volunteer

Hope & Comfort invites you to share your talents and give hope, comfort and confidence by volunteering! There’s a variety of ways to get involved: prepping products for delivery, hosting a collection drive, joining our Youth Boards, organizing a corporate volunteer event, applying for an internship, and so much more.

In 2018, we worked with nearly 700 volunteers. We are in awe of the talent and creativity they bring to our organization. Many of our best solutions have come from volunteer-led special projects.

We are currently seeking inspired individuals who are skilled in product sourcing and logistics, internal systems, and design. Take a quick look at our volunteer opportunities below. For more information on volunteering, please contact Abby MacDonald, Community Engagement Manager, at AMacDonald@hopeandcomfort.org or contact us here.

During my first day volunteering with Hope & Comfort, we moved dozens of boxes and helped sort and fill hygiene kits for students in Boston. It was a physical process and afterward I very much looked forward to a shower. It struck me at that time that such a small comfort would make all the difference in how I felt for the rest of the day. Without the soap and shampoo I had waiting for me, would I have been able to face work the next day? Would I choose to speak to someone new if I had been unable to brush my teeth? Would I have volunteered at all? I came to realize that so much of my day was predicated on how I felt in my own skin and how much of the way I acted and was treated was based on the simple act of bathing. The message of Hope & Comfort stuck with me after that first day, and I am grateful to get the chance to continue helping such an important organization.”

-Colin Gillis

Family Volunteer Days

Family Volunteer Days are short yet impactful afternoons of service. Families gather in the warehouse to learn about hygiene insecurity and help count, pack and sort products for delivery. This one-time event is perfect for every member of the family.

Corporate Volunteer Events

With our new warehouse space, Hope & Comfort can host corporate events for small and large groups. By working together, we can customize the event to reflect your organization’s values and philanthropic goals. Plus, it’s a great activity for group bonding!

Internships

We welcome interns at the high school or college levels for experience or credit. Interns will be involved in all aspects of our nonprofit operations and will have the opportunity to work on special interests such as design, programming, or marketing.

Hope & Comfort Youth Board

Since our founding, Hope & Comfort has put youth at the center of our work. To further this mission, Hope & Comfort has developed a board just for school-aged children. Youth board members take part in age- appropriate service projects and develop leadership skills.