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."

Students seeking leadership experience, non-profit volunteer experience and a letter of recommendation for future jobs and higher education are welcome to apply. Hope Corps will engage the youth in activities that develop community awareness, leadership skills and connections in the nonprofit community that will become an intrinsic support system for their future.

With completion of this internship, Hope Corps members will gain invaluable knowledge. They will successfully be able to identify the difference between food insecurity and hunger, understand the Regional Food Bank’s efforts to combat food insecurity, analyze and discuss the factors that lead to food insecurity and apply what they have learned to create a project to combat food insecurity in their community or at their school.


“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.”


Hope Corps members commit to working a minimum of 10 hours prior to graduation and create a successful legacy project prior to graduation.

Click here to fill out the internship application.

For more information contact Sherri at 405.600.3134. or sglenn@rfbo.org.





Winter/Spring class schedule:

  •  Monday, Nov. 5 - Application Deadline
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 5:30 to 7 p.m.  - Orientation
  • Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m. to noon - Mandatory Monthly Meeting
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Mandatory Monthly Meeting
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Mandatory Monthly Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Mandatory Monthly Meeting
  • Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Mandatory Monthly Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m. - Graduation

Each mandatory monthly meeting will include:

  • 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.