Volunteer at Legacy Retreats®
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Inheritance of Hope!  Being an Inheritance of Hope volunteer can take many forms. 
 
At an on-site Legacy Retreat®, the primary role of our volunteers is to assist parents and our children’s groups 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 in the theme park, waterpark, city, camp, or on other activities.
 
In other cases, 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. We have found that our volunteers are what make the experience the most restful, the most memorable, and the most enjoyable for our families.  However, you should know that it is a busy event, and there is little time for rest for our volunteers.
 
During an eLegacy Retreat™, the primary role of our volunteers is to mentor and encourage a child in a “big sis/big bro” role. Many of these children are facing incredible uncertainty and need a friend! Our eRetreat volunteers will check-in with their assigned "lil sis/lil bro" before, during, and after the eRetreat to offer encouragement and friendship. Volunteers will join the specific Legacy Session with their assigned child/teen. They will also commit to praying for their assigned child/teen and being available for that child/teen as needed.
 
In order to devote our limited financial resources to the needs of our families, we ask our volunteers to cover their expenses during our on-site Legacy Retreat®. Each volunteer is expected to raise $400 and provide their own transportation to the on-site event.  We will provide a personalized web page, or you can use other creative ways to fundraise!
 
An eRetreat volunteer is encouraged to share the eRetreat Registry with their community. There is no specific fundraising requirement when serving as an eRetreat volunteer, but we encourage you to tell your Inheritance of Hope story so more families can benefit from all IoH has to offer. In order to reach more families, please consider creating a personalized web page and finding other creative ways to fundraise.
 
When to Apply
We offer Legacy Retreats® and eLegacy Retreats™ at locations around the country throughout the year.  The volunteer application is not specific to any one retreat -- if your application is selected, you will become part of the group that is notified each time a new retreat is scheduled.  Our retreat teams sometimes fill quickly, so if you have interest in volunteering at any point, applying now is the best way to go!
 
How to Apply

What We Offer You
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Retreat Team gatherings on Zoom every Friday at 3pm EST. (optional)

    Our gatherings last an hour and our goals are to:

    1. Stay connected
    2. Build community (encouragement, friendship, and prayer)
    3. Grow in our faith.
  • Strong Community
  • Our Retreat Team is truly a big family that includes the most quality people we have ever known. You can be a part of this amazing family/team.

  • Service Opportunity
  • You get the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus by using your unique gifts for people who are going through very difficult circumstances. (We will provide documentation if you need/want community service hours for school or work.)

 
Inheritance of Hope could not serve families facing the loss of a parent without our selfless volunteers – thank you!
 
 
Please contact jill@InheritanceOfHope.org with any questions or for more information.
 
Volunteer with us!
how