Volunteer roles include sorting donations of food or clothing, helping children with their homework, tending to plants at the farm or gardens, and more!
Last year, 864 volunteers contributed 40,240 hours of service to House of Hope – that’s the equivalent of 19 full time staff and nearly $1.2 million in salaries and benefits, allowing for increased programs and services to support the community.
Ready to get started volunteering with us? Your first step is to fill out an online application. In the application, you’ll have the option to sign up for a Volunteer Orientation – the next step on your path to becoming a House of Hope volunteer.
Reach the volunteer services team by phone, (772) 286-4673 ext 1013, or email, Natasha@hohmartin.org.
Click here to fill out a volunteer application!
VIDEO: 2022 Volunteer Appreciation
Ways to Volunteer:
There are so many ways to volunteer with House of Hope and we are confident we can find the perfect role for you. Feel free to browse our volunteer roles to learn more about current opportunities to support your community with House of Hope.
Click here to view our volunteer opportunity directory!
Group Volunteer Projects
Are you looking for a team builder for your company, a monthly project for your faith-based organization, or a way for your club to get some community service hours together? Let us customize a community service project tailored to your group’s goals!
Submit an inquiry for a group project
What types of volunteer projects are available for my group?
Group project options typically include:
- Nutrition Center Project: In our state licensed food handling and prep area, we can package produce, create healthy frozen meals, and prepare sandwiches, salads and more for our clients experiencing homelessness.
10 individuals or less, ages 8 and up.
- Sorting Event: Our Food Distribution Center processes and distributes tens of thousands of pounds of food a month. Our thrift stores process dozens of bins of donated clothing and household items every day. Bring a group and spend a few hours helping us sort food or thrift donations.
Suitable for groups of all sizes, ages 8 and up.
- Gleaning: Gleaning is harvesting the produce left after a field has been professionally picked. Once the produce is harvested by volunteers, it is distributed to our pantries and partner agencies instead of being tilled back into the soil. Gleaning typically starts in mid-February and runs every Saturday through the end of April. To learn more about gleaning click here.
Suitable for groups of all sizes, ages 5 and up.
- Gardens & Farm: Our nutrition gardens and farm offer opportunities for your group to roll up their sleeves and get dirty! Help us build planters, maintain the gardens, or prepare plantings!
Group size varies, ages 13 and up
Contact the volunteer experience team by phone, (772) 286-4673 ext 1013, or email, Natasha@hohmartin.org, to schedule a group project.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an age requirement to volunteer at House of Hope?
For recurring volunteer opportunities:
- Youth 14 and older are welcome to volunteer solo at any of our locations with a parent/guardian signature. They can earn the community service hours they need for school and scholarships while learning important skills that help them when they venture into the workforce. Many of our youth volunteers work to achieve the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which sets them apart from their peers and looks great on a resume. We are more than happy to provide documentation of hours served at any point.
- Youth under 14 are welcome to volunteer with their parent or guardian at select locations.
For group service projects, age minimums depend on the project. Please contact us for details.
How long are the shifts and when are they?
Shift schedules vary by location, and some locations are more flexible than others. Typically, shifts are 4 hours long and begin at either 9:00 am or 12:30 pm. If you prefer to work a shorter shift or a different time frame, just let us know – we make every attempt to make volunteering as convenient as possible for you!
Can I complete community service hours for school or court?
We do accept some court-ordered community service. To determine if we will be able to accommodate your request, answer the following questions:
- Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
- Have you ever been convicted of a crime involving violence, sexual misconduct, or theft (including fraud)?
- Are you or have you ever been required to register as a sex offender?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, we will not be able to accommodate your request to complete your court-ordered community service with House of Hope.