Local Hope

Local Hope exists to help meet the spiritual, physical and social needs of people from the local community through resources and volunteers.


Get involved

Local Hope is unique to each Hope campus since each community we serve is unique.

What do we do?

  • Join with community organizations aligned with the church’s mission and Local Hope’s purpose.
  • Launch ministry opportunities to meet the needs of the community.
  • Provide opportunities for the people of Hope to be involved.

Local Hope in action

Youth 4 Hope

Youth 4 Hope is an outreach program which provides free after school care and a one-week summer camp for local elementary and middle school students. Our goal is to raise up, inspire and empower local youth to become future leaders — able to impact their community for generations by living lives of faith, hope and integrity.

What we offer

On Monday through Thursday afternoons, from 3:30-6pm during the school year, Youth 4 Hope offers:

  • Tutoring
  • Character development
  • Academic enrichment
  • Bible lessons
  • Fun activities

Our goal is to provide a 1:1 student to volunteer ratio to best support our students. Volunteer to shoot hoops with the kids, drive buses, tutor, set-up and breakdown, teach large group lessons, be a field trip chaperone, camp counselor, lesson planner or administrative helper. Youth4Hope is held at the Raleigh Campus.

Get involved

Contact us

Contact us with questions about volunteering.

Ship of Zion and Galley Grocery

Ship of Zion Church meets in the South Park community of downtown Raleigh. The church meets the spiritual and material needs of its community through development efforts.

Local Hope is partnering with Ship of Zion to support its work. Areas for serving may include discipleship and intentional outreach activities, affordable housing, a food market or co-op, job-skills training, micro-business opportunities and more.

Interested in serving with Ship of Zion’s church or community development efforts? Email us to learn how you can get involved.

What is Bumper Crop?

Hope attendees pick up an empty paper bag on the way out of each service and then fill them with non-perishable food. The following weekend attendees return their donations and leave the bag(s) behind their vehicle bumper. Volunteers assist in the pick-up of all bags and ensure proper delivery to participating community outreach centers such as food pantries, shelters and schools.

See the opportunities