Immersive Overnight Volunteer Experience


Cause Areas


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


City of Refuge1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. NEAtlanta, GA 30314
Join us for The 1:8 Experience!


Mission: Hope offers church teams, families, students and others an immersive and transformative overnight experience called The 1:8 Experience. We are located on the campus of City of Refuge, Atlanta's largest homeless shelter for women and children. The 1:8 Experience is a physical resource to help groups live out the Great Commission and Great Commandment both locally and globally.

The experience is immersive. All volunteers will stay on campus in our space, and will share nearly all of their meals with our residents. The 1:8 Experience includes interactive learning about healthy and transformative service work, hands on community service opportunities that may include work with other local charity partners or relational activities with the women and children residents on campus and opportunities to engage in global missions within a local context. The experience can range from one day to an entire week and are great for short term church trips, college alternative breaks, or small groups and families to participate in together.

See first-hand what material poverty looks like in an urban Atlanta setting as well as the countries Mission: Hope serves, and explore how you can help make a difference.

We require at least 6 people to form a trip experience but individuals are more than welcome to consider our open 1:8 Experience happening the first weekend in December!


  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Faith-based Leadership
  • Critical Thinking
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible. 1 Overnight Minimum.
  • At least 6 people in a group. 36 max.

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