Volunteers are crucial to making our programs happen. Whether it’s a few hours during the winter delivering holiday meals to Veterans, or a long-term commitment to be a local ambassador, giving the gift of your time lets you immediately see the difference that you are making. Our programs are only possible with the help of our dedicated and generous volunteers.

We operate on-going projects in four countries: Nepal, Peru, Tanzania, and the USA, and are always looking to expand our outreach to new areas. Volunteers can get involved with an on-going project, or contact us about creating a custom volunteer opportunity.

Contact us to find out how to get involved!


The Kilimanjaro Kids Community is HOP’s proudest achievement. This 4-acre complex houses 12 beautiful Tanzanian children, and has many on-going construction and education projects. Volunteers have helped out with a number of projects, including building new housing and dorms, distributing donated gifts and school supplies to the KKC’s kids, and installing solar panels.

Other ongoing projects in Tanzania include Makuyuni School Lunch Program, and the Mama Na M’toto Women’s Empowerment Group.


Nepal is the birthplace of Human Outreach Project. In 2004, Dean summited Mt. Everest along with his good friend and climbing partner Ang Pasang. A few months later, Pasang was killed tragically in an avalanche. Dean committed to doing whatever he could to support Pasang’s three children.

HOP continues to provide support and educational funds for Ang Pasang’s Children. Other ongoing projects in Nepal include supporting the Himalayan Rescue Association, trekking supplies to Namche Dental Clinic, and supporting Juving Secondary School.


Since 2014, HOP has sponsored Pashpa’s Annual Chocolatada Festival by providing food and gifts. We have also constructed solar powered computer centers in the villages of Pashpa and Huaripampa. Volunteer groups in Peru have assisted with the construction of these computer centers by painting, installing solar panels, and training community leaders on the use of computers and cameras.


HOP has opportunities for volunteers to get involved right here at our home base in Salt Lake.

During the holiday season, the Veterans Outreach Project seeks volunteers to help deliver food and groceries to local Veterans and their families. HOP Outdoors runs summer hiking trips for underserved youth in the Salt Lake Valley, and needs volunteers who can spend an afternoon hiking with groups of students.