We welcome volunteers at Hope House! In fact, we depend on them and there are a lot of ways you can help. Volunteer at our thrift shop or at the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival. Help us with home improvements and strengthen our infrastructure by providing your expertise.

Please take a look at the types of volunteer opportunities we offer at Hope House and scroll down to see what positions may interest you.


Certification_Logo_2015-2017_Website_2.jpgSkilled Volunteering - Service Enterprise Initiative

Hope House Foundation is a certified Service Enterprise leveraging a volunteers specialized skills, talents, and expertise to strengthen the infrastructure of Hope House Foundation, helping us build and sustain our capacity and level of service to successfully achieve our mission. These skilled volunteer opportunities are available for working professionals, retirees, military personnel, and corporate volunteer programs. For more information on Service Enterprise and skilled volunteering, please contact Kailee Wolterstorff or call her at 757-625-6161 ext. 508.

Event Volunteering

Stockley Gardens Arts Festival, Shamrockin’ In Ghent, Chelsea West Fest…these are just a few of the fundraising and community events Hope House is proud to host throughout the year. Hope House events are unique and fun ways to give back, and our volunteers help make each event possible. We welcome individuals, families, groups, corporate volunteers, Greek and other student and civic organizations, and military personnel to get involved. For more information on event volunteering, please contact Laura Janosko or call her at 757-625-6161 ext. 509.

General Volunteering

Hope House Thrift Store, Development Department, and our Administrative Office could always use a little assistance here and there. Let us know if you may be interested in help us out. And if you have special skills, such as landscaping, sewing, sign language, or hair-styling that you would like to offer, be sure to tell us about them! Please contact Kailee Wolterstorff for questions or interest in volunteering. You may also call 757-625-6161 ext. 508.

 Current Volunteer Openings

If you do not see an opportunity that interests you, please feel free to fill out our Volunteer Interest Form  and tell us about your skills and suggest a potential opportunity.

Skilled Volunteers

Life Enhancement Specialist - Health 

Hope House Foundation is seeking a part-time Life Enhancement Specialist—a skilled volunteer position that will join our Team Support Team to build upon the operations of the Team Support Department. 

This volunteer will support the Team Support Department in all operations including but not limited to researching client prescription needs and Medicaid coverage, assessing dietary needs of individuals supported, educating staff and clientele on nutritional benefits and meal planning, and providing guidance on exercise and fitness, share knowledge and expertise by providing ad-hoc support to the team, work with team to identify and assess system needs within the department, and keep department up to date with developments in Medicaid, nutrition, and personal fitness. 

Experience: Professional knowledge of medical practices and procedure, public health, and health promotion; Excellent project management and communication skills; Excellent computer and data entry skills. 

As a part-time position, a minimum of 12 hours per month for 6 months is recommended.

If you would like to apply for the Life Enhancement Specialist - Health volunteer position online please click here.

Life Enhancement Specialist - Technology

Hope House Foundation is seeking a part-time Life Enhancement Specialist—a skilled volunteer position that will join our Team Support Team to build upon the operations of the Team Support Department.

This volunteer will assist on all facets of Apple iPad technology and implementation, including but not limited to, researching iPad applications and resources specific to the needs and goals of the people we support, training staff and people we support on iPad technology and applications, and providing assistance in integrating applications into daily service plans. Experience and knowledge of Apple iPad and application required.

As a part-time position, a minimum of 12 hours per month for 6 months is recommended.

If you would like to apply for the Life Enhancement Specialist - Technology volunteer position online please click here.

Department Support - Human Resources 

Hope House Foundation is seeking a part-time Department Support-Human Resources position—a skilled volunteer position that will join our Human Resources Team to build upon the capacity of the Human Resources Department. 

This volunteer will work directly with record maintenance and transitioning files to electronic record keeping. Additional requirements include organizing and updating human resource materials. Candidate must possess excellent computer skills, creative, organized and detail oriented. Experience in human resources a plus; High school diploma required. 

As a part-time position, a minimum of 8 hours per month for 6 months is required. 

If you would like to apply for the Department Support - Human Resources volunteer position online please click here.


Event Volunteers 

 Shamrockin' in Ghent - March 10, 2017

  • 30 volunteers- Beer Pouring Shift 1 from 5:45 pm-8:00 pm
  • 30 volunteers- Beer Pouring Shift 2 from 7:45 pm-10:00 pm
  • 5 volunteers- Event Clean Up from 10:00 pm-11:00 pm

Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival - May 20 & 21

Friday, May 19 

  • 5 volunteers for event set-up from 1-7 pm

Saturday, May 20

  • 2 Volunteers- Event Set-Up from 8-10 am
  • 3 Volunteers- Artist Relief from Noon-2:30 pm
  • 3 Volunteers- Artist Relief from 2:30pm-5 pm
  • 3 Volunteers- Artist Relief from 10 am-Noon

Sunday, May 21 

  • 3 Volunteers- Artist Relief from Noon-2:30pm
  • 3 Volunteers- Artist Relief from 2:30pm-5pm
  • 5 Volunteers- Event Tear Down from 5pm-6:30pm

General Volunteers

Please contact Kailee Wolterstorff with General Volunteer Opportunities. 

  • Hope House Thrift Store Volunteers 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Hope House Foundation. We prefer that you complete our employment application online; however, you still have the option of completing a paper application. Please download the Skilled Volunteer Application  or the Event/General Volunteer Application , print it out, and fill it in.

  • Please mail your application to:

          Hope House Foundation

          801 Boush Street, Suite 302

          Norfolk, VA 23510

  • Or fax it to:

          (757) 625-7775

  • Or email it to our Development Department 

  • Or you can simply come by our office anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Apply Online

Fill out the online Volunteer Application or Interest Form