Are you interested in being a hero for HOPE? There are a number of ways you—as an individual or a group—can share your time, talent and treasure to make a real difference in the lives of people who have fallen on hard times.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Provide a meal
  • Meal service & clean-up
  • Sort Donations
  • Food pantry labor
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Hair stylist
  • After school tutor/homework helper
  • Event Planner
  • Office Assistant/Data Entry Clerk
  • Outreach Aide
  • Shelter Aide

To get started, fill out a volunteer application. If you have questions or would like to schedule a special volunteer project, email HOPE at volunteer@hopeserviceshawaii.org. Download a brochure about this program here: Volunteer and Internship Program. Download the Volunteer Application form here: Application.

Need inspiration? Sample volunteer projects completed by some amazing folks and groups in the community include:

  1.  Friendly Place “Food Pantry and Meal program” by various faith groups – on-going
  2. “Backpack Drive & Pizza Party” by More Than Sports—2014
  3. “Magnificent Me” by Zonta Club of Hilo—2013
  4. “Operation HIRE Education” by Zonta Club of Hilo—2013
  5. “Paint Project” by Lake Mead Christian Academy—2014
  6. “Project Moe Moe” by Zonta Club of Hilo—2012
  7. “Ulu Wini Play Spaces After-School Program” by Georgia Goeas—2011-2015
  8. “Clean, Paint & Organize Kihei Pua” by Target—2011
  9. “Sew-A-Thon for HOPE” by Vicky Brandish—2011
  10. “Christmas Luncheon” by Waiakea Lions—Annual
  11. “Ulu Wini Back to School Bash” by Solid Rock Ministries—Annual
  12. “Let’s Move Health & Wellness Project” by UH College of Pharmacy—Annual
  13. “Backpack Drive Project” by Hawaii Police Department—Annual
  14. “Paint Project” by Rotary Club of Hilo Bay – 2015
  15.   The Homes of Ulu Wini Playground by Roberts Foundation – 2015
  16.  “Community Fair & Homeless Luncheons” by various community partners – Annual
  17.  “The Homeless Point in Time Count” (in the month of January) by various individuals – Annual


Take a look at our Wishlist brochure to discover the many ways you can join us in ending homelessness.