There are many ways to volunteer at HopeWorks. To get started, you will need to complete the Volunteer Application. Adults also need to complete the background check form. Completed forms should be submitted to the Community Engagement Department as indicated on the forms.
Childcare Volunteers help provide much-needed on-site childcare for our clients. Volunteers can play games, read stories, and create art while supervising children during parent counseling sessions or engagement events. Volunteers are needed during the day and evenings, Monday-Friday and occasionally on the weekends. Must be at least 16 years of age. Additional conditions and supplemental interview processes with the Community Engagement Department apply.
Legal Services Volunteers:
The Department of Legal Services welcomes volunteers who would like to provide support to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. Opportunities include working as a Volunteer Legal Advocate, where volunteers provide support and complete outreach services during the civil domestic violence docket at the District Court, a Criminal Case Support Advocate, and legal internships. Must be at least 18 years of age. Additional conditions and supplemental interview processes with the legal department apply.
HopeWorks is always in need of dependable volunteers who have experience with general office duties. Volunteers will help answer phones, perform data entry, assist with copying, help prepare for workshops, and file as necessary. Office Volunteers are most often needed weekdays between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Special Event Volunteers*:
Special Event Volunteers assist with set-up for workshops or trainings, manage the registration table at the Candlelight Vigil, Dragonfly the Poetry Reading, or other special events. Special Event Volunteers also help with organizing holiday projects and assisting with fundraisers.
Outreach Volunteers assist the Community Engagement department by staffing booths at community health and wellness fairs, providing up-to-date information about the agency and our services. Outreach Volunteers also assist at special events.
Engagement Advocate Volunteers are trained to facilitate select workshops. Prior public speaking or facilitation experience is helpful but not required. Engagement Advocates are able to serve as Outreach and Special Event Volunteers.
*Days and times for these opportunities vary. Must be at least 18 years of age. Additional conditions and supplemental interview processes with the Community Engagement Department apply.
Questions? Call 410-997-0304
All volunteer candidates must complete a volunteer application form, pass a background check, and attend the appropriate HopeWorks trainings as required per position. To receive an application please email us at