Be An Agent Of Change
You want to make a difference, but it’s hard sometimes to know what to do. At Hopestart International, we provide many avenues for helping and doing good for those less fortunate. Whether you choose to join us on the ground in Haiti, support our administrative needs from home or want to support a specific initiative, we can find a path that suits your needs.
Being part of something greater and seeing the light of hope in a child’s eyes is life-changing and rewarding beyond anything you can imagine. Even the smallest contributions of time and energy create ripple effects of positive changes that transform lives.
For Corporations Who Care About Doing Good
More and more consumers are basing their buying decisions on a corporation’s contributions in doing good for others. So, supporting a cause is not only good for you, but great for your business! If you work for a corporation or are in an executive position, standing up for and behind a cause that’s close to your heart can add value to your life and boost your business persona. You can also offer a volunteer opportunity to an employee as a personal and professional growth experience that brings in ROI in many, many ways.
Opportunities For Volunteering
At Hopestart International, we know that giving of your time, money or resources is precious and personal and feeling connected to something greater is what really makes doing good feel good. We offer a variety of ways to support the work we are doing in Haiti to match your values and what’s important to you:
Come to Haiti on one of 5 trips per year and experience the resilience, the beauty and the strength of the people. We have to confess something though. Once you come to Haiti, your life will never be the same – in a good way!
Donate to one of the volunteers on the ground in Haiti who rely on contributions to help children grow, thrive and lead.
Support one of our special small programs like funding our soccer team who won the championships last year. They are in dire need of uniforms, shoes and shin guards.
Fill up our newly built “tech” room. We want our kids to have the tools they need to learn, grow and contribute to society – and using technology is crucial in advancing as a society.
If you have expertise in sustainable agriculture, eco-friendly housing (we are big on this), education, technology or development, reach out to us so we can learn more about how you can help us from the U.S., Canada, or Europe.
If you want to gain some serious real-life skills to help you get a job after college, we’d love to use your talents and gifts while you get resume building experience!
Support Current Volunteers In Haiti
Ehlainie is a great mentor and guide for the older children of Hopestart International. She also works on researching and developing the foundational framework for a transitional home for children who will age out of the orphanage.
Mollee Ann Long
My name is Mollee Long and I currently live in Jèrèmie Haiti serving at the Hopestart Children’s Home. I’ve been serving our now 34 little ones for the past year and half. Throughout my time I have taught English and taken on many responsibilities in overseeing the home.
In January 2018 Jaimie traveled with a group to Haiti and immediately fell in love. She decided to leave her job as an accountant in Jacksonville, Florida and pursue her dreams of helping others! Jaimie will be joining Jennifer for four months working with the kids at Hopestart!
Volunteer & Co-Founder, Jennifer Law’s love of teaching and mentoring youth is her calling. Her goal is to implement educational programs that lead the youth of Haiti to meaningful work and becoming key contributors to their community.