Volunteer Your Hearts and Hands

You are fundamental in helping young people create and sustain healthy lives away from the streets.

We need your help! Volunteers make up the core of Hosea. We rely on volunteers for almost everything we do. About 200 volunteers give over 2,000 hours a year to maintain the services we provide. We appreciate any amount of time you can volunteer to help bring hope to the homeless and at risk youth in our community. Fill out our volunteer application at the bottom of this page. The volunteer opportunities at Hosea tend to change but here are some of the areas of service we need regularly. We hope you can help us! Whatever your skills and talents, we will find a wonderful way for you to fit in and help. Thank you in advance for your service and commitment to bettering the lives of our homeless youth.

Volunteer Areas of Service:


  • Drop-In Center Help
    • Cooking
    • Serving Meals
    • Mentors
    • Cleaning
    • Hanging with kids
    • Referral services
    • Photography with release forms signed by youth
    • Special Event Coordination
  • Administrative/Operations
    • Computer and telephone assistance
    • Clerical/Answering Phones
    • “Drivers” to secure needed supplies (food, clothing, cleaning etc.)
    • Maintenance & repairs
    • Special Projects (painting, building, hauling, procurement of furnishings)
    • Security/Neighborhood Patrols
    • Cleaning up the Grounds
  • Mentors for our Housing Program
  • Planning and Help for our Annual Auction


  • Meal Groups – Our meal groups meet one of the most fundamental needs of our youth.
  • Work (or Service) Groups


  • University of Oregon
  • Lane Community College
  • Northwest Christian University
  • New Hope

Volunteer Application:

Hosea Youth Services

Mailing Address:
Hosea Youth Services
PO Box 5531
Eugene, OR 97405

Drop-In Physical Address:
(Inside the church on 8th & Monroe)
834 Monroe Street
Eugene, OR 97402

Most Urgent Needs

- YOU: Volunteers
- Monthly Support (Donations)
- Winter Garments (esp. coats)
- Clean, New Undergarments
- Backpacks & Jeans
- Camping Equipment
- Toiletries
- Paper and Cleaning Supplies


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