We have a variety of volunteer opportunities with varying time-commitment options. We hold a one-hour volunteer orientation the First and Third Saturday of every month at 10am. This orientation includes a tour of the facility and further details on the opportunities described below. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (916) 453-1482 if you are interested in joining our team!
Do you enjoy preparing and serving meals? Come help in our kitchen without having the hassle of clean-up duty! Assisting in our kitchen is a popular volunteer activity for individuals and groups of 6 or less. Volunteer opportunities available for partial or full shifts for Weekday Lunch from 10:30am – 1:00pm; Daily Dinner from 4:30pm – 6:30pm; or Sunday Brunch from 10:30am – 1:00pm. Must be 16 or older.
OFFICE STAFF ASSISTANT
Assist our office staff with daily tasks. Duties may include filing, copying, answering telephones, assisting clients with washing clothes, and/or assisting with serving meals. Shifts are typically 3-5 hours each, with a weekly commitment encouraged. Must be 16 or older.
Our Children’s Room needs volunteers who enjoy playing with children, and are able to assist staff with tutoring. Duties may also include assisting with craft activities, sewing, baking, or playing computer games. Must be 16 or older.
WORKSHOPS WITH THE RESIDENTS
We need volunteers to share their skills, special interests and talents with our residents. Teach classes such as crocheting, knitting, dance, karate, art, music, gardening, poetry, yoga, etc. Other activities and ideas are welcome!
Assist our customer service team and kitchen staff with the pick-up and delivery of donations to the shelter. We have a delivery truck, but volunteers with a large truck or SUV are encouraged. We are also looking for volunteers who will be available on an on-call basis to assist staff when the need arises. Must be able to lift 30-50 lbs.
Looking for a good group activity? We need volunteers willing to sort donations and arrange donations in our “clothing closet” for the clients. Volunteers are needed Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm.
AFTERCARE PROGRAM DELIVERIES
We need assistance delivering donated furniture and other household items to our After Care clients. If you have a vehicle that can transport these donations, please contact us.
Contact St. John's Shelter Program at (916) 453-1482.