It takes a small village to run the Hands of Peace Programs in San Diego and Chicago, and you can help.

Please join us in congratulating Kim Lande, who was recognized by Hands of Peace as our Volunteer Awardee at the North County Philanthropy Council Volunteer Awards on Nov. 9 in Carlsbad, California. Volunteers are an essential part of the Hands of Peace community, and Kim is a perfect example. In addition to being the parent of two Hands of Peace alumni, Sophie and Rebecca, Kim has played a major role in supporting the growth of the program in the San Diego area and overall. She currently serves on the Hands of Peace Board where she has been a tireless advocate for supporting U.S. and all alumni after they complete the Summer Program. Kim also co-chaired or chaired the Hands of Peace San Diego Benefit for the last three years. As Chair, she brought together a strong committee to raise awareness and revenue that is vital for us to empower youth as leaders of change. Along with her husband Scott, Kim has hosted participants for four years and says that her Israeli, Palestinian and Brooklyn “daughters” will always be a part of the family.

There are many ways to volunteer with Hands of Peace.

During our summer programs you will be able to meet the participants and help at the program events.

Throughout the year, Hands of Peace relies on the passion and skills of dedicated volunteers. We would love to find a spot that matches your talents and availability and help you become a part of our team.

Volunteers help with things like:

– recruiting host families
– providing meals during the summer program
– planning events like the Farewell Celebration and Spring Benefit
– planning and hosting HOPEducation nights
– helping in the office with technical support
– writing grants for financial assistance

We are currently looking for people who are interested in grant writing or planning our annual benefit, but please volunteer however you can. Any help is appreciated!

Click here to complete our online volunteer survey!