Building Hope In the City
The missions of Building Hope is to restore the city to God by developing and linking people, communities and churches. BHITC exists to share the unfailing hope of Christ with the city of Cleveland. They believe all people – regardless of background, economic status, race, culture or denomination – can find hope in Jesus, who restores all of our brokenness. Apart from Him, we can do nothing, and they follow closely after His teachings and example for their work.
Current Serve Opportunities
Find a Serve
Your first step is to check out the current serve opportunities below and see which one you and your LifeGroup might want to engage.
Once you choose your serve, click the “get connected” button and fill out the form. We will follow up with details and the organization will contact you with instructions
It is vital that once you make the connetion, you follow through well. Make sure to respond to your organization contact in a timely manner and prepare well for your serve.
Building Hope 101
When: Once ~ twice a month
Where: 2038 West 29th Street Cleveland, OH 44113
What: The first step to volunteering with Building Hope in the City is to take ‘Building Hope 101,’ a 60-minute introduction to the organization. You will learn about our mission and ministries and find ways to use your God-given gifts and talents to love people in the city for Christ.Get Connected to This serve
TUTOR Urban / Refugee Students
When: Ongoing opportunities
Where: Various locations throughout Cleveland
What: Building Hope offers tutoring programs in partnership with urban churches and have volunteer opportunities on the east and west side of town and during the afternoon and evening, varying from 1-3 hour commitments. We also have volunteer opportunities at The Hope Center for Refugees and Immigrants, working with the students.
Volunteers like you tutor urban and refugee students one-on-one and have a direct impact not only in the student’s learning, but also in their life.Get Connected to This serve
Volunteer at Common Threads
When: Ongoing opportunities
Where: 22049 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park, Ohio 44126.
What: Common Threads is a thrift store that provides job and work experience as well as generating funding for Building Hope. They have tons of opportunities: sorting clothes, picking up donations, online selling and much more. 30 Volunteers needed! We are also in need of donations.Get Connected to This serve
Citizenship and Green Card Services Volunteer
When: Ongoing Opportunities
Where: 15135 Triskett Road (Gateway West Church)
What:The need for Building Hope in the City’s citizenship and green card services is at
an all-time high, and volunteers can help the organization continue to serve the many seeking assistance. Volunteers can assist with citizenship by offering interview practice, which takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at The Hope Center for Refugees and Immigrants located at 15135 Triskett Road (Gateway West Church). Email Sharon Schuldt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm from September to May.
Where:3340 Trowbridge Ave Cleveland, OH 44109
What: Building Hope is partnering with Cleveland Schools to provide tutoring at the City Life Center. No tutoring experience is required and a curriculum will be provided.Get Connected to This serve