Join our Wonderful Volunteer Team
Each year, a dedicated team of volunteers from all different backgrounds provide amazing services to our Scholars and their children -- all with the goal of helping more teen parents become college graduates. There are many ways to get involved as an individual or a group, on a short-term or long-term basis. Make a difference in the life of a teen parent and their child by volunteering today!
This is a great opportunity to volunteer as a family or group - including children - in our Next Generation Academy! Resource Families make a two-year commitment during which you will build a relationship with a Scholar and their child, open your networks, and directly invest in the early childhood success of a teen parent's little one.
Resource Families commit to attend at least 6 monthly group dinners annually, connect your Scholar Family with your networks to help with a child's need, contribute at least $1,200/year (or $100 monthly) to the Education Fund, which helps that child access high-quality childcare, and provide or collect Wish List items and school supplies for your Scholar family. Resource Families must also attend an initial training in September. Applications for the upcoming year are due on July 15th. For more information, please click here. To apply, please click here. *Applicants must complete a background check and an initial training.
Time Commitment: At least 6 one hour monthly group dinners and a 3-hour initial training. Events are always metro accessible, and childcare is available.
Hope Corps Member (ChildCare Volunteer)
Child care is an ongoing need for many of our Scholars. When Generation Hope holds special activities, we don’t want lack of child care to prevent our Scholars from participating. We need caring, nurturing individuals to provide child care at various events throughout the year.
The Hope Corps is our childcare volunteer program! Hope Corps Members commit to providing childcare for at least three Scholar events (at least one shift per event) over the course of an academic year. Hope Corps Members are trained on our childcare approach, so as to ensure that all childcare volunteers continue to provide outstanding childcare and fully understand Generation Hope's childcare policies & expectations. *Applicants must complete a background check and a 2-hour training. You can view sign up for upcoming trainings here.
Time Commitment: At least one two hour shift; three times a year (averaging out to 2-6 hours quarterly). There are seven metro-accessible events throughout the year that require Hope Corps Volunteers.
To sign us as a Hope Corps Member (Childcare Volunteer) please fill out the general Volunteer Application to the right and send your resume to Volunteer and Outreach Associate Michelle Avelino at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can sign up for upcoming Hope Corps trainings here.
When we hold activities for our Scholars, their children need snacks! Our Snack Crew provides juices, waters, small sandwiches, and other munchies for the children to eat (no peanut products). The goodies must be dropped off one hour before the event. For more information on the Snack Crew, please click here.
Time Commitment: One hour off-site prep; one time or ongoing, depending on preference. There are seven events throughout the year that require Snack Crews.
We're looking for individuals who have experience and expertise in the following areas to serve as tutors for our Scholars: English, Math, Science, History/Government, and Languages.
Time Commitment: As needed. You will be contacted by our Tutoring Coordinator when your help is needed.
To sign up as a tutor, please complete the volunteer form and upload your resume where indicated!
Generation Hope has several committees for which we’re looking for community volunteers, including the Finance/Fundraising Committee, PR/Marketing Committee, and the Annual Gala Committee. This is one-year minimum commitment and should fit nicely with your skills and experience.
Time Commitment: Meeting frequency for each committee can vary, but on average, they occur every 8 weeks. The Annual Gala Committee meets more frequently as the event nears.
In addition to these ongoing opportunities, we also have unanticipated needs that may present themselves, such as event volunteering or assistance with our annual Hope Conference, and we'd love to keep you informed. To ensure you receive volunteer information, please join our email mailing list and check “Volunteer.”
The first step to volunteering with us is to complete this quick application!
How to Get Started as a Volunteer:
- Complete the Volunteer Application on this page.
- You will receive a follow-up email from our Program Coordinator.
- Sign up for an upcoming volunteer opportunity!
Questions? You can always contact our Volunteer and Outreach Associate Michelle Avelino at email@example.com or (202)656-9539.