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Giving of Your Time and Your Talents

It takes many people working together to provide services and support for our participants. Dedicated volunteers make a difference. They extend and enhance the time and talents of our organization in meeting participant needs. Every contribution is valuable. We work with you to match your time and talent to the ongoing needs of HOPE Family Services.

The following list is simply a few ideas.  Many volunteers come to HOPE with a particular talent or project in mind that makes life better for our residents and clients.  If you have a specific interest, please contact HOPE’s volunteer coordinator by phone (941) 747-8499 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your idea.

Administrative / Special Projects

Helpline Counselors Holiday Help
“The New You” Committee The HOPE Chest
Customer Service Specialist Pick-Up/Delivery Volunteers
Maintenance & Gardening  


Children's Programs

Kiddie Care Club

Give Toys

Children’s Department Needs


Shelter Needs

Create Welcome Baskets for Incoming Residents

Give a Bag Of Groceries

Sponsor a Family or an Activity

Donate Gift Certificates


FCADV Core Compentency (Core Competency is required for any direct services with clients and/or children.)

Trained Volunteer Programs

What is Core Competency Training?
The FCADV/Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence has created a 24-hour training course called Core Competency. If you wish to work directly with our participants, it is HOPE’s policy to train you through the FCADV curriculum. By taking Core Competency and passing the written test, you receive certification and the knowledge necessary to work in the field of domestic violence. You will also receive “privileged” status, meaning any information shared between you and a participant will be held confidential after an additional 6 hour program specific training.

How much does Core Competency cost?
The course is free for those who volunteer.
If you would like to keep your training book, the cost is $35.

How often is Core Competency offered? How long is it?
The course is offered as needed.
Core Competency is a 30 hours training.




Click here to be redirected to the HOPE Family Service Volunteer Application Form page. 

When you have completed the form, please click the 'Submit' button and your details will be automatically emailed.