Intern and Volunteer Positions

Long-term Volunteer and Internship Positions

Read below and find a way you can help Empower the Invisible! Fill out our general application here and specify your desired position!


Marketing/ Graphics Intern:
Interns will have the opportunity to edit, update, and design various graphic and marketing projects for Grandma’s House of Hope’s general marketing, ongoing programs and special events. Students will gain an understanding of nonprofit messaging, outreach and social media strategies. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the completion of the: monthly e-newsletter, working on templates for email marketing campaigns, flyer creation, web-related graphic edits.
  • Help maintain and possibly improve the GHH website
  • Improve SEO (search engine optimization)
  • Assisting in the management of various social media/communication accounts including:
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
    • Constant Contact

Desired skills:

  • Comfortable with WordPress is a plus
  • Technologically savvy


Business Administration/Human Resources Intern:
Interns will provide administrative and HR support to the GHH staff at the business office. Students will gain an understanding of nonprofit operations, basic human resource practices and communications strategies. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with internal communication and external inquiry follow-up through email, phone calls and general reception
  • Coordinating donor mailings
  • Editing and update working documents and creating new procedure forms
  • Keeping minutes for team/ staff meetings
  • Maintaining and creating donor, volunteer and client files
  • Updating employee and volunteer/intern manual as needed
  • Verifying signed paperwork for employees, interns, and volunteers
  • Researching policies and procedures for various HR or legal practices
  • Research pricing and assisting with supply purchases and event orders


  • Gain understanding of business and HR operations
  • Learn about Grandma’s House of Hope as a 501( c)(3) non-profit charity
  • Gain better understanding of the role that human resources can play in a non-profit sector
  • Higher preparedness to work in the arena of human resource, business administration and the non-profit sector
  • Improved skill in office tasks
  • Developed ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously
  • Increased teamwork skills through collaboration with staff

Community Relations Intern:
Interns will work to develop relationships with community groups as a representative of Grandma’s House of Hope through networking opportunities, community events and individual outreach for volunteer and fundraising purposes. Interns will work closely with the Volunteer Manager and Event Coordinator to gain an understanding of how nonprofit organizations operate, gain support and become sustainable. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:  

  • Assist in the planning of various events, including our annual: Recognition Luncheon, Festival of Hearts and Journey Through Hope and Healing
  • Assist in recruitment, screening, placement and training of volunteers
  • Interact with possible vendors
  • Organize guest lists and event logistics
  • Coordinate local business donations
  • Edit, create and assist with the development of event marketing materials

Development Intern:
Interns will work directly with the donor relations staff in learning the inner workings of our donor relations database. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Helping with donor thank-you letters
  • Organizing information to be entered into our database by the database manager
  • Assisting in fundraising campaigns
  • Identifying and contacting potential donors


  • Gained ability to identify and contact potential donors
  • Advanced proficiency in data entry and organization
  • Gaining knowledge of database systems
  • Develop effective communication skills through contact with donors and potential donors
  • Learned the process of creating and implementing fundraising campaigns
  • Increased teamwork skills through collaboration with staff

Child Development/ Health & Nutrition Interns:
Students interested in early-childhood development or health and wellness are welcomed! Interns will be able to apply their theoretical learnings to child play and nutrition, tutoring and mentoring practices as well as gain an introduction to workshop development and education planning. Interns will tutor children at our HopeWorks Education and Enrichment Center, for a low-income family community. Interns will work one-on-one or in small groups with children and sometimes be involved with parent activities. LiveScan is required for this position ($35 fee-paid for upon approval of internship). Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting children with their homework
  • Teaching/ Facilitating: nutrition, health, wellness, exercise, art and craft projects
  • Writing workshops and providing other educational opportunities
  • Assisting with business administration projects such as recordkeeping


  • Comfortable with Microsoft Excel is a plus
  • Senior and graduate students preferred in a related field of study, such as: human services, social work, child development/education, psychology, health or kinesiology.

Housing Program Intern:
Intern will work directly with our GHH Case Managers in the daily operations of the in-office side of our Transitional Housing Program. Duties will be fulfilled at North Orange County locations (to be disclosed upon acceptance into our Internship program). Since interns will be working in-home with clients, we require an intern who is mature and can provide compassionate care while being professional and approachable. LiveScan is required for this position ($35 fee-paid for upon approval of internship) learning opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Organizing client files
  • Learning how to and completing client intakes.
  • Learn data and tracking systems to improve program success
  • Helping to evaluate client’s progress in the program.
  • Assisting with search for stable housing
  • Assisting with any tasks delegated by Case Manager.


  • Improved understanding of case management operations
  • Learn core services provided to men and women we assist
    • Learn intake process, policies and procedures
  • Client interaction skills development
  • Gained familiarity with client evaluation
  • Develop effective communication and cultural competency with people from a variety of cultures, education levels and backgrounds
  • Increased teamwork skills through collaboration with staff


  • Strong communication skills are desired
  • Comfortable working in settings in low-income neighborhoods
  • Senior and graduate students preferred in a related field of study, such as human services, human resources, social work, business administration, ESL or financial literacy