The Office on Youth connects volunteers with opportunities to enhance not only the lives of the youth, but the volunteers’ as well. We know our volunteers could spend their time doing any number of things, but we are so thankful for the investment they are making in the lives of young people and The City of Hopewell!

Visit this page regularly to learn about new opportunities to connect with and support Hopewell youth. Also, register with us as a volunteer and we’ll let you know of future opportunities.

  • Become a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)
    • BBBS is seeking adult volunteers interested in mentoring a child in Hopewell. Matches participate in fun activities for one hour per week to help the child build social skills, increase academic achievement, and create healthy lifestyles – and change their lives for the better, forever. Site-Based Mentoring is great for people with a set schedule that allows them to volunteer for one hour during lunch.
    • Location: Harry E. James Elementary, 1807 Arlington Rd.; Hopewell, VA 23860
    • Timeframe: 10:45AM – 1:00PM (only ONE hour)
    • To get involved: Call Leanne at (804) 261-4940, email LLytle@bigbrobigsis.com, or sign up here.
  • Hoops-for-Hopewell
    • Hoops for Hopewell is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament (up to 32 teams). In addition to the tournament, this family-friendly event will feature bounce houses, fire smoke house and truck, bike rodeo, opportunities to take photos with McGruff, and food (hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, etc.) All proceeds from this event support the Police Explorers Post 920.
    • Date: Saturday, April 15th
    • Time: 9am – 3pm (Volunteers will select a shift(s) to work during the event)
    • If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Officer Baxter (Community Engagement Officer) at LBaxter@hopewellva.gov or (804) 452-4668, or Officer Taylor (SRO for Hopewell High School) at CTaylor@hopewellva.gov.
  • Join the Youth Commission
    • The Youth Commission is a consortium of individuals that will convene to review, strategize, and provide guidance on the opportunities for Hopewell youth.
    • Are you passionate about creating a community where youth thrive? Are you well informed about trends in youth development? Health? Education? Business? Hopewell youth? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and make positive change happen for our youth? If so, submit an application to join the Youth Commission.
  • If you don’t see an opportunity that seems like a fit, register to volunteer today. We’ll get you connected to an opportunity that utilizes your skills in the future!