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.


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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 Laura Janosko or call her at 757-625-6161 ext. 509.

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 Laura Janosko for questions or interest in volunteering. You may also call 757-625-6161 ext. 509.

 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

Electronics Surveyor - Thrift Store

Hope House Foundation is seeking a part-time Electronics Surveyor—a skilled volunteer position that will join our Thrift Store Team to assist with checking electronic donations that come into the store.  

This volunteer will support the Thrift Store Team in all operations including but not limited to researching & identifying what electronic devices come into the store, assessing the value of donated electronic devices in order to price items correctly, organizing the electronics donation area by type of device, and providing guidance on potentially fixing devices that need rehab before being able to sell them.

Experience: Knowledge of a wide array of electronic devices from cameras, computers, USB cords, testing video game consoles and video game discs, among many others; Excellent project management and communication skills; Excellent organizational 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 Electronics Surveyor - Thrift Store volunteer position online please click here.

 

Website Auditor- Development (CURRENTLY FILLED)

Hope House Foundation is seeking someone to audit our website as an assist to our Development Department.

This volunteer will complete a full analysis of all the factors that affect a website’s viability in search engines, and give a complete insight into overall traffic and individual pages- this may include broken links, duplicate meta descriptions/titles, HTML validation, website statistics, error pages, indexed pages, and site speed. They will also detect weak points that affect web performance.

Experience: Prior knowledge and experience with website auditing.

This position does not have a specific time commitment, just until the task is completed.

If you would like to apply for the Website Auditor- Development volunteer position online please click here.

 

Electrician- Housing Department (CURRENTLY FILLED)

Hope House Foundation is seeking someone to provide electrician services at our team locations.

This volunteer will install new outlets in some of our Hope House apartments. The outlets would need to be changed and grounded, most of them currently have the old 2 prong outlets- so currently adapters need to be used to plug in any items with a ground. The outlets are also old and loose, so the plugs are easily dislodged.

Experience: Prior knowledge and experience in working with updating outlets.

This position does not have a specific time commitment, just until the task is completed.

If you would like to apply for the Electrician- Housing Department volunteer position online please click here.

 

Database Assistance- Housing Department (CURRENTLY FILLED)

Hope House Foundation is seeking someone to provide assistance with our Access TRC database.

This volunteer will fine-tune our Access TRC database. They would make certain tables communicate with each other, and make it more user friendly & aesthetic. We would love for the database to be brought online so it could be accessible with a web browser.

Experience: Prior knowledge and experience in working with updating databases.

This position does not have a specific time commitment, just until the task is completed.

If you would like to apply for the Database Assistance- Housing Department volunteer position online please click here.

 

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- Services  

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

This volunteer will assist in all facets of department and administrative support, but not limited to, assisting with quarterly team inspections, coordinating department meetings and trainings, managing supplies for first aid and hurricane kits, filing, and other clerical duties. Experience in administrative and clerical support is required.

Experience: Knowledge and experience with the Human Services field; Experience with administrative tasks; High School Diploma required; Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 

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

If you would like to apply for the Department Support-Services 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.

Human Resources Specialist 

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

This volunteer will be conducting research regarding employee retention and building employee recruitment, updating the current filing system, and will be working directly with the Hiring Manager. Additional requirements include organizing and updating Human Resources materials. Candidate must possess excellent computer skills, be creative, organized, and detail-oriented. Experience in Human Resources a plus; High school diploma required.

Experience: Professional experience in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Knowledge and experience in industry-specific jobs, particularly direct care and disability services.

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

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


Event Volunteers 

Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival - May 15-16, 2021

Friday, October 14

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

Saturday, October 15

  • 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, October 16

  • 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 Laura Janosko 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