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Volunteer

Be a Local Hero

Volunteers play a vital role at Hope’s Door New Beginning Center. Each year, hundreds of people donate thousands of hours to help us provide safety, shelter, healing, and hope to families affected by domestic abuse. Please review the process for getting started and see the current opportunities we have for volunteers listed below.

Give Time. Give Love.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sometimes your time is the best donation.

Off-Site

  • Prepare and deliver a meal to one of our emergency shelters
  • Organize a donation drive of items from our urgent needs list
  • Create craft kits for our children in shelter
  • Offer social media support
  • On-Site

  • Plano Resale Store
  • Emergency Shelters (must be 18 or older)
  • Outreach Offices
  • Special Events
  • 2022-2023 Orientation Dates

    All volunteer orientation times start at 11:30 a.m.

    Volunteer orientation is not offered in December.

    (Only one session is required.)

    Email Beth Leos at bleos@hdnbc.org for more information.

    • January 6 and 20, 2023 
    • February 3 and 17, 2023 
    • March 3 and 17, 2023 
    • Apr 14 and 28, 2023 
    • May 5 and 19, 2023 
    • June 2 and 16, 2023 
    • July 7 and 21, 2023 
    • August 4 and 18, 2023 
    • September 8 and 22, 2023
    • October 6 and 20, 2023 
    • November 10, 2023

    Frequently Asked Questions

    About Volunteering

    Can I complete court-ordered community service hours at Hope’s Door New Beginning Center?

    If the offense is non-violent, there are opportunities for community service. 

    Do you take donations as credit for community service hours?

    Items purchased from one of our urgent need’s lists can be donated for volunteer credit. Two hours will be credited for every $35 spent. Receipts are required to verify hours. 

    If I complete the application today, how long before I can start volunteering?

    Completing and submitting the application is just one of three steps. A background check, the second step, is also required for all volunteers 18 years of age and older and will take two to three days for the report to be returned. New volunteer orientation, the third step, is required for all new volunteers and is offered twice a month . Once these steps are complete, new volunteers can schedule volunteer time. 

    Do you allow faith-based volunteer activities (prayer groups, Bible study, etc.)?

    The survivors we serve practice many faiths, cultures, and religious traditions. As a community of care that strives for safety for all, we do not allow volunteer activities that specifically speak to one religion or faith value (no Bible studies, no materials from one particular religion, no prayer groups). We understand that domestic violence affects people physically, psychologically, and spiritually, so we strive to partner with faith leaders to provide education, volunteer activities, and access to community resources in order to meet as many people’s needs as possible.

    Who We Serve

    HDNBC proudly serves anyone impacted by domestic abuse, family violence, or teen dating abuse regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, immigration status, primary language, or sexuality. Multigenerational families with kids (and adults) of all ages are supported. We can also provide safety for pets.