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.


“My experience with Hope Corps taught me many valuable lessons about life, it is better to give than to receive,” said Selena Diaz, Hope Corps graduate. “I will continue to go and volunteer because I want to help make a difference and stop world hunger.”

Internship Sessions:

  • . The Summer semester runs May 11 through August 21. 

Summer Semester:

  • May 11th Application Deadline
  • May 22nd Orientation
  • May 23rd First Day
  • June 5th First Speech Training
  • June 19th Second speech training
  • August 18th Last day of the semester
  • August 21st Graduation


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

  • Semester shift times:
    • Wednesday evening, 5:45 - 9:00 p.m.
    • Thursday evening Rock n' Box, 5:45 - 9:00 p.m.
    • Saturday morning, 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday afternoon, 12:45 - 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 one reference form completed and sent in (via e-mail or traditional mail). Please select a qualified individual who 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 Danielle at 405.600.3134. or ddraper@regionalfoodbank.org.


  • September 7th Application Deadline
  • September 18th Orientation
  • September 25th First Day
  • October 9th First Speech Training
  • October 23rd Second speech training
  • December 15th Last day of the semester
  • December 18th Graduation