Help bring the Cost of Poverty Experience to life!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


VariousToledo, OH 43604


We need people that have an interest in learning, and being challenged to think differently about urban poverty by helping bring the Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) to life. COPE is a hands-on poverty simulation that allows participants to role-play through various scenarios based on real-life examples. We need your help to facilitate the experience.

It is a fun, easy, and low commitment experience (2-3 hours per COPE), but volunteers are an integral part of making the simulation work. Volunteers help participants role-play through a month of poverty by taking on the role of a resource in the community. You receive information so you know what you have to do in that role, but you also get to add your own creativity as you interact with participants. The experience really comes to life with volunteers who are animated and willing to run with a role.

COPE is a powerful educational tool for the community and great way to get involved in the conversation about Urban Poverty.


  • General Education
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Literacy
  • People Skills
  • Group Facilitation
  • Acting

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
  • 3 hours

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