It's like playing Santa every Tuesday and Wednesday!!
Home Makers of Hope accepts gently used furniture and then delivers it to families and individuals who could be sleeping on the floor! Families and individuals are sent to us already pre-screened by our community's social service and faith-based agencies so that we can try to meet their furniture and household needs. This is a completely volunteer group, requiring just a few hours each week! Those few hours totally can change the lives of so many people.
Each TUESDAY from 9:00 to 1:00 (or later) volunteers gather at the east end of Gulf Eagle Supply warehouse in Ybor City for a variety of tasks: driving boxtrucks, sorting through household donations; loading and unloading furniture from boxtrucks; delivering and setting up furniture to families and individuals. This same activity occurs in Brandon on WEDNESDAYS, so you can volunteer at the one closer to your home.
On SATURDAYS in Tampa and in east County, from 8:30 AM to mid-afternoon, furniture donations are picked up from throughout the County and delivered to our warehouses.
Volunteers also help with gathering and entering records, seeking additional donations, visiting the families in advance to ascertain space and furniture needs, scheduling pick ups, etc. There is a role for everyone!
- Truck Driving
- Strategic Planning
- People Skills
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- There is no minimum requirement; flexible
- Truck drivers must be 21 years or older with a clean driver's record. 18 yrs for others.