Welcome to Community of Hope!! We are so happy that you have decided to volunteer with us. We appreciate your willingness to serve young people who have been impacted by foster care. There are a lot of moving parts to getting a community of people together and matching volunteers with a young person. It is fun and exciting, but requires a good deal of time and thought to get things set up. So, your patience is appreciated as we are a small nonprofit.
Your first step is to fill out a volunteer application on this website. We will also ask that all of our volunteers and youth undergo a background check. We do this to insure the safety of everyone involved. After you fill out an application, the next step will be to attend an organizational meeting in the month of your choice.
Please keep track of your log in information for this website, as we will use it throughout your volunteer service with us.
Our Mission is to build lasting relationships, nurture hope, and restore dignity by creating family-like relationships for Cleveland's youth.
As a result of our work, we believe that youth impacted by poverty will no longer be invisible or marginalized in Cleveland. There will be a decrease in loneliness, homelessness and joblessness among the youth we serve, resulting in a reduction in the loss of human potential in our city and a lasting reduction in the exposure to adverse experiences for the children of young parents we serve.
We are creating small communities of hope where young adults who have experienced foster care connect weekly with a committed group of volunteer mentors. Young people look forward to coming to the table because it is a place of peace and belonging. The youth-led partnership promotes new experiences through action, love and lasting relationships.