General Information

  • Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: In the Center:
    Program Assistants
    This is a great opportunity for those looking for a direct service volunteer opportunity. Program Assistants support the Program Manager and Coordinator by checking guests in and discovering what services they need, coordinating our Shower and Laundry Program, and lending a listening ear to guests who sometimes simply want someone to listen. We ask that program assistants commit to at least one 4-hour shift/week between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm

    Workshops & Programming: Volunteers lead workshops and programming for our homeless guests that range from yoga to knitting, counseling to nutrition, bingo to karaoke. Volunteers come as often as once a week or make this a one-time volunteer experience.

    In the Shelter (November-March):
    Organize a group of your friends or co-workers (6 to 8), call us and get a date when volunteers are needed. Plan on cooking for about 20 people including you and your fellow volunteers, staff and residents. The meals should include a main course, two vegetable dishes, beverages, and dessert. Plan on arriving at 6:30PM and leaving by 9PM.

    Bring your sleeping bag and pillow. Hang out with the residents while the meal is being prepared. Enjoy dinner while socializing with residents and other volunteers. Assist the shelter staff-person as needed then get a relatively full night’s sleep on one of our cots. In the morning you will help the shelter staff-person prepare breakfast. Plan on arriving at 7:00 pm and leaving at 7:00 am.
  • Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; adult groups of less than 5; families with children; adult groups of 6 or more, including corporate teams
  • Hours Needed: business hours during the week; evenings during the week; daytime on the weekend