frequently asked questions
Here are some commonly asked questions about our organization!
We HOPE that these answer all your wonders about the club, but if not feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org about any inquires you may have!
- The HOPE Execs
WHO CAN JOIN HOPE?
The short answer: EVERYONE
The long answer: EVERYONE. There are 18 different committees underneath the HOPE umbrella this year, each providing a unique opportunity for students to get involved in their community and make an impact. You WILL find something that you are passionate about through these committees, so don't be afraid to experiment and try new things! You never know what committee you will fall in love with :)) Stay updated by joining the HOPE Facebook Group and all of the committee Facebook Groups!
WHEN DOES HOPE MEET?
We hold WEEKLY GAs on Mondays at 8pm in Mac. It is crucial to attend as many GAs as possible, as we will be providing volunteer opportunities at our weekly meetings, as well as giving out important information regarding the state of the club. We will also be playing fun games and activities that all help to promote a good cause!!
Besides our weekly GAs, our committees also try and meet AT LEAST once or twice a week. More times a committee meets = more volunteering opportunities = more helping out the community = MORE VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR YOU!!
WHAT IS HOPE AUCTION?
HOPE Auction is our annual Spring event, where we unite the TAMS Community in raising money for a good cause with everyone's amazing talents! We raised over 15,000 dollars at HOPE Auction 2020 for the Rainforest Trust, an organization dedicated to rainforest conservation. HOPE Auction has also been voted the #1 Social Event of the year for 6 years in a row, so you don't want to miss out! Want to watch HOPE Auction 2019? Click here!
CAN I ASSUME A LEADERSHIP ROLE AS A JUNIOR?
YES! This year, you can apply to become a Blood Drive Coordinator, where you'll work directly with us to help plan, organize, and coordinate one of HOPE's Four Carter Blood Drives that we host in McConnell. Also, some committees have their own leadership positions for juniors so be sure to join all of their Facebook Groups! Make sure to show us your passion throughout the year by participating in HOPE and just volunteering in general, especially if you're interested in becoming a committee head or a HOPE executive!
HOW MANY COMMITTEES CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR?
As many as you can fit in your own personal schedule while also balancing classes and any other extracurriculars. Go wild! But as a precaution, some of our committees don't accept volunteers in the middle of the semester, so make sure to be on the look out for any orientations (eg Pet Shelter) or applications (eg High School Tutoring) that would signal that only a limited amount of volunteer spots will be available.
ARE HOURS REQUIRED?
Hours are not essential to stay at TAMS, but they are required to be a part of the National Honor Society or to meet honor roll requirements.