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Volunteer Opportunities for Teams, Families or Groups 

These opportunities are ideal for any group with more than one participant: a family, a work team, a neighborhood group, or just a few friends who want to give back together. 

 

Conduct a Drive

Activity: Coordinate a drive to collect clothing, furniture, or household goods for distribution free-of-charge through our Free Store or Furniture Bank.  

Availability: Groups can select any time of year to conduct a drive and determine how to collect items in their place of business, house of worship, or other gathering place. 

Time Commitment: Varies

 

Breakfast Ministry

Activity: Teams of 2 to 10 volunteers purchase and distribute food and beverage to customers who are waiting in line in the morning. For many it is their only meal of the day. Groups are asked to bring enough food and beverage for 200 people. Suggested breakfast items include sausage/chicken biscuits, protein bars, fresh fruit, bottled water, and fruit juice.

Availability: Monday to Friday, 7:30 am or 8:45 am

Time Commitment: 1 hour

 

Free Store Production

Activity: Teams of up to 35 volunteers help sort and inspect donations to our community's Free Store where clothing, shoes, and household items are provided to families in need at no charge. 

Availability: Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am or 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. However, additional times may be available by request.

Time Commitment: 2 hours

 

Lunch Ministry

Activity: Teams of 2 to 10 volunteers purchase and distribute food and beverage to customers who are waiting in the main lobby during lunch. For many it is their only meal of the day. Groups are asked to bring enough food and beverage for 200 people. Suggested lunch items include sandwiches, chips, fresh fruit, and bottled water. 

Availability: Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm

Time Commitment: 1 hour

 

Relocation Assistance

Activity: Teams of 8 to 10 volunteers load, transport, and unload furniture and household goods for families leaving homelessness. Lifting, climbing stairs, moderate to heavy physical exertion is required for this opportunity.

Availability: Thursday, Friday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Time Commitment: 3 hours

 

Furniture Build

Activity: Teams of up to 25 volunteers purchase and assemble 10 to 15 dressers for families in need. Dressers are one of the top five requested furniture items, helping families live with dignity that comes from having a properly furnished home. Assembly occurs at the workshop at the Furniture Bank, 333 Dalton Avenue, a few blocks from our main office. 

Availability: Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Time Commitment: 3 hours

 

Poverty Simulation Kit Assembly

Activity: Teams of 5 to 12 volunteers reassemble packets used for Poverty Simulations. During the simulation, materials such as role assignments, scenarios, play money, cards, and pencils get exchanged among participants. Volunteers follow an inventory guide to reassemble the packets for subsequent sessions. A poverty awareness exercise is embedded in the kit assembly process. 

Availability: As needed basis. Assembly often takes place Monday to Friday.

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours