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Our monthly Volunteer Newsletter.
To celebrate the wondrous achievements of YOU,
the volunteers of HOPE House!


2nd Chance Employment
Youth Job Counselling:
Volunteers of the Month 

Meet the 2nd Chance Youth Job Counselling team! We are pleased to call them our volunteers of the month! They volunteer regularly at our Community Breakfast, at Reception, and in our Food Market and they never come empty handed, often bringing with them food and hygiene items.

The soft skills learned and networking opportunities that open through volunteering  sometimes results in jobs and this is certainly true for this group! We asked them a few questions to better understand their volunteer experience here at HOPE House and here's what they had to say...

What brought you to HOPE House?

The Youth Job Connection program participants wanted to learn more of our community resources and become a helping hand to Wednesday morning breakfast.
What do you like about volunteering at HOPE House?

Our youth participants wanted to take action and engage with members of the community. The positive energy is alive and well at HOPE House and provides us with the opportunity to interact with members of the community, to get some practical work experience  and get a true feeling of what it is like to  give back. As a group, we always feel appreciated and welcomed by both staff and volunteers alike. We thoroughly enjoy the music playlist in the kitchen as well!
How have you seen HOPE House change lives?

HOPE House has undoubtedly made significant positive changes to those who access their many services. HOPE House has successfully created a welcoming and safe environment for individuals who seek out positive socialization in downtown Guelph. They also help people with their basic needs, food ,clothing access to community resources, respect and genuine kindness.

One of our participants describes the volunteering experience as,
“HOPE House gives people who feel hopeless a chance to feel hopeful”.

Today we hosted a Trick or Treat Breakfast
with live music, treats for the little ones, and a
squash painting contest! 

Check out the fun that was had by all! 

JOY Home Tour

The Christmas JOY Home Tour is looking for volunteers like you!

Do you enjoy meeting people, seeing beautiful decor and having fun while doing both? Volunteering for the JOY Home tour is a great opportunity for you to make a positive impact in our community, be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships.

If you didn't get a chance to get tickets to this years tour - that's okay! Grab your friends, kids, and partner and make a weekend out of it.

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