Volunteer Opportunities

Weekend Meal Donation for Hawthorn Hill's New Directions Shelter
Hawthorn Hill needs well-balanced, child-friendly weekend (Saturday or Sunday evening) meals for the moms and kids staying at New Directions Shelter. We ask that the meal be prepared for up to 25-30 people (mostly children) and that it be delivered by 4-4:30 pm on the designated day.  We do have the ability to heat/reheat as needed.  Drinks and/or desserts are not required, but you're welcome to bring them if you wish.

Any child-friendly dish is great (sloppy joe's, tacos, hot dogs, burgers, breakfast for dinner, fish/chicken planks, etc.) the only dish discouraged is spaghetti - they get a lot of that!  Feel free to call the Shelter (515-243-7456) prior to your scheduled date to confirm numbers, etc.

There are plentiful dates available on the 2016 meal calendar.  We will do our best to find a convenient date that works for you and/or your group.  Please feel free to call or email Melanie Wright (Monday - Thursday) at 515-244-9748 or melanie@hawthorn-hill.org for further information.  Thank you for your interest in Hawthorn Hill's families!

Children and Family Urban Movement:
Here is a list of current volunteer opportunities at CFUM:
-  Seven children need reading mentors for Power Breakfast on Wednesday mornings from 7:30 - 8:15 am.
-  Breakfast Club needs people to assist in serving breakfast and interacting with kids every Friday, as well as every
    other Monday
-  The Haven needs Study Buddies for children in grades K-5.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, or have questions, please call the CFUM Office at 515-282-3242.