Volunteer With US

2981 Churn Creek rd.
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 232-3610

“Only a life lived for others is worth living”- Albert Einstein

  Why Volunteer with pathways to hope for children?

Do you like making a difference in your community?  Are you looking to get involved in a meaningful way?

Do you:

  • have an appreciation of helping your community
  • enjoy working with teens and the community
  • want to connect with teens, youth and families
  • enjoy giving back
  • respect individuals’ choices

All volunteers go through a background screening, orientation session, mandated reporter training, trauma informed communication training and more. 

  About Hope Park - working with teens

The Hope Park Project is bridging the generational gap between teens and older adults within our community. The desire is to improve physical and mental health for teens and older adults. Hope Park is looking for older adults 60+ in age to volunteer in our Teen Centers located in Anderson and Redding. Hope Park also includes free fun adventures such as hiking, kayaking, ropes courses, horseback riding, and more!  Hope Park flips the normative narrative and puts older adults where teens gather. This project engages older adults who are active and helps keep them that way.  Hope Park will create mutually beneficial experiences that create strong bonds, shared memories, and instill traditional values. Throughout Shasta County, bridging the generational gap is a necessity.  Engaging older adults in meaningful activities to counter the effects of depression, loneliness, isolation and other mental health issues is a necessity.    

Click here for Hope Park Volunteer Application 

“Hope Park is funded by the County of Shasta through the California Mental Health Services Act.” 

  How to volunteer

To find out more about Pathways to Hope for Children’s Hope Park (age 60+) and all other volunteer opportunities (age 18+) please call 530-232-3610 and ask for Gibson Collard or email   

Click here for General Volunteer Application

If you are 60+ and want to work with teens, click here for the Hope Park Volunteer Application

  Our Programs

Pathways to Hope for Children (PHC) serves as an umbrella for a wide range of projects throughout Shasta County that offer community outreach, youth development, family support, and child abuse prevention education (such as child abuse reporting workshops) and awareness activities.

Teen Centers - Anderson Teen Center and Redding Teen Center - The Anderson Teen Center was established in 2001 and the Redding Teen Center in 2022.  Both centers provide a safe and positive environment for youth in the after-school hours. The teen centers offer activities for youth 13-17 years old and includes drop-in recreational activities, high adventure activities (Hope Park), leadership and community services opportunities, homework help and computer/internet access, as well as small group mentoring.

Family Resource Center offers case management, parent education, diapers and a clothing closet. Drop-in services are available Monday – Friday 9:00-4:00 or call to make an appointment. Services are free for all caregivers of children up to age 18.

The Community Parent Partner Program serves families with children 0-5 referred from Shasta County Children and Family Services. Parent Partners work with low-risk abuse case families and connect them with community-based organizations such as counseling, drug rehabilitation and other family-strength companies.

The Road to Resilience Program Parent Partner Program is offered through a $1.6 million state grant from the Office of Child Abuse Prevention. PHC has hired eight new case workers that will provide services to pregnant women with a history of/or current issue with substance abuse.

Launch Parent Partner Program is through a partnership with First 5 Shasta, Shasta County Health and Human Services, The Shasta County Office of Education and four local elementary schools to place AmeriCorps Parent Partners into kindergarten classrooms through a program called “Launch”. The goal is to reduce absenteeism in kindergarten and launch children into a successful school experience.

Camp HOPE - Pathways is the only evidence-based camping and year-round mentoring program in Shasta County to focus on youth exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Our program offers a week of camp, daily interaction at the teen centers, monthly events and case-management for the whole family.

Parent Leader Advisory Group - Parents and professionals collaborate to promote empowerment of families through parent leadership, mentoring in preventing child abuse, and building successful and healthy families.

Education and Public Awareness is offered in pursuit of our mission of promoting a local culture that values all children and families. PHC is dedicated to educating the community regarding warning signs and long-term repercussions of child abuse and neglect and while offering free support services for parents and other caregivers. PHC conducts more than 20 outreach activities and/or events each year in order to distribute evidence-based parenting guides and educational materials such as Triple P, SafeCare, 5 Protective Factors, the 40 Developmental Assets and Hope Theory. In an effort to provide education and awareness while keeping costs at a minimum PHC also maintains a web-site with resources and information for partners, parents and the community.