Volunteer Opportunities

There are plenty of ways to get involved as a parent. From sharing your unique perspective with future students to providing feedback to help make the college better, we invite you to review these opportunities and get involved.

Parent Calling Program

Your perspective of the Hope experience is unique and can be of significant value to the parents and families of prospective students who are considering attending Hope College. We invite you to participate in this special initiative! Volunteers for the Parent Calling Program agree to call a select number of parents and families of admitted students to offer their perspective on the Hope experience.

There’s no need to brush up on your Hope College statistics! The focus of the call is on your impression of the academic program, Christian character, social environment, and overall spirit of the Hope community. A representative from the Admissions Office will follow up with any specific questions that may arise.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about this service, please contact us at parents@hope.edu or 616-395-7250, or sign up for the calling program online.

Visit Day Volunteer

Throughout the academic year, the Admissions Office hosts visit days for prospective students and their families. You may recall attending with your own student when they were in the midst of the college selection process. In addition to questions about Hope’s academic programs, financial aid, and housing, many of these families are interested in talking with the parents of current Hope students to hear your perspective on the Hope College experience.

The Parent Relations Program invites parent volunteers who would be interested in joining these prospective families for a portion of the visit days which the Admissions Office schedules throughout the year, providing families with the opportunity to ask questions of current Hope parents and hear about your family’s experience with the college.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about this service, please contact us at parents@hope.edu or 616-395-7250.

Prayer List   

Campus Ministries coordinates monthly prayer requests to which parents may subscribe if they would like to include the Hope community and its students in their prayers. Each month, the ministry staff identifies current needs on campus and sends an email message to those parents who have subscribed so they may also include these needs in their own personal prayers.

 If you would like to receive the monthly prayer request notification from Campus Ministries, please email parents@hope.edu with the following information: 

  • First and Last Name 
  • Complete E-Mail Address
  • Please indicate you are interested in subscribing to the monthly prayer request through Campus Ministries.

Parents' Council

Hope works with a group of 15-20 parents on the Parents' Council.  The council represents all current parents and serves as an important connection between the college and the parent community. Serving on the Parents' Council is the most involved way to volunteer for Hope.  Each spring, new groups of parents are invited by the President to join this group in service to Hope.  Learn more about the Parents' Council.