Help Kids Get the Beds They Need
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is always looking for people who want to pitch in and help. There are a variety of ways you can get involved and contribute:
Building Bunk Beds
Sleep in Heavenly Peace schedules “Build Days” where we construct the beds. We take a pile of wood and break out the drills, sanders, saws and paintbrushes.
If you don’t have any woodworking experience, don’t worry—we use a simple, easy-to-follow design. Also, experienced volunteers will be there to guide you through the stages of the construction process.
After we’ve completed the bunk beds, our volunteers deliver them to the families in need. These situations are pretty sensitive, so we only use a few volunteers for deliveries.
Spread the Word
Sleep in Heavenly Peace has grown thanks to the people who have helped spread the word. Telling others about SHP may be the most important way for people to volunteer.
You’ll be amazed at the response you’ll get when you talk about your involvement with our group (honestly, we still are). The more people hear about us, the more volunteers we’ll have. And the more volunteers we have, the more beds we can build and the more children we can help.
Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteering with Sleep in Heavenly Peace offers a number of benefits. You’ll get to learn:
- How to use saws, drills and other woodworking tools
- How to measure, level and make true woodcuts
- How to sand and stain wood
- How branding a bed works
In addition to learning these skills, you’ll get to meet other people in your community. You’ll rub shoulders with fellow volunteers and get the chance to make new friends.
Not only that, you can learn a little about the kids who receive our beds and the reality of the conditions that too many people are forced to endure.
It can be hard to grasp or put into words the impact this can have on you. It can help you appreciate the blessings you have. It can give you a sense of accomplishment and service to your community.
Perhaps most importantly, you’ll get to see the look on kids’ faces when they climb into their new beds. Trust us, you won’t soon forget those moments.
Here are some key things to know about volunteering with us:
- Each volunteer must fill out an Indemnification Release Form.
- Due to safety concerns, no child under the age of 12 can participate in a Build Day.
- Minors who are 12 and older must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
More About SHP
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