Volunteer

Every year, we rely on more than 2,500 volunteers to assist with serving meals, cleaning, assisting in a dorm or helping at a front desk, and much more. Please see the Current Openings listed below for a description of the volunteer positions currently available.

We invite you to serve at our shelters, housing programs, food pantries, community stores, and administrative office or with one of our neighborhood ministries.

How to Become a Volunteer

All individuals or groups interested in volunteering will need to complete a volunteer application. This application is completed and submitted online. Please choose the appropriate application after viewing one of our Current Openings. If you are a Group seeking a volunteer opportunity fill out a Group application and you will be contacted with available opportunities:

Accompaniment Application Ages 18+ (See description in Current Openings)

Group Volunteer Service Day

Individual Age 18 and Above

Minors (Ages 14-17 only)

Quarterly, Monthly, or Weekly Group Volunteers

Current Openings

Apple Street Shelter for Women

Serve a Meal: This opportunity is available for Lunch or Dinner at our Men’s Shelter and our Women & Families Shelter. It is available for individuals or Groups. Volunteers will help set up to serve the meal, serve the meal to the guests, and assist with kitchen clean-up.

 

Front Desk: Front Desk Assistants are the first person to welcome a guest to the shelter, so it is important to be warm, welcoming and kind. They primarily work with shelter staff to assist the guests with daily tasks.

 

Accompaniment: Assist shelter Client Advocates (CAs) by spending time listening to and talking with to shelter guests, offering assistance and encouragement where appropriate. This is not a therapeutic or professional role.

 

Donation Door Assistant: Our Donation Dock is open 24/7. We need help receiving donations with gratitude during the day. Help to unload cars, thank donors, and provide receipts. Schedule a shift anytime 9a.m.-3p.m.

 

Clothing Room: The clothing room provides shelter guests with clothing and outerwear free of charge, as needed. Volunteers assist the St. Vincent de Paul shelter staff with the sorting, organizing, and stocking of daily clothing donations.

 

Evening Dorm Assistant: This job is vital especially when welcoming a new guest for their first night in the shelter. Volunteers distribute personal care items and linens to guests, helping new guests locate their beds, and ensuring all guests are comfortable for the evening.

Central Kitchen

Fix-a Meal: This opportunity is available for Lunch or Dinner at our Central Kitchen. You can prepare a meal for the Men, Women & Families or All Shelters. This volunteer job is available for individuals or groups. You assist with prepping the meal, cooking the meal and kitchen clean up.

 

Kitchen Assistant: This job is located at the Central Kitchen. Shifts are from 8-11a.m., 11-2p.m., and 2-5p.m. Kitchen Assistants help prep with the needs of the day which may include meal prep and kitchen cleaning. Experience not required.

 

Food Donation Door Attendant: This job is located at the Central Kitchen. Shifts are from 8-11a.m., 11-2p.m., and 2-5p.m. This person attends to the donations that are being dropped off at Central Kitchen. When not bringing in donations, they spend time in the Central Kitchen pantry, organizing and putting food away.

Gettysburg Shelter for Men

Serve a Meal: This opportunity is available for Lunch or Dinner at our Men’s Shelter and our Women & Families Shelter. It is available for individuals or Groups. Volunteers will help set up to serve the meal, serve the meal to the guests, and assist with kitchen clean-up.

 

Front Desk: Front Desk Assistants are the first person to welcome a guest to the shelter, so it is important to be warm, welcoming and kind. They primarily work with shelter staff to assist the guests with daily tasks.

 

Accompaniment: Assist shelter Client Advocates (CAs) by spending time listening to and talking with to shelter guests, offering assistance and encouragement where appropriate. This is not a therapeutic or professional role.

Questions

If you have further questions, please contact the Maria Francis, Manager of Volunteers at volunteerinfo@stvincentdayton.org or directly by phone, 937.222.5555 ext. 103.

Contact Us:
St. Vincent de Paul Dayton
124 West Apple St.

Phone: 937.222.5555
Fax: 937.222.7944

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