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Employment Opportunities at the Coalition
updated 1-27-17

Resident Care Specialist
The primary roles of the Resident Care Specialist at HOPE Community are to (1) attend to the residents’ basic needs and living environment, and (2) support the Case Managers who work with the residents on their Individual Service Plans.  This position requires a caring, patient, good-humored, and flexible individual with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with individuals in a crisis. Please send your resume and cover letter for this position to asampson <at>
Position Announcement (PDF, 156k)


Please download our application here. (MS Word, 112k)

Would you like to make a difference?

Volunteer your group or organization to work with HOPE Community children:

We are currently in need of volunteer groups to host fun, structured activities with HOPE Community kids, Field Days, Holiday Events, and week night Bedtime Story Hour for the younger children.

Organize a Food Drive or Donate to HOPE’s Food Fund:

Conducting a food drive is a great way to help the families of HOPE and gain off-site volunteer experience. Hold a food drive with your church, school, office, neighborhood, or make it a personal project.

field day

We are always in need of these items:

  • Larger size can goods
    - Especially corn, beans, tuna, chicken, and fruit
  • Non-perishable pantry items
    - Such as pasta, rice, breakfast cereal, and granola bars
  • Fresh fruit, fruit cups and packaged lunch meat
  • Jars of baby food

Also consider making a cash donation or including a fund raiser in your donation drive and let us do the purchasing. We can stretch your dollars through our commercial discount rates.


To learn more about these and other opportunities, contact Danielle Bowman, Public Relations and Development Director at or call (850) 792-9426


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

HOPE kids


Donation Drives
We are holding donation drives for the following items:

  • New or gently used sheet sets (single bed)
  • New or gently used pillows
  • Regular sized personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body lotion, etc)
  • New or gently used towels (body, hand, and washcloths)
  • Diapers (especially sizes 4, 5, and 6)
  • Baby wipes

Donation Of Goods


Thank You!

Student Volunteer Opportunities

Students are an integral part of our volunteer program here at the Homeless Coalition. Student volunteers help with activities that range from child care and food service, to fund raising and donation support.
Below are volunteer options for students who are looking to get involved with us.

  • Explorer: May only come once or twice
  • Short-term: Semester commitment
  • Practicum students: Semester-long commitment to meet class requirement
  • Long-term: More than one semester commitment
  • Interns: One to two semesters, for credit or not for credit, minimum of 18 hours/ week
  • Potential Student Projects: To be taken on by the Service Learning students or student organizations, including Registered Student Organizations

Contact Us for more information.
Release of Liability Form for Volunteers

Technology Access and Training Program

Empowerment Lab

HOPE Community has opened a small, 7-seat, computer lab to meet the technology training needs of our residents. These homeless families and singles are in need of computer skill upgrades to reach their educational and employment goals. We will begin with basic, computer literacy training and then, as time and resources allow, build in more advanced training.

To provide this critical service for our residents, we need your help: If you have Wordpress, CSS or HTML5/Java script experience, please contact Paul Fortier (pfortier<at> | 850-792-9430) to discuss you involvement. Thanks!


Thanks FSU for your support of our Volunteer Program!

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updated 3-06--17


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