Get Involved


There are a variety of ways to get involved at HOPE. Whether your heart lies with helping serve clients in our Food Pantry, working in the Thrift Store, helping clients in the Resource Center, or taking the lead on large projects, there is something for everyone. Our goal is to have highly trained, compassionate people who strive for excellence in their community. We offer ongoing orientation/training and a cooperative environment where everyone’s ideas are important.

Volunteers from Most Precious Blood Catholic Church and Volunteer UCF

HOPE’s Community Thrift Store and Food Pantry has a variety of opportunities for volunteers to be involved. We have opportunities for groups who want to serve just one time or individuals who want to volunteer on a regular basis. We accept volunteers from every walk of life, young and old (teens and teen groups must be chaperoned) as well as exciting opportunities for Interns and Bright Futures Students.

Additionally, HOPE hosts several fundraisers, community and outreach events throughout the year, where volunteers are needed. Information on volunteering for events such as these, will be posted separately and link to that specific event. Check our events page often for updates. We also encourage students to get involved in our creative event planning and marketing teams. If you have specific questions about volunteering at HOPE, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at


Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Pantry Take Over Day 2018

Looking for a unique opportunity to volunteer in a team-building atmosphere with your business, church or group?  Pantry Take Over Days take place on a Wednesday or Saturday, from 8:15-12:30.  Volunteers are given on-site training in areas of client check-in, shepherding/guiding clients through our choice pantry – choosing non-perishables, meats, bread, produce and sweets, as well as help clients to their car.  What a great way to not only give back to your community but also learn more about what HOPE does on a daily basis to help those in need in our community!

To find out about available Pantry Take Over Dates, please contact and put  Pantry Take Over Day in the subject line.  Thank you!


  • Food Pantry (assist clients with receiving food)
  • Thrift Store (assist in organization/sorting of clothes, household items, toys)
  • Outreach (help attend, table events in the community)
  • Welcome / Reception Center (welcome clients and guests / receptionist, admin duties)
  • Drivers (pick up food donations from local businesses)
  • HENS
  • Stocking Shelves
  • Administrative / Marketing / Social Media
  • Fundraising
  • Board of Directors/Committees

HOPE’s Annual Volunteer/Staff Picnic – Recognizing National Volunteer Appreciation Week – 2015

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