What does a volunteer in West Africa look like?
Anyone, you or me.
What does a volunteer in the US look like?
Anyone, you or me.
What would a volunteer in West Africa or the United States do?
This would depend on your skills, interests, and training.
HOLISTIC CARE: Physical
Are you a doctor or a dentist? Serve as a medical or dental consultant.
Donate your services as an architect! Design future children’s homes, offices, schools, ministry centers, etc.
Construction-related skills? Donate your services (builders, plumbers, electricians, etc.) here in the US (at our local offices) or travel to one of our countries to work on a project.
In the medical or pharmaceutical field? Gather much needed resources including medicine, vitamins, medical tools/machines, etc.
Food is one of our children’s greatest physical needs. Are you a farmer or agriculturalist? Impart your expertise to our farm staff or donate farming equipment.
Sports enthusiast? Gather sports equipment or materials to construct sports courts, playgrounds, etc.
Maintaining cultural values including traditional ethnic dance, storytelling and dress are important to us. Travel to one of our countries and serve as a consultant, offering advice on ways to encourage this in our programs.
Experience or training in trauma or grief counseling? Serve as a consultant or travel to one of our countries and impart your knowledge.
Are you an educator? Support Education (See Education below).
Create culturally relevant Bible studies to send overseas.
Develop VBS curriculum or activities to use in-country with our kids!
SEVEN CULTURAL INFLUENCERS: Family
Lend your expertise as a social services consultant.
Get involved with worship! Point Hope always welcomes guest speakers and worship leaders to come speak at our prayer meetings in Washington (See Contact Information Below).
Are you a pastor? Take a Venture Trip or serve as a consultant overseas.
Are you a teacher or education professional? Work to identify educational needs.
Run a school supply drive or a book drive, or help collect school supplies for children in Africa and/or children here in the US.
Contribute to the planning, implementation, or funding of programs at our Vocational Skills Centers.
Background in special education? Help us meet the needs of our children with mental and physical challenges.
Government / Politics / Justice
Become an advocate for global poverty.
Provide pro bono legal services to our US organization or serve as a legal consultant.
Business / Economics
Donate your professional services as a financial advisor.
Media / Arts / Entertainment
Do you have connections to the media? Help Point Hope Reach out locally and globally. Create or edit video for use as an official use by Point Hope.
Donate your time to a specific project in Graphic Design, Journalism or Web Development/Web Design.
Professional photographer? Participate in special events held around the U.S. or travel to one of our countries to take photos for use in various publications.
An artist or tradesperson? Travel to one of your countries and teach a class, creating an opportunity for a skill-based business opportunity.
Interested in music? Setup the recording studio with musical instruments or create instrumental soundtracks, or a song dictated to Point Hope.
Generate awareness regarding the environmental conditions in Africa and here in the United States Foster System.
Share your expertise in areas such as water filtration, crop rotation, irrigation techniques, alternative power sources, etc.
For more information on any of the above-listed areas of involvement, or if you have an idea for something that isn’t listed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org