Hope House relies heavily on volunteers to run the day to day operations of our many programs and services, which is why we are so appreciative of the time and energy they devote to us. 

There are many wonderful volunteer and student placement opportunities at Hope House.

Would you consider being part of the team?

We are currently looking for general volunteers for DURING THE DAY but also Shift Leaders for our various areas which include: Food Market, Clothing Market, Breakfast Prep, Ease Into Work Dinner Prep and Better Food Co production days. If you would like to learn more, click the button below.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@hopehouseguelph.ca

We have many different opportunities during the day.
To see the full list use the button below.


Current volunteers and students, use the button below to access your portal.

“There is absolutely so much to like about volunteering at Hope House and it has been such a wonderful experience! What I truly love most is the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Whether it’s the friendly smiles from everyone, the sense of community, or the respectful treatment, I always leave feeling uplifted and having made a positive impact. I am so grateful to be a part of this wonderful organization and the amazing work they do to support the people of Guelph.”

~ Volunteer Omar



The Hope House team is built upon individuals who are like minded in the sense of wanting to foster a greater level of independence for community members – by delivering front line services.

Hope House is an equal opportunities employer, committed to employment equity. Hope House values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply. Please let us know if you need any accommodations.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Hope House is an equal opportunities employer, committed to employment equity. We value diversity and invite all qualified candidates to apply. We welcome team members with the knowledge and skills to productively work with diverse communities. Hope House values lived experience alongside educational and workplace experience. Feel free to highlight your lived experience in your application, as you feel comfortable, as it will help us consider your application in a holistic way.

About Hope House

Hope House is part of Guelph’s system of services for community members living in poverty. Our distinctiveness and strength lie in our ability to act as a community hub for those experiencing poverty. Through our programs and close partnerships with like-minded organizations we address the five dimensions of well-being: physical, spiritual, emotional, relational, and financial. A person or family can experience poverty in any of these areas. 

All our programs and services are delivered in support of our vision and mission while living out our values of dignity, belonging, and advocacy. 

Hope House is located in the Guelph downtown core at 10 Cork Street East, which enables us to meet  many of the city’s needs. With 30,000 square feet of usable space, our facilities include a gymnasium, an auditorium, café, two kitchens, offices and meeting rooms. An accessible entrance and elevator are located on our Church Lane entrance.

Our mission is to provide tangible, compassionate assistance and care to those in the Guelph  community and abroad through immediate relief and ongoing support with the goal of a greater level  of independence. Our three core values are dignity, belonging and advocacy.

Events Committees

With various events focused around fundraising for Hope House, event committees are an essential part of planning and executing great community events like Hope in the Street, Joy Home Tour, and Coldest Night of the Year.

Want to join one of these great committees? Reach out to info@hopehouseguelph.ca.

Hope in the Street Event Committee

  • Shannon Ostetto Committee Chair
  • Nik Wever Entertainment Lead
  • Georgia Lavarini Social Media Lead
  • Mellissa B Volunteer Coordinator
  • Mahrukh Syed Volunteer Coordinator
  • Sean Furfaro Emcee
  • Alicia McDonald Website Lead
  • Rob Osborne Video Production Lead
  • Tara Chapman Licenses & Logistics Lead
  • Brandon Piebe Graphic Design Lead

Christmas Joy Home Tour Committee

  • Jenny Barretto Committee Chair
  • Kristen Harron Homes Coordinator
  • Claire Sutherns Marketing Chair
  • Liz O’Donnell Logistics Lead

Coldest Night of the Year Committee

  • Sean Yo Committee Co-chair
  • Laura Keller Committee Co-chair
  • Laura Slack
  • Erik Anderson
  • Nicole Boucek
  • Shawn Crews
  • Eleanor Davidson (Hope House Board of Directors)

“I feel tremendously grateful for the amazing team at Hope House who help bring this event to life every year. The support of the community from our sponsors, volunteers, and the walkers is wonderful. They all contribute to supporting the programs at Hope House makes this such a rewarding event to be a part of.” – Sean Yo