Thank you for your desire to serve your community! Below we have information for individuals/families or groups interested in volunteering, click on which one pertains to you. Take a look at what we have and then fill out an application. If you are interested in providing a meal, click over to Soup Kitchen.

Individual and Family Volunteering

Process for New Volunteers

  1. Read over the Volunteer Guidelines and the below information about opportunities to see if this fits your schedule. Currently our opportunities are Monday-Friday during business hours.
    • Community service volunteer hours are Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 5pm.
  2. Fill out the Individual Volunteer Application.
  3. You will get an email from our staff once your application has been processed. From there you will schedule an orientation.
  4. 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.



Group Volunteering

Group Opportunities

Monday-Friday Daytime Opportunities

  • Serve in the community Soup Kitchen as a group, we provide the meal. This is for breakfast and lunch, Monday-Friday. Check out our Soup Kitchen-Group Volunteer Guidelines for more information
  • Do a cleaning project at the Shelter.

Host a Drive for Needed Items

Special Events

  • We have amazing annual events including:
    • Souper Bowl of Caring (Going On Now! Contact Volunteer@unionshelter.org for more information)
    • Chuck Norwood Memorial Golf Tournament-April 18, 2018
    • Sweet Union Praise Jam-Spring 2018
    • Boot and Bowties-September 2018
    • Homeless Candlelight Vigil-November 2018
    • Pass the Plate-December 2018

Fill out a Group Volunteer Application, a staff member will contact you to discuss options.

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