Individual and Family Volunteering

  1. Read the Volunteer Guidelines
  2. Check to see if our opportunities fit your schedule. Currently our opportunities are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4pm. This includes community service hours. Currently we do not have evening or weekend volunteer shifts. This will change when we move to our new shelter in Spring 2019.
    • Breakfast Server-7:30 to 9am (weekdays)-Assist staff with serving meals to clients, cleaning the dining room and kitchen, and doing dishes
    • Pantry/Kitchen Support-9 to 11:30am (weekdays)-Assist staff with pantry and kitchen needs-food preparation, food sorting, cleaning projects, and more
    • Lunch Server-11:30am to 1pm (weekdays)-Assist staff with serving meals to clients, cleaning the dining room and kitchen, and doing dishes
    • Afternoon Shelter Support-1-4pm (weekdays)-Assist staff with various tasks for shelter operations-cleaning projects, donation sorting, creating hygiene kits, and more.
    • Special Events & Fundraising-Depends on fundraiser schedule-Assist our Fundraising Manager with tasks for our Special Events.
  3. Fill out a registration. After completing your registration, you should immediately receive an email with a copy of your information in your email inbox. Please double check it for accuracy and let us know if anything needs to be updated. If you do not receive it, check your Spam folder and add Volunteer@UnionShelter.org to your Safe Senders List.
  4. You will get an email within 2 business days from our staff once your registration has been processed. From there you will schedule an orientation. Children 10-15 years old are not required to attend orientation.
    • Attend a one hour orientation and bring to orientation a completed Release Form and a valid ID that is not expired and shows your name and birth date.
  5. After you have completed orientation you can start scheduling volunteer shifts.

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