Get involved in the mission and vision of DH517 & Volunteer 

Volunteers are the heartbeat of DH517. We are so appreciative of those who sacrificially serve others through DH for God’s glory. We strive to equip our volunteers for the area they are serving. Volunteer training is offered by appointment, please contact to schedule your orientation. We suggest to anyone interested in volunteering at DH to join us on a Tuesday night for dinner and a lesson. Or stop by the community center during the day to fill out a volunteer application, visit with current volunteers and get a feel for the ministry. Come join the DH517 family and be an instrument of change for our community!

Current Volunteer Opportunities:


Front Desk, Prayer Team, Tech Team, 

Bread of Life Meal Ministry: We are looking for businesses/individuals/Churches that would like to supply and/or serve lunch on a designated day/time.

Restoration House for Men: We need volunteers for weekend shifts. Please contact for additional details 

Interested in walking alongside someone who is new in their faith or sobriety and/or recovery?

Join us for training to become a Navigator or Mentor!

Please contact the ministry for the next Training class! 

What is a Navigator?

Navigators have themselves had success in recovery and are able to help someone in that transformation process in our New Life program. They are trained and equipped to have the skills and tools needed to assist the person they are assigned to walk with.

What is a Spiritual Mentor?

Spiritual mentors are individuals grounded in the Christian faith. Our mentors are introduced during the later phase of the New Life program designed to transition the recoveree to a faith community for support and growth in their faith journey.

Volunteers Spotlight

Our volunteers and community partners truly are the hands and feet of Discover Hope 517. Without them, we would not be able to do what we do. We would love to show them off a bit!

Meet Donna

Meet Donna

We want to introduce our Volunteer of the Month (September 2023), Donna Witte! She has been with us for over two years, and you can find her preparing and serving our Bread of Life Meal on Tuesdays! Her smile is contagious, and her fun and friendly personality is one...

Meet Colette

Meet Colette

Meet Colette Moore! She has been graciously serving DH517 for a year now and drives all the way from Ames once a week to volunteer at our Front Desk! She choose DH517 because she welcomed the opportunity to serve in a Christ-centered environment! A fun fact about her...

Meet Vickie!

Meet Vickie!

Met Vickie White! Vickie has been volunteering at DH517 Front desk for 2 1/2 years! She helps us with answering phones, greeting those who come through our doors, and helps however is needed. She chose to serve at DH517 after retiring because she knew that she wanted...

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