H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere)

Was started in 1982 by Fred Logan and his friends as part of a group of events, inspired by Terry Fox, whose sole purpose was to give back to the Ottawa Community.

What was a small group of teams has grown into the World’s Largest One Day Volleyball Tournament and has continued to support Ottawa’s local charities.

H.O.P.E., championed by its’ Expand Our Give Committee, as part of the Adopt a Park/Roadway program, is lucky to have adopted Britannia Park, the site of our first ever SummerFest in 1982.   Twice a year, a team of volunteers and staff actively keep our shared spaces clean, green, and free of litter and graffiti. H.O.P.E. continues its history of reaching out to, participating with and giving back to our community.

These many successes are made possible because of the support of several committed stakeholders. First, and foremost, H.O.P.E. is a volunteer led and driven organization. It depends on the efforts of an active board of directors, a membership body, and a core planning team of some forty individuals who, in turn, manage close to 700 event-day volunteers at SummerFest. The volunteers are assisted by a small, dedicated staff. H.O.P.E. is also extremely fortunate to count on the generous and continued support of its stellar family of corporate partners as well as the City of Ottawa.

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HOPE Volleyball SummerFest 2024,Planning Team Volunteer Opportunity

HOPE, Helping Other People Everywhere, is a local not for profit charitable organization. Each summer we plan and host HOPE Volleyball SummerFest, which is our largest fundraiser of the year, and it raises money for 3-6 local charities. 

This years event will take place on Saturday July 13th 2024.  Our annual event is an outdoor, festival, sporting event, that combines a volleyball tournament with all day music. We have a volunteer planning team that is managed by 3 event supervisors, and is made up of a 40 person team that helps manage the 600 day of volunteers, as well as help with some of the planning leading up to this large event.

We at HOPE are looking for some new members of our planning team. The commitment is not large- Approximately 30  hours over a 4 to 5 month period, and about 20 of those hours would take place the week of July 8th to July 19th. We are looking for volunteers that are dependable and reliable, committed to the full 5 months. We need volunteers with confidence and great leadership skills.

We require all volunteers to meet with the Event Coordinator and Executive Director, to be interviewed so that we can give more information to the applying Volunteer, to see if this opportunity will fit, and which position you would be best to fill. 

Current committees that we are looking to fill are:


-Info Booth/50-50

If interested please send an email to [email protected] for more information.


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