Weekly Volunteers – Volunteers sort mail, visit with guests, help with basic chores, and work on special projects. No experience is necessary and we welcome applicants from varied backgrounds. The HOPE Center looks for passionate individuals to provide support to our guests so volunteer shifts may be flexible for the right individuals; however, volunteers typically commit to working one day a week for a 4-5 hour shift. Ideally our volunteers commit to serving for at least 1 year. Volunteers receive training and are celebrated at an annual event. If you think this might be for you, please complete a volunteer application.
Internship Program (Semester Based) – The HOPE Center offers internships to individuals who wish to gain experience in the social services field, specifically working with homeless adults. The internship program provides interns with a broad spectrum of experiences and opportunities to include direct client interaction, event planning, fundraising, organization, networking and more. Interns should be pursuing a Bachelors degree (preferably in Human Services, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or Law Enforcement). In some cases, the HOPE Center can provide internships to individuals pursuing Masters degrees. A reference letter and portfolio will be available to interns that successfully complete the program. Please contact us for program guidelines, information on how to apply and deadlines.
Service Projects (Groups) – One of the best ways for groups to volunteer at the HOPE Center is through service projects. Previous service projects have involved cleaning, painting, washing windows, landscaping, building shelving, and assembling hygiene kits. A group can even develop their own service project specifically for the HOPE Center. Tours and a question and answer session are available to groups doing service projects. Service projects are available for all ages. Please contact us for more information on how to involve your group.