We put on a pretty awesome event every year, something that we at H.O.P.E. are very proud of. Great volleyball games, sun, sand, great food options and loads of entertainment, both via the HOT Lounge & the H.O.P.E. Mainstage. We don’t just do this for fun (that happens while we do it!) but to give back to our charities that will benefit from the proceeds of July 13th 2024!

Since H.O.P.E. started in 1982 we have been able to support more than 200 local charities and their programs through our funding. Together with your support of registering a team, buying a concert ticket, donating through our website, sponsoring our event, being an exhibitor or vendor – we are able to continue to give back to our community charities and assist them in the important work that they do!

You can apply for your Charity to be a part of the magic: Calling all charitable organizations with a heart as big as the world! If your organization is driven by the passion to create positive change, we invite you to apply to be a part of the HOPE Volleyball SummerFest 2025! It's more than just being a recipient of funds – it's an opportunity to showcase your cause to a vibrant and diverse community that cares. Together, we can amplify your impact and make a real difference in the lives of those in need.,

How to Apply: Every year from August 1st to October 1st, get ready to take a swing at this incredible opportunity? Simply fill out our Charity application document, and send it our way to We can't wait to learn more about your charitable endeavors and the amazing work you do!

H.O.P.E. is committed to raising money for local Ottawa charities and over the years has donated over 4.5 million dollars to over 200 charities. Our moniker of “Helping Other People Everywhere” is never more apparent than in the work that we do every year, to put on our event to help these worthy organizations. Together with the support of our participants, volunteers, sponsors and our community, HOPE Volleyball SummerFest is pleased to support our local Charities.

Want to apply to be one of H.O.P.E.'s Recipient Charities?
Here's How It Works!

Each year, we post the application to become a recipient charity on our website during the first week of August. The deadline for the receipt of applications is the first week of October.
All submissions are vetted to ensure they are complete and compliant before they're sent to H.O.P.E.'s Board of Directors and membership for final review. The Board of Directors of 7, and the General Membership of approximately 35 people, vote for the applications who's projects submitted for funding hits each individual the most.  At the end of October, the selected charities will be notified that their application for funding has been accepted. 
In late November at our annual event, A Celebration of H.O.P.E., the new recipient charities are publicly announced while the current year's charities are presented with the funding they applied for.

1. Application process opens: First week of August
2. Deadline for applications: First week of October
3. Selection of recipient charities: End of October
4. Public Announcement of Selected Charities for coming year: End of November
5. Receipt of Funding: Following November