How to get involved?

We encourage our supporters to be regular volunteers in their local communities. Some also volunteer with our programmes in the UK and overseas.

If you are looking for volunteering opportunities in the UK, use this link to our Volunteering Pack which outlines how you can help serve in your local community, and how to find organisations in need of volunteers. To read more about our HOPE volunteer corps, see the HVC blog.

Alex, volunteering at ‘Christian Kitchen’ in Walthamstow

Annual HOPE Day of Service

Many of our supporters participate in an Annual Day of Service in July at multiple sites around the UK. For those that don’t yet volunteer regularly, we hope that this event will help make connections that lead to regular involvement.

HOPE worldwide volunteers taking part in our Annual Day of Service

Previous service projects with voluntary organisations for the Day of Service have led to regular service at care homes, garden rescue projects for the elderly, serving at soup kitchens and food banks and befriending and helping the elderly. One of our newest projects has been running a Saturday Kids Club for children in a deprived area of London.

Due to the effects of COVID-19, we are encouraging our supporters to ‘let their light shine’ in their communities by serving in whatever way is needed.

Volunteers looking after a ‘Ghurka widows’ allotment for those who are currently shielding

Serving Abroad

We also provide opportunities for volunteers to serve abroad through the HOPE Volunteer Corps (HVC) programme. The HVC is a 2-week faith-based volunteer programme open to people of all ages, focusing on leadership training and community service throughout the world. Past participants have taught young people at a vocational training centre in Kathmandu, Nepal; provided family workshops and children’s activities in Lusaka, Zambia; promoted health and hygiene awareness in Hanuabada, Papua New Guinea; and much more. The programme is also a great opportunity for volunteers to develop cultural competency and learn about Biblical justice and love.

Applications for 2021 trips will open in December. Read the HVC blog here: https://www.hopeww.org/hvcblog.

 

Alternatively, volunteers can serve abroad for a few months, instead of a few weeks, using their education and professional skills on our Service Corps programme. You can serve in places such as Nepal, Zambia, Kenya, Alaska, or Papua New Guinea. After you apply online, you will be interviewed and matched to a local service site where your skills would best fit. Minimum age 18.

For questions about either the HVC or Service Corps programmes, contact hvc@hopeww.org.

Global Service Internship

The Global Service Internship is a two-year programme for students from around the world.

Would you like to be trained to lead HOPE Volunteer Corps? If you are a full-time university student between the ages of 18 to 24, have been on a HOPE Volunteer Corp already, and have international experience, this internship may be a great opportunity to be mentored in leadership skills, non-profit management, and diversity training.

The 24 young people selected receive training along with peers from all over the globe through regular conference calls and webinars. Each intern is expected to help prepare and lead at least one Volunteer Corps (or Youth Corps) per year of the internship. The GSI also design the HVC curriculum and manage our social media presence.

Applications for the Global Service Internship 2021-22 are now closed. Applications for the next cohort will open in July 2021.

Check out the GSI webpage to read about our current interns: https://www.hopeww.org/gsi