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

Opportunities within this Ministry

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

  • Participate in Outreach Events
    Church plants often host outreach events to get to know members of the community where they are planting the church.  This helps not only to build relationships, but also helps the church plant to best know the needs of the people in the neighborhood.  Volunteers are needed to help plan and/or attend these types of outreach events at our six church plants. […]
  • Attend Worship Services
    As new churches are trying to get off the ground, having existing believers willing to attending services is a huge blessing!  These volunteers do not need to commit to every single Sunday, but regular or even periodic attendance will help the church to build relationships and meet newcomers. […]
  • Church Plant Prayer Team Volunteer
    Did you know BHITC supports 5 urban church plants?!?! Here are very tangible ways you can support the planters, their families, the church and its community. […]

The Hope Center & Refugee and Immigrant Ministry

Opportunities within this Ministry

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

  • Refugee Mentor Volunteer
    Refugee mentoring has been a long-time volunteer opportunity with BHITC.  As part of it, newly arriving refugee families are paired with local citizens to help them through cultural adjustments and most importantly, build friendships. […]
  • Van Driver
    Pick up individuals and families to bring to and from classes at The Hope Center. To learn more, contact Sharon Schuldt at sharon@buildinghopeinthecity.org. […]
  • ESL Volunteers & Group Conversation
    English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered at The Hope Center. Volunteers are needed to assist the teachers, help students in the classroom or work one-on-one with students before or after classes. […]
  • 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. […]
  • 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. […]

Common Threads

Find out more about Common Threads here.

  • 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 separate out our scrap metals and need faithful individuals willing to pick it up, scrap it, and bring the money to our main office. Pick-up frequency would vary but we would only need it once we collected a large enough load to make it worth the trip. […]
  • Quarterly Event Coordinator
    Every quarter, Common Threads hosts a special event like Ladies Night Out or a season-themed party. We need someone who likes to put on a great shin-dig! You will work with staff and other volunteers to plan details of the event and then work to implement those plans up through the night of the event. […]
  • 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 to lift a finger! But you should have great customer service skills! You will coordinate with the store manager, donors, and a list of pick-up crews to ensure quality merchandise arrives to Common Threads! […]
  • Store Associate Volunteer
    Work with staff on the production side! Learn to sort, hang, tag, and run clothes to the floor! Restock departments and make sure the store is clean and beautiful! Opportunities also available to test items such as small appliances. […]
  • Handy Person Volunteer
    Common Threads is in need of a handyman or handywoman who is a jack of all trades in terms of minor maintenance and repair. Occasional needs include: Light carpentry, Snaking drains / toilets, Occasional power wash, Lock repair, and Replacing fluorescent bulbs and ballasts. […]

Housing & Community Development

 

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

  • Fall Education Volunteer
    Beginning in the fall of 2019, BHITC will partner with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to support one or two elementary schools in the Clark/Fulton and Stockyards neighborhoods.  Many daytime volunteers are needed and possibly evening. […]
  • Tutors Needed for Urban Students
    We offer free after-school tutoring at The City Life Center in, which varies between a 1-3 hour commitment. There is a huge need for tutoring in this neighborhood and typically there is a waiting list of families looking for tutoring services for their child/children when more tutors become available. Volunteers like you tutor one-on-one and have a direct impact not only in the student's learning, but also in their life. […]
  • Housing Volunteer
    This is a newer initiative for BHITC, and it's exciting to see how God is providing for more home renovations in the Clark/Fulton and Stockyards neighborhood.  Know how to swing a hammer?  Good with woodworking, painting or landscaping? We’ve got a job for you!  […]

General Engagement

Training

(click here for a list of upcoming training opportunities)

Ongoing Engagement Opportunities

  • Supplies (The Hope Center, School-Age Children’s Books)
  • Development (grant writing, fundraising)
  • Marketing (graphic design, writing, photography)
  • Partner and Sponsor Opportunities
  • Special Event Planning Committees

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