Haven for Hope is a spiritually-integrated effort in San Antonio where spiritual care is intentionally provided through the unified efforts and services of Partners and Volunteers. Opportunities are developed in recognition that holistic healing and transformation include the Spirit, Body, and Mind. Each person at Haven for Hope, whether they live here or work here, is prayerfully met in honor and respect for their Human Worth and Dignity with openness to their Religious Preference and Culture.
Spiritual care at Haven for Hope provides an array of volunteer opportunities for people from across the spectrum of faith traditions. So, within your faith expression and religious preference, perhaps you can find yourself volunteering at Haven!
As you can see on the Haven for Hope map there are two general and geographic
areas at Haven:
Where folks can get safe overnight & outdoor lodging along with 3 meals a day, showers, and other helpful human resources.
Haven for Hope’s Main Campus:
Where live-in residents make a life plan and commitment to transition and transformation.
Both areas have a chapel (Prospects Chapel & Chapel of Hope at Haven) and both
offer lots of opportunities for ministry and service. Churches, faith
communities, and other groups who would like to volunteer for these
opportunities are free to connect with any of the contacts below for more
information and asked to submit a request.
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live”
#1 requested item on-Campus!! What a donation and thousands have been given away. Only new Bibles are requested. Any translation welcome. Kinds needed: LARGE PRINT, Spanish, Life Recovery, Children’s. Contact Spiritual Services with any questions and/or if you’re looking for a good place to order. 210.220.2116 email@example.com
Tables are needed that will be used at retreats and spiritual classes; that will inspire good conversations and great relationships! 14 tables are needed in the Chapel of Hope on the Main Campus. Round plastic folding tables that seat 6 (not 4 or 8; not card tables). Cost: ~$100/table. Can be found at places like Costco and on-line. Please call Spiritual Services before purchasing. 210.220.2116 firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistance volunteer
Administrative Assistance volunteer opportunity in Spiritual Services that will be rich in relationship and rewarding in contribution. Part to full time. Skillsets needed: pervious work in and understanding of an organization of faith (like a church); comfortable with phone calls, interruptions, and a setting with lots of exciting movement; technical experience with Word, Outlook, Excel, emails; likes organizing work space and people. Call Ann Helmke with questions and to interview. 210.220.2116 email: email@example.com
“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.”
Faith Homing Teams!
What’s Faith Homing?! This is an opportunity for small groups from a faith community (churches, temples, etc.) to engage people staying at Haven, form relationships, and invite them into that faith community as a future faith and spiritual home. Call on Keith Wideman in Spiritual Services with questions and to begin this volunteer process. 210.220.2120 firstname.lastname@example.org
Retreat/Workshop Leadership Teams.
A variety of retreats and workshops are offered from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday afternoons throughout the year. Currently we have retreats on Meditation & Art, Faith & Friendship, Meditation & Writing, Music and Prayer, Grief and Loss, and various themes of Scripture and Spiritual Wellness. If you are interested in volunteering on Saturday afternoon and have creative ideas for sharing with others, please contact Haven for Hope Spiritual Services 210.212.2920 email@example.com
Spiritual Services Ambassadors.
It’s an honor to serve at Haven and an even greater honor to tell others about the service and their potential to also serve! Volunteers will be given contextual orientation to the spiritual services available and then will go out to other faith communities (churches, temples, etc.) upon request and usually within the Ambassador’s own faith tradition. Actual and previous volunteer service on-site at Haven is a requirement. Call Ann Helmke with questions and to interview. 210.220.2116 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows."
Spiritual Services Communicator.
Part to full time volunteer opportunity. Do ya’ just love to talk to and meet new and interesting people? Haven ya’ ever seen one of those dancin’ guys at the street corner pointing to a new restaurant? Well, you don’t need to dance but a roaming, talking, engaging volunteer is needed to spread the word 1-to-1 about the many spiritual opportunities at Haven to people staying here. Call Ann Helmke with questions and to interview. 210.220.2116 email: email@example.com
What’s a Soul Friend? We’re glad you asked. This 1-to-1 extraordinary volunteer opportunity at Haven requires the trained skill set of the ministry of presence, deep listening, and potential prayer. Soul Friends engage people who live at Haven and those who also serve at Haven in confidential and spiritual care. Call on Sr. Julie Hickey with questions, for an interview, and to begin the possible volunteer process. 210.212.2920 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Soul Friend Orientation Packet
Listening Presence Training
Volunteer Application & ID Badging
Starbucks’ Pick-up Volunteers needed.
Starbucks is one of the greatly experienced partners on-Campus, providing pastries and coffee for many of the activities within Spiritual Services. Various Starbucks across town make these donations, but the donations need to be picked up as they do not deliver. If you’re ready, willing, and able to fetch some yummies on a weekly basis, give Keith Wideman a call or email. 210.220.2120 email: email@example.com
“The poor, no matter how destitute, have enormous untapped capacity; find it, be inspired by it, and build upon it.”
Tai Chi, Anyone?!
Are there any volunteers out there who would enjoy sharing their tai chi expertise within a very flexible schedule in outdoor spaces? Volunteers who are interested in helping others focus and find their spiritual centers? Contact Haven for Hope Spiritual Services if interested and for more details. 210.220.2116 firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer’s Team Volunteer.
Be part of a volunteer team encouraging the gifts of creative writing, journaling, and poetry. Co-teach a class or rotate the experience with others on the team. No previous teaching experience necessary, but it would be beneficial. Simply come with a love of sharing stories as part of the journey of healing. Call Sr. Julie Hickey with questions, for an interview and to observe current story writing classes. Contact 210.212.2920 email: email@example.com
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”
*All Haven Hands pictures on the webpage were taken by Marie Langmore.