Volunteer Spotlight

Bright Futures Students Celebration!

Bright Futures Student Celebration! Over the years, over 760 students have earned their volunteer hours at HOPE for their Bright Futures Scholarships. Currently, there are almost 100 students actively earning volunteer hours for their Bright Futures Scholarships with us! This past week, some of those students joined us from Winter Springs, Oviedo, and Hagerty high […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Charles Schwab

Volunteer Spotlight: Charles Schwab

For a week in May, Charles Schwab employees spent their week volunteering at HOPE Helps during their 16th annual Volunteer Week. Employees spent time volunteering at the HOPE chest greeting guest, sorting donations, organizing items on the sales floor and even gardening. At our food pantry, the volunteers checked in clients, shepherded/guided clients through the […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: ServiceNow & The Cheesecake Factory

Volunteer Spotlight: ServiceNow & The Cheesecake Factory

ServiceNow Account Escalation Team In February, ServiceNow took over HOPE’s Food Pantry and helped clients get food for their families for the week. John Donahoe, President and CEO of ServiceNow has encouraged all ServiceNow employees to spend time assisting nonprofit organizations in their own communities. With that encouragement, the ServiceNow Account Escalation team worked with […]

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In Loving Memory: Frederic

In Loving Memory: Frederic

We mourn the loss of one of our friends…long-standing volunteer…Frederic. Frederic has served families in need at HOPE’s food pantry for almost 7 years each and every Thursday. Many clients would wait for Frederic to help them, as he was their favorite. We were told he would arrange his vacations from Friday through Wednesday, so […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Saltmarsh, Cleveland and Gund, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants

Volunteer Spotlight: Saltmarsh, Cleveland and Gund, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants

The Orlando office staff of Saltmarsh truly enjoyed spending time with the HOPE Thrift Chest staff and volunteers, during our first 2019 community service outreach event.  Saltmarsh is celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2019, and have set a goal of providing 1,944 community service hours during 2019 by our staff from their offices in Pensacola, Fort Walton, Tampa, Orlando and […]

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

  Teen & Bright Futures HOPE is blessed to have teen’s from area schools volunteer to earn their Bright Future hours. In order to set these students up for success, we have created a  Teen & Bright Future volunteer orientation! These are held once a month, every second Wednesday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Interested volunteers, […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sami Vincent

Volunteer Spotlight: Sami Vincent

Sami Vincent, a senior at Hagerty High School, began volunteering with HOPE just three months ago, first at The HOPE Chest, then helping at the food pantry as well. Having spent time at the food pantry, Sami wanted to make a greater impact and decided to host a food drive. After several meetings with administrators, she joined her […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Girl Scout Troop 1956

Volunteer Spotlight: Girl Scout Troop 1956

“Our girl scout troop chooses a charity each year to contribute a portion of their cookie sales.  Last year they chose the Humane Society.  This year, we were working on a badge and watched a video created by PBS about Homeless kids.  I never saw the girls pay more attention than while watching the video.  […]

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Eagle Scout Project – Carter Kaplan
Eagle Scout Project – Carter Kaplan
Eagle Scout Project – Carter Kaplan
Eagle Scout Project – Carter Kaplan
Eagle Scout Project – Carter Kaplan

Eagle Scout Project – Carter Kaplan

We would like to thank Carter Kaplan, a local Eagle Scout, for his hard work and dedication to HOPE.   Carter chose HOPE for his Eagle Scout Service Project. The Eagle Scout Service Project is the opportunity for a Boy Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his […]

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Eagle Scout Project: Carter Kaplan

Eagle Scout Project: Carter Kaplan

Have you been by The HOPE Chest lately? Notice anything different? Thanks to Eagle Scout, Carter Kaplan, The HOPE Chest is sporting sleek new cabinets that make organizing behind the counter so much easier! With more space, The HOPE Chest staff has dual-functioning cabinets to store items like office supplies, tools, and decor and to […]

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