Join Us to Make Hope Happen

Our program broadens the definition of family to include the community that guides our youth toward the best versions of themselves. We would not be able to “make hope happen” without our partners and their belief in the mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope. Most importantly, our partners are a true example of a life lived for others.

Volunteering, donating, joining HopeNet, and more – there are countless ways for individuals and corporations to get involved in empowering our Scholars and delivering our mission.


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HopeNet is a series of networking events and opportunities to build your network with mission-driven professionals who are committed to corporate citizenship and embrace the opportunity to engage, support, and serve our post-secondary Scholars (ages 18-24). Whether simply attending an event or working with our BHGH college and career programming (ie. career exploration, interviews, job shadowing), members actively support an emerging workforce and ultimately create a stronger community rooted in connection, service, and Hope.

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From meal prep to campus maintenance, we could not function without the dedication of volunteers. Whether you are interested in serving as an individual, small group, or organization, there are plenty of ways to get involved at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio.

Preview some of our opportunities, then complete the Volunteer Interest Form below or call (216) 441-3980 for more information. 

Volunteer Interest Form

Individual or small group. Our Chefs of Hope either bring a premade/purchased meal or take advantage of one of our two fully-equipped commercial kitchens to prepare a meal on-site. Chefs serve the meal to our Scholars (depending on the day) and then are responsible for cleaning up the kitchen afterwards.

Individual. Help with household fixes, cosmetic improvements, and various other projects in and out of our four Residential Homes, the Rajan Academy Center, and four additional buildings. Special skills may include electrical, plumbing, woodworking/carpentry, painting, cleaning, and performing minor repairs.

Individual or group. Keep our 5.5 Acre Campus of Hope beautiful by supporting our year-round landscaping efforts, including maintaining our garden full of produce that enriches Scholar meals.

Individual, group, or organization. From theater tickets for our Scholars to winter coats to turkeys at Thanksgiving, we accept donations of food, goods, and experiences. Contact our Director of Development to learn more about the needs of our Scholars and how to initiate your gift.

Individual. Have a skill, craft, or passion for any topic you’d like to teach and pass on to the next generation? Come share it with our Scholars! Opportunities range from crafting a one-time workshop to teaching a summer enrichment course.

Group. Done-In-A-Day Service Projects are designed for groups starting at five members and going up to full company-wide service days! Join us on our Campus of Hope and get involved in any number of activities, including preparing Scholar meals, landscaping, renovations, and campus repairs. Done-In-A-Days are customized to your group and can be set up as half-day or all-day sessions.

Individual or group. Join our enthusiastic group dedicated to continuing our mission through helping at fundraisers, planning events with our Scholars, and networking! This may also include holiday specific support, including around Easter, Juneteenth, Back-to-School, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.

Individual or organization. Partner with a Scholar or Collegian to further their hands-on career knowledge and growth while also enhancing your own business productivity; win, win! Ask us if we have a Scholar or Collegian who is pursuing a career path that aligns with your area of expertise.