Volunteers are key to our ability to provide shelter and care to Lake County’s homeless. Our volunteers tell us they believe they earn benefits far beyond the amount of effort required of them.

To get started, choose an area of interest from the list below. You can then complete this Volunteer Application, then fax it to (440) 392-0114, drop it off, or mail it in to 25 Freedom Road, Painesville, Ohio 44077.

For any questions, please feel free to contact our volunteer services director, Missy Knight, at (440) 354-6417 ext. 106, or e-mail her at volunteer@projecthopeforthehomeless.org.

Here are some ways you can get involved:


Volunteer in the adult shelter or Families Moving Forward

Pack lunch bags

Pack lunch bags for our shelter guests

Shelter Ministry

Share through Word or song in our shelter ministry

Provide a dinner

Make or sponsor a dinner for our shelter guests

Help with labor

Help with facilities work in or around our building

Coordinate a collection

Coordinate a Boxes of Hope collection with a school or group


Donate items from our Current Needs List

Tell others

Tell others in person and like/share and keep in touch with us on Facebook!