Volunteering With Children 

Infant/Toddler and Preschool Volunteer Opportunities 

  • In and out of classroom activities

  • All individuals volunteering complete more than 5 hours per week go through criminal and child abuse background checks 

Volunteering with Youth

We welcome volunteers with specialized interests and skill sets relevant to youth between the ages 6 through 18 to:

  • Mentor

  • Tutor

  • Assist in activities

 

Experience working with youth is beneficial but not required and the length and frequency of service can be tailored to suit each project and volunteer’s availability.

Additional opportunities for creative projects related to topics including:

  • Visual Arts / Dance / Music

  • Math / Science

  • Foreign Languages

  • Computer Coding

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Leadership

Family Game Nights

Do you like to have fun?

  • Plan upcoming game nights,

  • Decorate and set up the night of the game night,

  • Make crafts with children or provide other assistance during the game night!

 

Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to volunteer!

Volunteering With Adults

VITA Volunteer

(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

HOPES is looking for volunteers interested in helping their neighbors prepare their income taxes. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), an IRS supported program, volunteers are trained how to prepare simple federal and state tax returns.

 

VITA trainings begin in December and opportunities to become a volunteer are available throughout tax season (January through April). Each volunteer is asked to provide at least 5 hours of tax assistance per week and flexible hours for completion are offered at various locations throughout Hudson and Union Counties.

Volunteering in the Classroom

Volunteers interested in teaching Adult Basic Education and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults; must have previous experience teaching. Fluency in Spanish or Chinese languages is helpful but not required. Although a Teacher certification is preferred, it is not required and training is provided. Volunteer opportunities may be available during the day or early evenings throughout the year.

Volunteering with Seniors

    Volunteering in the classroom

  • It is our goal to provide services that affirm the value and enhance the dignity of older people. The agency welcomes senior volunteers from our community to assist with daily programs HOPES offers. Seniors interested in volunteering can assist in the offices, kitchen, classrooms, and other community events.

 Fundraising and Community Outreach

Individuals and Organizations Volunteer Now. 

HOPES is actively seeking individuals and organizations to partner with for community outreach efforts. For organizations seeking to engage employees/members in volunteer activities, HOPES has numerous opportunities ranging from “Done in a Day” events to long term collaborations.

For information about volunteering, please contact us at:

volunteers@hopes.org

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