HEP has work groups come in to the region as
part of our “Work-Learn-Share Program.” The groups typically come every summer
to do home repairs for area residents who cannot afford to hire contractors.
Some groups have been coming here for over 35 years. Work is not limited
to summer months; we can work with you on dates that fit with your
schedule throughout the year.
There is a lot that needs to be done, so we
are always looking for groups interested in mission work. In the past,
groups have volunteered from one weekend to two weeks. We have facilities
to accommodate any length of time you or your group is willing to spend in the
If you find that your time here has been
enriching, we ask that you consider our “Partners in Ministry” program.
If you would like to become a partner, we ask that you make an annual
commitment to our ministry. We are looking for groups to think about
making three to five year commitments (or more!) to HEP’s “Work, Learn, Share”
program. This is a wonderful opportunity for making outreach an important
part of your long term ministry and mission.
We also understand that with busy work and family
schedules it is difficult to commit time off for traveling long distances for
mission work. If you cannot commit time, you can choose to support a
group coming into the region. This option is helpful for our groups
because it lessens the financial burden of travel expenses on their part, as
well as some of the costs associated with feeding hungry workers during their
stay and with rebuilding or maintenance projects the groups have committed to
while in the area. Some groups have come from as far away as Illinois and
Eastern Pennsylvania to work in the region and have been as large as 30 people,
so the costs for transportation and food can be quite high. A
contribution on your part can alleviate these high costs and be a great way of
supporting our ongoing mission to the residents of McDowell County and the
You can view our volunteer brochure by clicking here, or by using the link above.