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, middle and high school students. Our goal is to raise up, inspire and empower local youth to become future leaders who impact their community for generations by living lives of faith, hope and integrity.

What We Offer
On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 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, serve as tutors, set-up and breakdown volunteers, large group lesson leaders, field-trip chaperones, camp counselors, lesson planners and administrative helpers.


Get Involved — Current needs!

It only takes 1 hour per week to make an impact in the lives of local children. Sign up to fill one of our current needs:

Food Donations
Donate nutritious snacks such as fruits, veggies, applesauce, raisins, granola bars, sweet potato chips, cheese sticks, and pretzels, etc. Donations may be dropped off Tuesday & Thursday from 3-6pm at Crossroads building (1101 Buck Jones Rd., Raleigh)

Tutor/Homework Helper -- Elementary, Middle & High School

  • Time commitment: 4-5:15pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays
  • Assist students with their homework and enrichment learning activities for 1 hour.
  • Help, encourage, listen, and pray for children.


Shuttle Driver

  • Time commitment: 2:45-4:15pm on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays
  • Provide safe and friendly shuttle of children to and from the after-school program.
  • Should have a CDL or be willing to obtain a CDL

Bus Captain

  • Time commitment: 2:45-4:15pm on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays
  • Ensure that all children get on/off the bus safely and assist with group control
  • Greet and welcome children


Elementary Host/Recreation Helper

  • Welcome children and assist with check-in and attendance
  • Prepare or lead a snack, craft, games and table activities
  • Supervise children during recreation/snack/bathroom break time
  • Enforce rules


Middle/High School Recreation Helper

  • Greet, welcome and check-in youth
  • Assist with check-in and attendance
  • Prepare daily snack
  • Prepare or lead a craft, games, and table activities
  • Supervise children during recreation/snack/bathroom break time
  • Enforce rules


Large Group Leader

  • Make relevant Bible-based curriculum come alive to children
  • Teach, help, lead
  • Are comfortable in front of a group of kids
  • Possibly have some acting experience
  • Enforce rules


Elementary Small Group Leader

  • Build relationships with a consistent group of 5-10 kids using fun, interactive and relevant curriculum to help them understand the weekly Bible lesson
  • Help, lead, shepherd, listen, encourage, share your faith
  • Enforce rules


Middle/High School Small Group Leader/Mentor

  • Build relationships with a consistent group of 5-10 youth using fun, interactive and relevant curriculum to help them learn life skills and/or the weekly Bible lesson
  • Help, lead, shepherd, listen, encourage, share your faith
  • Enforce rules


Administrative Volunteer

  • Time commitment: 1.5 hours/week
  • Assist with educational and Bible lesson activity prep, snack and supply shopping, Y4H room organization, and volunteer/participant file management

Contact Us

Contact Kelly Carlson with questions about volunteering.