The first step to becoming a volunteer at Hope House is to complete the application, which you can download here, and then submit it to our Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteer applications can be submitted via email or by mailing them to: Attn: Volunteer Coordinator, Hope House P.O. Box 557, Baraboo, WI 53913
" Volunteering at Hope House has allowed me to become a part of making people’s lives a little better. I was able to spend time with a boy named Timmy, who was staying at the Hope House for a while with his mother and siblings. I saw that Timmy was a bit more reserved than his aggressive brothers and sisters. In an effort to stay away from the difficult dynamics going on in his family, Timmy many times was sitting away from the other kids, and missed out on a lot of the fun. I could see the quiet frustration in him. I talked to the volunteer coordinator and she asked if I would like to spend some time individually with Timmy. It was so great to see him be able to choose what games we would play together, and to see him open up about what interests him. I think it may have given him a sense of pride and self-worth to have another person pay attention to him and care.
It may have been a small thing, but it made me feel good to touch someone’s life for the positive. I hope others may also find some time to volunteer at the Hope House. As volunteers there is so much we can do to help, and so much here to touch our hearts."
-Hope House Volunteer
*Names have been changed in an effort to protect confidentiality.