Volunteering At The Shelter

A Labor of Love 

Get Involved 

Volunteer Positions are Available Year Round!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Volunteer Program had to close down at the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, due to restrictions on the number of people we could allow into the Shelter, for the safety of our clients. Today, we are once again accepting applications –  and are excited to to bring the program back up to full capacity!  Volunteering at the Shelter is a wonderful way to “give back” to the community. Being of service to those who are in a less fortunate position than ourselves can be a richly rewarding, and fun experience!  The Shelter relies heavily on volunteers to run efficently and effectively. You will be an important part of our success should you decide to join us!

Volunteer Positions

  • Work with a team of your volunteers to cook/prepare and serve meal for up to 160 individuals.
  • Up to 8 volunteers for dinner, 6 volunteers for breakfast
    Dinner: Monthly; Breakfast: Weekly, every other week or monthly
  • Dinner: 4:30-7:45pm or 5:30-7:45pm; Breakfast: 5:30-7:30am
  • If you are interested in coordinating a team, a church group, colleagues, or a group of friends, please email the Volunteer Program  Manager.
  • Work with a team of volunteers to complete the final preparations for dinner, then serve and clean up from dinner for up to 160 residents.
  • 5:30 – 7:45pm, Monday – Friday
  • This role is generally filled by volunteers who commit to coming in one or two times per month, depending on how many shifts you would like to fill.
  • Work with a team of daytime volunteers to prep upcoming meals.
  • This may include various tasks such as opening cans, making sandwiches, assembling bagged meals, and portioning food into cups.
  • This role is generally filled by volunteers who commit to coming in once a week for a 2 hour shift either in late morning or early afternoon on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  • This position can be filled by youth volunteers accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Please contact the Volunteer Manager to see what shifts are currently available.
  • Work with a team of volunteers to prepare, serve, and clean up from breakfast for approximately 160 individuals. 5:30 – 7:30am, Monday through Sunday, 7 days a week.
  • This role is generally filled by volunteers who commit to coming in one time per week or once every other week.
  • This position can be filled by youth volunteers accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Work with a team of volunteers to prepare, serve, and clean up from breakfast for approximately 160 individuals.
  • 5:30 – 7:30am, Monday through Sunday, 7 days a week.
  • This role is generally filled by volunteers who commit to coming in one time per week or once every other week.
  • This position can be filled by youth volunteers accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • The Kitchen Lead is responsible for supporting and supervising volunteer groups in the meal preparation, serving and cleanup processes for up to 160 individuals, ensuring all food safety guidelines are satisfied.
  • Dinner: 4:15 – 7:45pm or 5:15 – 7:45pm; Breakfast: 5:30 – 7:30am.
  • This role is generally filled by volunteers who commit to coming weekly, every other week or monthly.
  • Experience in the Shelter kitchen is preferred; additional training is required.
  • Support Shelter staff by handing out basic needs items such as toiletries, over-the-counter medications, and linens.
  • Assist residents in making appointments with in-house service providers, such as the mental health therapist, nurse, and resource specialist.
  • Additional tasks include sorting mail and donations.
  • There are currently 2 shifts per day, 7 days a week:6am-8am, and 5pm-7pm.
  • Volunteers typically commit to once a week or bi-weekly shifts.
  • This position can be filled by youth volunteers accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opportunities for Groups 

Bring Your Group for a Volunteer Project

We aim to create a project that serves the Shelter’s needs, and accommodates your group’s size, interest, and availability. There are many possibilities, so please reach out!

Please send an email to Katie Randall,  our Development Officer, with the following details:

  • Name of group or sponsoring organization
  • Type of volunteer project that interests your group
  • Dates and times your group is available to volunteer
  • Number of people interested in participating
  • Does your organization match your volunteer hours with a financial contribution?

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