Volunteer Opportunities

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, take a look below at all the positions available to you! 

To begin the volunteer onboarding process, please fill out the form below or click here. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@hopehouseguelph.ca

No Openings

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.


Hope House operates and advocates on the belief that poverty, food insecurity, inequality, health and  community are all interconnected. We offer services and programs that challenge the stigmas  surrounding poverty and allow our community members to maintain their dignity and choice, while  providing them with tactile skills developed in a community environment.

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 2022

  • 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
  • Jackie May Homes Coordinator
  • Claire Sutherns Marketing Chair
  • Liz O’Donnell Logistics Lead

Coldest Night of the Year Committee

  • Sean Yo Committee 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