Volunteer Opportuntiies

Opportunities to volunteer for teens and adults interested in investing in our community. Children who are younger are welcome to come with their parents and participate in programming as part of the Hopeprint Family with prior approval.

Hopeprint is predominately a volunteer-led organization, and we are incredibly grateful for people like you who are willing to invest hours of your life as a part of this vision. Hopeprint has annual rhythm which include seasons of program, presence and rest. Click here to link to the anticipated trimester schedule for 2018. 

We are winding down our fall session (ending December 12, 2018), and heading into our season of presence. In this final stretch, there are some special one-time or holiday oriented opportunities for you to join us in! Click on the button below for more information and to sign up:

Our winter session of Hopeprint programming will launch on January 28, 2019, with a volunteer training (returning volunteers) and orientation (new volunteers) on Tuesday, January 22 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Hopeprint Offices (745 N Salina St, Syracuse).

As winter volunteer opportunities come available, signups will be available by clicking the button below:

Here are some of our typical program volunteers needs and opportunities:

Hopeprint Kids (pre-K to grade 6)

Baby & Toddler Nursery

Care for and provide a safe, enjoyable space for babies and toddlers whose mothers are in program

Volunteers with the baby and toddler nursery will assist in watching the small children while their mothers are in programming. 


A social-emotional literacy program for children from preK-3rd grade

Volunteers with iCAN will assist program directors in facilitating various activities pertaining to literacy and social emotional growth in a mixture of small group and larger group environments.


A STEAM project-based learning program for children from preK-6th grade

Volunteers with iCREATE will assist program directors in facilitating various activities pertaining to science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in a mixture of small group and larger group environments.

Homework Help

Assisting students with homework on a small group or individualized basis, including all students from pre-K to 12th grade

Volunteers with Genius Hour will work with small groups of students to assist with homework completion and general literacy development


A hands-on learning and mentorship program for children grades 4-6

Volunteers with Force will facilitate activities that foster social/emotional growth, hands-on learning and personal development in a predominately large group, age-oriented environment

Hopeprint Youth (grades 7-12)

GCC Ventures

An on-the-go program providing students in grades 7-8 a chance to venture off the block into new environments to learn, grow and have some fun.

Volunteers with Ventures will supervise outings, facilitate discussions, assist with behavior management and mentor students

*NOTE: Must be a high school senior or older to volunteer with this program*

GCC Crew

A service, recreation and hands-on learning program for students in grades 9-12 to develop their skills as bi-cultural leaders, and foster equity and flourishing in our community. 

Volunteers with Ventures will facilitate discussions, assist with behavior management and mentor students. 

*NOTE: Must be a minimum of one full year out of high school to volunteer with this program*

Hopeprint Adults & Family

Her Village

Her Village is a hospitality- and relationship-based program for women and mothers to foster a sense of community rich in culture and connectedness.

Volunteers with Her Village participate in the program as fellow women, with occasional additional facilitation roles based on skill set.

*NOTE: Must be 18 years old or older and a woman to volunteer with this program*

Steps to Thrive

Steps to Thrive is a wraparound family mentorship program that provides various workshops, case management and navigation services to enrolled families with the objective of them thriving in their everyday lives.

Volunteers with Steps to Thrive assist with breakouts in workshops, providing assistance on individualized needs, facilitating outings and more.

*NOTE: Must be 18 years old or older to volunteer with this program*