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Growing up, I had people in my life who helped me build an interest in STEM through hands-on learning and this exposed me to what is now my career.

I volunteer with Hope Horizon because I want to pass this on and give others the same exposure to engineering that I had.  

- robotics volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of Hope Horizon East Palo Alto as they open doors to hope and opportunity for youth through our highly-relational environment.


Hundreds of volunteers every year provide spiritual and academic support for young people, as well as cover our students in prayer, take pictures, support fundraising and communications, donate/serve meals for programs, provide oversight as a Board member and keep our facility beautiful.


See our current volunteer opportunities below, fill out our volunteer interest form, and join us in helping students open doors to hope and a future.

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Choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities and apply here!

Join us and open the door to opportunity for youth in the east palo alto community!

We have a wide variety of opportunities - check out the options below and fill out our interest form today.



Lead a spiritual "huddle" or serve as a spiritual mentor in our Elementary, Middle or High School spiritual programs.

academic support

Provide individualized academic support for elementary or middle school students including homework completion, reading, math and more.  

Stem and Art activities

Expose our students to new opportunities by leading a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) or art session.


Donate or cook dinner so our students stay nourished and energized as they learn and grow.

serve in other ways

  • Hope Horizon prayer team

  • Administrative support (ie data entry, filing)

  • Fundraising Support - grant research & writing, event support, donor relations

  • Photograph during programs & events

  • Communication Support - blog, graphic design, web design, social media

  • Special events - run a booth at a fall carnival, serve food, assist with setup/cleanup and more

  • Support Hope Horizon by letting others know about our programs and ways to get involved (either as a program participant OR volunteer/donor!)

  • Join our Board of Directors


key needs now

  • Spiritual mentors for our middle and high school students

  • Academic support for our elementary and middle school students

  • Website support - creation of new pages and upgrades to our new branding


important safety info

  • Hope Horizon programs follow COVID-19 safety guidelines

  • In the current and changing world of the pandemic, remaining flexible is needed as we prioritize the safety of our students, staff and volunteers

  • All in-person volunteers must pass a Livescan background check


Spring 2023

volunteer interest form

Please share a little about yourself, and we'll back to you shortly!

Please check any that apply:

Safety & Age Qualifications (all in-person volunteers are required to pass a background check)

Thank you SO much for your interest in serving and volunteering with Hope Horizon East Palo Alto!

Our team will be in touch with more information soon.

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Be a part of a legacy of serving
East Palo Alto youth since 1984.

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