We encourage our supporters to be regular active volunteers in their local communities – some also volunteer with HOPE worldwide programmes in the UK and overseas.

Alex, volunteering at ‘Christian Kitchen’ in Walthamstow.

Many of our supporters participate in an Annual Day of Service in July at multiple sites around the UK. For those that don’t yet volunteer regularly, we hope that this event will help make connections that lead to regular involvement. Previous service projects with voluntary organisations for the Day of Service have led to regular service at night shelters, garden rescue projects for the elderly, serving at soup kitchens and food banks and befriending and helping the elderly. One of our newest projects has been running a Saturday Kids Club for children in a deprived area of London.

Volunteering at a self-funded day centre for the elderly

Due to the effects of COVID-19, we are encouraging our supporters to ‘let their light shine’ in their communities by serving in whatever way is needed. We have prepared a resource to help local groups of supporters to explore ways that they can help.

Volunteers looking after a ‘Ghurka widows’ allotment for those who were shielding


Global Service Internship

The Global Service Internship is a two-year program for students from around the world.

Would you like to be trained to lead Volunteer Corps? If you are a full-time university student between the ages of 18 to 24, have been on HVC already, and have international experience, this internship may be a great opportunity to be mentored in leadership skills, non-profit management, and diversity training.

24 young people receive training along with peers from all over the globe through regular conference calls and webinars. Each intern is expected to help prepare and lead at least one Volunteer Corps (or Youth Corps) per year of the internship. The GSI also design the HVC curriculum and manage our social media presence.

Check out our GSI webpage and meet our current interns: https://www.hopeww.org/gsi