Thank you for your willingness to consider volunteering for an Inheritance of Hope Legacy Retreat®! We have found that our volunteers are what make the weekend the most restful, the most memorable, and the most enjoyable for our families. However, you should know that it is a busy weekend, and there is little time for rest for our volunteers.
The primary role of our volunteers is to assist parents and our children’s counselors with care of the children. Many of our parents are weak from the progression of their disease or just plain tired from the ordeal their family has endured. Most families jump at the chance to have a volunteer accompany them into the theme park, waterpark, or on other activities. In other cases, the parents just need a rest and will trust you completely with the care of their children. We encourage our parents to take advantage of your presence and willingness to help, as for many it is an opportunity they rarely find at home. Other duties include bringing luggage to and from the hotel rooms, organizing and delivering meals, helping with airport pick-ups and drop-offs, and being available for whatever might help or encourage our families.
In order to devote our limited financial resources to the needs of our families, we ask our volunteers to raise support to cover their expenses during the retreat. We ask each volunteer to raise $400 in addition to the cost of transportation to the event. We will give you a personalized webpage to make online fundraising easy!
Thank you again for your willingness to serve - Inheritance of Hope could not serve these families without you!
To volunteer with us, you must be at least 16 years old and complete our online volunteer application. As part of the application, you will be required to attach (upload) our background check release. You can download it here, print it, complete it, and have a scanned or photographed copy saved on your computer so that you can attach it to the online application.
You can contact our Volunteers Manager at Julie@InheritanceOfHope.org with any questions or for more information.