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...

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

Evening Volunteers

Evening Volunteers

Volunteers are needed at The Hope Center to assist in the evenings, which includes watching kids after tutoring and/or helping with clean-up.  As kids are waiting to be picked up from tutoring, volunteers could organize an activity or simply keep an eye on them.  Volunteers are also needed in theFind out more...
ESL Volunteers

ESL Volunteers

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered at The Hope Center every Monday and Wednesday.  Volunteers are needed to assist the teachers, help students in the classroom or work one-on-one with students before or after classes.

Time:  Mondays and Wednesdays  11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Contact Sharon Schuldt for moreFind out more...

Childcare Volunteers

Childcare Volunteers

While parents' are in classes at The Hope Center, free childcare and activities are provided for the children.   Volunteers are needed to help watch the children and create activities for older children, as needed.  Volunteers are especially needed to assist with childcare in the mornings.

Time:  Mondays and Wednesdays  8:45 amFind out more...

Small Group Teacher

Small Group Teacher

Work with a small group of 3-4 students at The Hope Center before before their testing to understand and practice materials such as reading, writing and conversation.  The students in each group will vary.

When:  Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 am- 11:30 am

Contact Sharon Schuldt to learn more at sharon@buildinghopeinthecity.org.Find out more...

Craft Activity Volunteer

Craft Activity Volunteer

Volunteers are needed on a one-time and recurring basis (every 4-6 weeks) to prepare and lead crafts with small groups of refugee women.  The crafts would be centered around various holidays and special occasions.  Commitment is flexible based on level of availability.

Contact Sharon Schuldt to learn more at sharon@buildinghopeinthecity.org.Find out more...

Cafe and Welcoming Team Volunteer

Cafe and Welcoming Team Volunteer

Coffee and tea are an international language, aren't they?!  Volunteers are needed at The Hope Center to help in the cafe and welcome areas, keeping them stocked and clean and signing people in as they walk in the door - especially those who are new to The Hope Center.

Time:  MondaysFind out more...

Citizenship Volunteers

Citizenship Volunteers

Volunteers are needed at The Hope Center to assist with Citizenship.  Opportunities include assisting the teachers, working in the classroom with the students or working one-on-one with the students before or after classes.

Time:  Mondays and Wednesdays  9:00 am - 11:30 am

Those interested should contact Sharon Schuldt, BHITC's Director of Ministry EngagementFind out more...

Tutors Needed for Urban and Refugee Students

Tutors Needed for Urban and Refugee Students

We offer tutoring programs in partnership with 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.  We also have volunteer opportunities at The Hope Center for Refugees and Immigrants, working with the students.

Volunteers like youFind out more...

Administrative Volunteer

Administrative Volunteer

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).Find 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 Needed for Urban and Refugee Students

Tutors Needed for Urban and Refugee Students

We offer tutoring programs in partnership with urban churches and have volunteer opportunities on the east and west side of townFind out more...
Save the Date for a Family Fun Bowl-a-Thon:  February 11

Save the Date for a Family Fun Bowl-a-Thon: February 11

Families and others seeking some winter fun are welcome to join BHITC at Roll House Entertainment (formerly known as FreewayFind 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...
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

Scrap Metal Driver / Delivery

Scrap Metal Driver / Delivery

Already enjoy scrapping metal? Want to learn how? It’s actually very easy! We are finally able to make room to[...]
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[...]