Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved with BHITC as a volunteer. Select a ministry below to see the ongoing opportunities, and special event based opportunities in that ministry.

Church Planting and Leadership Development / Transform 216

Ongoing Opportunities in this Ministry

  • Church Planting Volunteer

To find out more about volunteering with this ministry, complete the inquiry form here.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in this ministry

There are no upcoming events at this time.

The Hope Center & Refugee and Immigrant Ministry

Ongoing Opportunities in this Ministry

  • Arabic Women’s Ministry (Sisters of the Heart)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Refugee Family Mentoring
  • The Hope Center Reception & Staffing

To find out more about volunteering with this ministry, complete the inquiry form here.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in this ministry

Administrative Volunteers Needed at The Hope Center

Administrative Volunteers Needed at The Hope Center

Are you someone who loves the important behind-the-scenes ministry of administration?  BHITC is seeking a few administrative volunteers to assist with growth of The Hope Center, which is open Mondays and Wednesdays.

Interested volunteers should contact Amy Mitchell, BHITC's Director of Ministry Engagement at amy@buildinghopeinthecity.org or 216.281.4673.Find out more...

Citizenship Teaching Teams

Citizenship Teaching Teams

To meet the needs of the many more refugees and immigrants seeking citizenship, BHITC plans to add additional citizenship classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning this spring at its offices in Ohio City at 2038 West 29th Street.

Teams of volunteers are needed to help teach these classes.  Minimum requirementsFind out more...

Happy Hour Bowling @ Mahall's to Support Refugee Ministries: March 10

Happy Hour Bowling @ Mahall's to Support Refugee Ministries: March 10

Drinks...bowling...fried chicken? What better way to cap your week and kickstart the weekend!?!

Join us at Mahall's in Lakewood as we throw down some strikes on the bowling lanes and raise support for refugee ministries!  All proceeds provide supplies and transportation needs for immigrant families to the Hope Center.

And, oh yeah, your firstFind out more...

The Hope Center:  Mondays and Wednesdays

The Hope Center: Mondays and Wednesdays

Each week, nearly 100 refugees and immigrants visit The Hope Center during two days of operations (Mondays and Wednesdays).   Volunteers are needed to work with children and families who come for classes and programs.

Volunteer opportunities include working with children from 9:30 - 11:30 am or 11:30 - 2:30 pm,Find out more...

Tutors and Books Needed this Winter for Urban and Refugee Students

Tutors and Books Needed this Winter for Urban and Refugee Students

We offer tutoring programs in partnership with five urban churches and have volunteer opportunities on the east and west side of town and during the afternoon and evening, varying from 1-3 hour commitments.

Volunteers like you tutor urban and refugee students one-on-one and have a direct impact not only in the student'sFind out more...

Urban Family Learning Centers

Ongoing Opportunities in this Ministry

  • Urban and Refugee Tutoring
  • Transportation of Students Enrolled in Tutoring
  • Meals Ministry
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Employment Training
  • Financial Literacy

To find out more about volunteering with this ministry, complete the inquiry form here.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in this ministry

Family Fun Bowl-a-Thon:  February 26

Family Fun Bowl-a-Thon: February 26

Families and others seeking some winter fun are welcome to join BHITC at Freeway Lanes on February 26 for anFind out more...
Tutors and Books Needed this Winter for Urban and Refugee Students

Tutors and Books Needed this Winter for Urban and Refugee Students

We offer tutoring programs in partnership with five urban churches and have volunteer opportunities on the east and west side ofFind out more...

Open Table Ministry

Ongoing Opportunities in this Ministry

  • Congregational Coordinator
  • Table Member

To find out more about volunteering with this ministry, complete the inquiry form here.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in this ministry

Open Table Members Needed

Open Table Members Needed

BHITC and several local partner churches offer Open Table, a highly relational ministry, which uses personal relationships to transform theFind out more...

Urban Ministry Training and Engagement

Training

(click here for a list of upcoming training opportunities)

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Clothing Ministry
  • Collection Ministry
  • Development (grant writing, fundraising)
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Marketing (graphic design, writing, photography)
  • Office Assistance (mailings, list maintenance, answering phone)
  • Partner and Sponsor Opportunities
  • Special Event Planning Committees

To find out more about volunteering with this ministry, complete the inquiry form here.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in this ministry

Administrative Volunteers Needed at The Hope Center

Administrative Volunteers Needed at The Hope Center

Are you someone who loves the important behind-the-scenes ministry of administration?  BHITC is seeking a few administrative volunteers to assistFind out more...
Save the Date for CitySERVE 2017:  May 6

Save the Date for CitySERVE 2017: May 6

It's not too early to mark your calendar for CitySERVE 2017, which takes place Saturday, May 6.

Participants will gather atFind out more...

Volunteers Needed for Mailings

Volunteers Needed for Mailings

Building Hope in the City is looking for volunteers available during the day to help stuff and prepare mailings, asFind out more...
Tutors and Books Needed this Winter for Urban and Refugee Students

Tutors and Books Needed this Winter for Urban and Refugee Students

We offer tutoring programs in partnership with five urban churches and have volunteer opportunities on the east and west side ofFind out more...

Common Threads Thrift Store

Find out more about Common Threads here.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in this ministry

Donation Truck Driver

Donation Truck Driver

Commit to a time slot to pick-up donations from community partners, churches or estate sales.  Contact Jeff Stredney, BHITC’s Director[...]
Sorting Volunteer

Sorting Volunteer

Some of the items donated that we cannot use at the store can be used elsewhere! This position sorts through[...]
Clothing Drive Coordinator

Clothing Drive Coordinator

Help in the back room alongside our employees to sort, price, and tag our donations or help with stocking or[...]
Merchandise Strategy Team

Merchandise Strategy Team

Small group to meet with BHITC staff to pray and help influence culture, build out, layout, signage, and merchandising strategy.[...]