Opportunities to share your time and talents with our children and families come in many shapes and forms. Be creative! Think about what you love to do, and come in and share that love with those we serve.

All volunteers who interact with the children in our care must be age 18 or over. The volunteer application process includes undergoing four background checks, for which there is a small fee, and required training on how abuse and neglect impact children. Upcoming Volunteer Orientation dates are:

  • Thursday, January 3rd from 10am-noon
  • Thursday, February 7th from 4-6pm
  • Saturday, March 2nd from 9-11am

*If you are part of a large group, we can also create a volunteer orientation on your schedule.

For more information, please fill out the information form.

Volunteer Information Form for individuals
Volunteer Information Form for groups

Internship Opportunities:

If you are a student interested in an internship, please complete the Volunteer Information Form for Individuals and note these internship application date cut offs:

  • Fall Semester - July 1st

  • Jan Term - October 1st

  • Winter/Spring Semester - December 1st

  • Summer - April 1st

Internships can be conducted in Anchor House, Faucette House or with HCFC as a non-profit organization (full view). If you have any questions or would like more ideas on how to volunteer/mentor with the Hope Center for Children, please contact volunteer@hopecfc.org.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

These activities require a background check and volunteer orientation:

  • Hands On
    Volunteers are needed to spend time with children and teens.

  • Tutor/Homework Help
    Volunteers are needed to tutor children ages 5-18 from basic levels in elementary school through advanced level courses in high school such as AP sciences and math.

  • Donation and Clothing Closets
    Volunteers are needed to sort donations and organize donated clothing by size and gender in our Clothing Closet. *Background check is required because of the location of the closet.

These activities don't require a background check:

  • Cook a Meal
    Volunteers are needed to provide dinner on Friday to Monday evenings for the children in our emergency shelter. Volunteers are also welcome to schedule a time to provide a meal for our teen girls. The meal must be fully prepared before delivery at 5pm. *If a volunteer would like to interact with the children, going beyond the front door of the home, that will require a background check and training. Please email Penny Wright to discuss this opportunity.

  • Task Specific
    Volunteers come in to a home while children are away and complete a one-time task; i.e. washing windows inside out, deep cleaning the kitchen, reorganizing and labeling cabinets etc.

  • Office Help
    Volunteers are needed to help with general office work such as filing and data entry.

  • Mailing Help
    Volunteers are needed during office hours (M-F, 9-5) to help prepare bulk mailings.


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