What is HOPE Volunteer Corps?
The HOPE Youth Corps (HYC) program was established in 1994 by HOPE worldwide and aims to encourage sustainable services all around the world through high school and university students. As as more families and seniors became involved in service trips the name was changed to HOPE Volunteer Corps! Whether it’s refurbishing a preschool in Zambia, disaster relief in a village in the Philippines, or serving the local Maori population in New Zealand, these trips promote an attitude of Christ-like service, lifelong relationships, and a wider world perspective.
As part of a team of volunteers from around the globe, participants engage in service-oriented activities while learning more about the local culture and developing a greater appreciation for their privilege, as well as compassion for the needs of others. Participants also experience and learn many different spiritual lessons as they serve on their respective HYC placements. They will be able encompass the ministry of Jesus by preaching the word (Matthew 4:23), helping the sick and needy (Matthew 4:23), caring for children (Matthew 19:14), showing compassion and love (Matthew 9:35-36) and meeting needs just as Jesus did.
With programs open to both high school and university students (youth corps) as well as singles, families and seniors (single/volunteer corps), these programs aim to build leadership and an attitude of service, while fostering lasting friendships and providing many great memories. On top of that, HOPE Youth Corps are international; so you will be able to meet many of your fellow brothers and sisters from around the world and develop relationships and memories that will last a lifetime.