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

Church Plant Volunteer

Church Plant Volunteer

Did you know BHITC supports six urban church plants?!?!  Five in the Cleveland area and one in Akron!  Here areFind out more...
Renew Church Cleveland Preview Services:  June 18, July 23, Aug. 20, Sept. 17

Renew Church Cleveland Preview Services: June 18, July 23, Aug. 20, Sept. 17

There is so much happening through the church plants we support, such as with Renew Church Cleveland! They have begun previewFind out more...

The Hope Center & Refugee and Immigrant Ministry

Ongoing Opportunities in this Ministry

  • 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 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm and now also on Tuesdays (help needed from Noon - 3:00 pm).

InterestedFind 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...

The Hope Center:  Mondays and Wednesdays

The Hope Center: Mondays and Wednesdays

Each week, hundreds of 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 for Urban and Refugee Students

Tutors and Books Needed 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
  • Employment Training

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

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in this ministry

Tutors and Books Needed for Urban and Refugee Students

Tutors and Books Needed 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

  • 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

  • Supplies (Annual Christmas Store of Hope, The Hope Center, School-Age Children’s Books)
  • 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

Photography Volunteer

Photography Volunteer

If you get our newsletter - print or email - or follow us on Facebook, you know we LOVE toFind out more...
Christmas Store of Hope:  December 2

Christmas Store of Hope: December 2

Save the date for the 5th annual Christmas Store of Hope!

BHITC's wishlist of items is coming soon!Find 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...

Common Threads Thrift Store

Find out more about Common Threads here.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in this ministry

Online Selling Specialist

Online Selling Specialist

While Common Threads following continues to grow we occasionally receive extremely high end designer clothes and rare or unique items[...]
Marketing and Social Media Associate

Marketing and Social Media Associate

Common Threads is in the papers, on the web, and on FB and Instagram! These volunteer opportunities allow you to[...]
Quarterly Event Coordinator

Quarterly Event Coordinator

Every quarter, Common Threads hosts a special event like Ladies Night Out or a season-themed party. We need someone who[...]
Donation Pick-up Coordinator

Donation Pick-up Coordinator

Schedule donation pick-up crews (both volunteer and staff) to pick-up donations requiring large SUVs or box trucks. You don’t need[...]
Store Associate Volunteer (Tester)

Store Associate Volunteer (Tester)

Take returned items from a major retailer (especially small appliances), clean them, and test them to make sure they work[...]
Store Associate Volunteer (General)

Store Associate Volunteer (General)

Work with staff on the production side! Learn to sort, hang, tag, and run clothes to the floor! Restock departments[...]
Handy Person Volunteer

Handy Person Volunteer

Common Threads leases space in our plaza. While major equipment and capital repairs are the responsibility of the landlord, minor[...]
Administrative Associate Volunteer

Administrative Associate Volunteer

Lots of info and data flows through Common Threads and we want to capture and organize it better. This opportunity[...]
Donation Pick-up Crew

Donation Pick-up Crew

Open roads and manual labor! They are not for everyone… but for some of us it is exactly the way[...]
Collection Drive Coordinator

Collection Drive Coordinator

Help build awareness to donate to Cleveland’s #1 thrift store! Work with local businesses, churches, and other non-profits to setup[...]