Hope Corps

High school students 16 to 18 are invited to join the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Hope Corps program in support of its mission of "Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope."

Hope Corps is a semester long internship program for high school students seeking leadership and non-profit volunteer experience and may serve as a reference for future job and school applications. The program will engage students in activities to expand community awareness about the issue of hunger, develop their leadership skills, and assist them in making contacts within the non-profit community.


Internship Sessions:

  • The application deadline for the spring internship session is January 15! Our spring internship session will run January 28 through April 16.

Hope Corps members commit to working a minimum of one major 4-hour volunteer shift each week:

  • Thursday evening, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday morning, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday afternoon, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Each session will include:

  • Training and overseeing volunteer groups in various projects at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. 
  • Learning how to measure the impact of your work on the issue of hunger in Oklahoma. 
  • Building and gaining skills in leaderships, customer service, networking, and teamwork.

Click here to fill out the internship application.

Reference Form

Along with the application, you need to have a reference form completed and sent in (via e-mail or traditional mail). Please select a qualified individual that knows you from a leadership experience. Direct them to this website to download, complete, and submit the reference form.  Click here for the reference form.

For more information contact Denice Hurlbut, Associate Director of Volunteerism, at 405.600.3160 or dhurlbut@regionalfoodbank.org