Thank you for your interest in support the New Castle County Hope Center!

The minimum age for volunteers is 18 unless you are part of a school or organization providing chaperones. 

One-Day Volunteers:

All one-day volunteers must complete this application that includes a social media and risk management waiver.

On-going Volunteers:

To volunteer on an ongoing basis, you will need to complete this application and a background check through our specified third-party company which includes a Social Security Number Trace, Nationwide Criminal History Search, Department of Justice Sex Offender Search, Current County or State of Residence Search. The cost for this is approx. $15.00. Once your application is complete, instructions on how to complete your background will be emailed to you.

Types of Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. Moving boxed donations from one room to another, organizing, and inventorying (1 time project)
  2. Inventory of current donation rooms and books(1 time or ongoing) 
  3. Watering plants once a week and wiping down all surfaces on the first floor (1 time or ongoing)
  4. Picking up trash outside around the building (1 time or ongoing)
  5. Grab and Go Meal Help (1 time or ongoing) 
  6. Front desk/phones answering door - days vary (this is for someone who is flexible and has consistent availability).
  7. Answering the front door, greeting visitors, interacting with residents (1 time & ongoing)
  8. Helping set up for special events

Thank you for being the YOU in CommUnity!

Volunteer Service Description

Name and address

Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.


Please list any skills or qualifications you may have (it is not required for volunteer service).

Emergency Contact

Liability and Media Release:

By Checking the below box, volunteers agree to release, and hold harmless New Castle County and its officers, directors, employees, agents, and leaders from any and all liability claims, and causes of action, of whatever kind or nature (including any injury caused by negligence) incurred in conjunction with the volunteer service. Permission is also given for New Castle County to use any photographs or video which include any volunteer image for promotional purposes without expectation of compensation.