Looking to roll up your sleeves to pitch in for a good cause? You’re in the right spot! HOPE 4 Youth provides meaningful one-time and long-term volunteer opportunities that allow you to make a difference in the lives of the young people we serve. We welcome your help with donating meals, sorting supplies, mentoring and more.

Becoming a volunteer

We are always in need of both individual volunteers and groups that would like to volunteer.

INDIVIDUALS: The first step to becoming an individual volunteer is to complete our online volunteer application. After submitting it, you will get a confirmation email and more information.

GROUPS: Are you the leader of a group interested in volunteering? We’d love to get more information on your group and interests. Please fill out this online group form to get started. Groups are also welcome to do a Donation Drive for us. 

INTERNSHIPS: We have two ongoing internship opportunities:  Drop-In Center Internship and HOPE Place Internship.  If you are interested in either position, please fill out this online application to get started.

We encourage all interested volunteers to watch two short videos:  “How It Started, How It’s Going” at HOPE 4 Youth and The HOPE 4 Youth Story

HOPE 4 Youth adheres to the highest standards to ensure the youth we serve and our volunteers remain safe. That said, all volunteers who work directly with youth are required to pass a background check. 

Already have a volunteer account? Log into our volunteer calendar to schedule your next gift of time.

Current opportunities

Volunteers are needed to provide a meal that can serve 14 – 16 youth at our Drop-In Center. This is a great option for families and a fun team-building opportunity for companies and service organizations. Multiple meals can be prepared in advance and brought in to be kept in our freezer for future meal service.

Please click here for the full Meal Donor position description.


Help prepare and serve lunch or dinner to youth visiting the Drop-In Center, following all food safety protocols. Also, provide a welcoming and safe atmosphere for the youth. Must be 24 years or older.

Please click here for the full Meal Server position description.


Volunteers welcome young people to the HOPE 4 Youth Drop-In Center and assist them with check-in/check-out, and accessing the food pantry, clothing closet, and other resources. Help with administrative functions (answering the phone, data entry) and other projects. Must be at least 24 years old and submit to a background check.

Please click here for the full Drop-In Center Admin position description.

Please click here for the full Youth Support Advocate position description.


Donations team members meet and greet donors as they drop off items at the HOPE 4 Youth Donations Center. They check donations for quality, then record and store the items. Sorters also organize and stock the clothing closet and food pantry. 

Minors at least 16 years old can volunteer with a supervising adult. Families with children ages 5 and up are welcome to volunteer on Saturday mornings. 

Volunteer shifts are available on Wednesdays from 9 am-12 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-12 pm

Please click here for the full Donations Center Team Member position description.


Are you interested in volunteering at HOPE 4 Youth events throughout the year? Please complete this form to get the process started.

Please note that The Darkest Night 4K in September is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity.

Do you have a skill that isn’t represented on the lists here? Perhaps we can create a new volunteer opportunity.

Be sure to note your special skills when completing our online volunteer application. We’ll work to find a place where HOPE 4 Youth can benefit most from your time and talent.