Gathering Hope House values our members, and as a peer empowerment center, our staff work side by side with members in all aspects of the organization and agency programming.
Below is a list of the Clubhouse-inspired experiences available for members to participate in; training is provided for all programs. Members are encouraged to volunteer for as many activities as they desire, and there are no time commitments except for the Member Leadership Committee, which is six months.
- Art Studio – assist with art groups/projects, helping to facilitate, prepare, organize, and other art studio-related activities
- Clerical/Front Desk Department – assist with answering phones, greeting visitors, making copies, and other office-related duties.
- Development Committee – participate in the regular committee, share ideas and help facilitate all aspects of planning, publicizing, and executing fundraising events.
- Education and Support Groups – help co-facilitate education groups, encourage member participation, and assist with getting materials ready for groups to carry out group-related activities which promote social connectedness, consensus building, and social learning.
- Fitness Center - provide assistance to people using the fitness center, perform equipment safety checks, report any issues or concerns related to the fitness center or machines, help keep the center clean and organized, answer questions, and ensure all participants sign in and out.
- Food Services – assist with all aspects of food services from helping with food preparation, cooking, cleaning, menu planning, inventory, food serving, and all food-related activities and groups.
- Hope Chest Boutique – assist in all aspects of the agency boutique, such as processing donations, retail-related activities, marketing, setting up displays, organizations and customer service
- Outreach Committee – participate in activities that promote the organization and help expand and retain membership. It also includes helping welcome new members and assisting with new member orientation and community presentations. This committee is part of our newly expanded Outreach Program, which plans on developing a Speaker’s Bureau to educate and raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma. Speakers will complete a training curriculum and may earn a stipend for speaking engagements.