There are a variety of opportunities to volunteer and donate in-kind items at Hope Solutions! Join our amazing team of dedicated individuals, faith communities, and service groups working together to end homelessness and poverty in Contra Costa County. Together, we are helping families rebuild their lives.

May Volunteer Opportunities

Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

Food Donation Information

Homework Club

rsz_hwc_lakeside_amanda_and_monicaHelp close the achievement gap and set students up for success by becoming a Homework Club volunteer at one of our four Homework Clubs located in Pleasant Hill, Concord, Pittsburg, and Bay Point. To ensure consistency, we ask for a commitment of one day/week for the school year. Orientation and training are provided.

To begin this process, click here to complete an application. An interview and reference check will follow. Volunteers will be asked to pass a TB test and Live Scan background check.

If you’d like to drop-off donations, please contact Sandibel Arnold, Volunteer and Donations Coordinator at

Social Events

rsz_dsc00373Social events are an important part of the stability and health of our communities. By providing a nutritious meal, you are helping to nourish and encourage residents to become self-sufficient and better their lives. Opportunities include monthly resident dinners, seasonal activities (such as a holiday party), and summer barbecues. Click here to learn more!

Furnishings Program

Help furnish an apartment and make a home. IMG_6494Our furnishings program provides formerly homeless families with the necessary basics of a dignified, clean, and beautiful home. Help by donating needed items or become a project volunteer.

If you have gently used furniture or other items to be considered, please contact Sandibel Arnold at

May 2022 Furnishings and Donations Requests

*Please note that donations are accepted based on the availability of Hope Solutions storage capacity. At this time, we are not accepting used clothing or toys.

We are seeking volunteers for the following:

Inventory Coordinator – Coordinate, assess, and organize specific furnishings for each new family.
Transportation/Hauling Volunteer – Do you have a truck or have the ability to lift heavy items? We could use your help!
Set-Up Volunteer – Help set up and beautify apartments before a family moves in.

Annual Gala: Ruby Slippers – There’s No Place Like Home

Join our annual auction gala committee! Be an event sponsor, donate live or silent auction items, volunteer at the event, or help make it all happen by joining our fun Ruby Slippers committee. In 2021, this fun (virtual) event netted over $324,000 to help formerly homeless and low-income families and at-risk individuals achieve their greatest potential. If you missed this year’s gala or wish to view it again, click here.

Mark your calendar for the 14th Annual Hope Solutions Ruby Slippers – There’s No Place Like Home on Saturday, March 5, 2022. The Ruby Slippers Committee is planning an in-person event which will be at Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

To get involved with the planning committee, donate items to the live or silent auctions, or to contribute wine to the auctions, please contact Carrie Veurink at or call (925) 542-5068.

Learn more about the 2022 Ruby Slippers Gala

Volunteer/Outreach Steering Committee

rsz_amy_faltz_and_tenant_dinner_11_2014Join our wonderful Volunteer and Outreach Steering Committee! This vital group of volunteers is committed to providing ongoing guidance, support, and feedback on Hope Solutions’ current volunteer and outreach programs.

Interested in Volunteering?

Thank you for your support to end homelessness and poverty in our community. Complete our Volunteer Interest Form and Sandibel Arnold will be in touch. If you’d like to learn more, contact Sandibel at or call (925) 788-3676. Thank you for your support and involvement!