Enrich the Next Generation to Achieve
Growth & Excellence
Volunteers are a valued and essential part of the functioning and development of Place of Hope. We are in consistent need of people who are willing to volunteer their time and skills in whatever area they can. Whether you are a mentor, a cook, athlete or a handyman, we invite and encourage you to utilize your God-given abilities to serve alongside us in this ministry. Many volunteers serve individually, as part of a small group and part of a large corporate team. Anyone can be a change maker right here in our community!
We offer volunteer opportunities for both large groups and individuals. Some of these opportunities include but are not limited to:
Special Event Help and Preparation
Art/Music Lessons or Activities
Campus Maintenance & Beautification
Independent Living Classes
If you have any skills or abilities beyond the scope of these opportunities that you would like to offer, please reach out to [email protected].
Volunteer Locations and Programs Offered
Palm Beach Gardens – Place of Hope (Family Cottages); Seven Stars Cottage (Residential-Style Emergency Placement)
Lake Park – Villages of Hope (Independent Living Program); Joann’s Cottage (Maternity Home)
West Palm Beach – Place of Hope (Family Cottages)
Boca Raton – Villages of Hope (Independent Living Program)
For more information about our programs, navigate to the site menu and choose from our programs
How To Get Involved
Click the link below to fill out a Volunteer Application and submit it to [email protected].
Schedule a Tour
After submitting an application, we will reach out to you to schedule a campus tour.
After completing a tour, we will connect you with volunteer opportunities that suit your skills and interests.
Please note that volunteers must be 18 or older and out of high school to regularly volunteer on our campuses or within our programs. Certain volunteer opportunities require additional background screening prior to volunteering.
Another way to get involved with Place of Hope is through donations and supplies drives! You can donate individually or through your school, community, or business! If you are interested in donating to Place of Hope, please reach out to [email protected] to receive a list of items that we currently accept.
Some of these items include but are not limited to:
Unopened, unexpired snacks, drinks, and shelf-stable food items
Homemade or store-bought meals
Hygiene Items & Toiletries
Infant and Toddler Clothes, Diapers, Wipes, etc.
Age-Appropriate Teen Clothes
School Supplies and Uniforms
If you are looking for group volunteer opportunities, please send an email to [email protected] and a team member will reach out to you as soon as possible.
In your email, be sure to include:
Details about your group, organization or business
Approximate number of volunteers expected
I found Place of Hope while researching volunteer opportunities in my area, but I don’t know much about Place of Hope. Can you give me more information?
Place of Hope is a neighborhood-style foster home. We work with the state of Florida to provide stable, loving homes to kids and teens ages 4 -18 who have been placed in the foster system. Our family-style cottages house 6 children with one set of house parents.
How do kids end up at Place of Hope?
Place of Hope is part of the larger foster-care system in the state of Florida. Children in the foster-care system are removed from their homes largely due to abuse, neglect, and unsafe living conditions. When children are removed, they are placed with relatives, traditional foster parents, or neighborhood foster homes like ours until the state deems it safe to reunite them with their biological families or until they are adopted.
I would like to volunteer at Place of Hope with my children. Are there volunteer opportunities for families?
Unfortunately, children under the age of 18 are not permitted to volunteer on our campuses or in any of our programs. This is best for the safety and confidentiality of our clients. However, there are different ways for families to get involved with POH. You can get involved by: starting a family fundraising campaign benefiting Place of Hope, hosting a supplies drive, or by making meals together as a family and donating them to our cottages. Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested and we can help get you started!
What opportunities at Place of Hope require additional background screening?
Our mentorship opportunities require additional background screening as well as those who volunteer more than 10 hours per month within our programs.
I am interested in becoming a mentor. What does mentorship look like and what are the requirements?
Our mentors work one-on-one with a child, teen, or young adult, twice a month, for at least one year. Please consider the commitment required before inquiring about mentorship opportunities. Mentors will undergo additional background screening before being matched with a mentee. Mentorships look different for each person. However, the purpose of mentorships are to provide the mentee with practical support and advice, encouragement, and care in their current stage of life.
What is the difference between Place of Hope and Villages of Hope? What programs are offered near me?
Place of Hope is for children and teens under the age of 18 who are removed from their homes and placed in the foster-care system. Place of Hope provides stable, loving homes for these children until they are reunited with their families or are adopted. Place of Hope is located in Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach. Villages of Hope is for teens and young adults over 18 who have recently aged-out of the foster care system or who would be otherwise homeless. Our Villages of Hope program is located in Lake Park and Boca Raton.