and basements hold hidden treasures – wheelchairs and other medical equipment that are desperately needed around the world! You can do a one-time collection drive in your area or volunteer to be a drop off location for others to bring their wheelchairs throughout the year. You can be located anywhere in the country to participate in this. Truck Drivers are also needed to help transport the wheelchairs across the continent back to NW Iowa.

Items We Accept:
  • Wheelchairs In Repairable Condition
  • Crutches (Not Wooden)
  • Metal or Fiberglass Canes
  • Shower Chairs
  • Commodes
  • Catheters
Items We Will Not Accept:
  • Power Wheelchairs
  • Rollators
  • Walkers
  • Physical Therapy Equipment
  • Medical Equipment
  • Wheelchairs That Are Beyond Repair

Join Our Team

  • Health Insurance
  • Retirement Plan with 8% Pension Match
  • Pay on Demand + PTO
  • Flexible Schedules