Volunteer FAQ

  • Are there requirements to volunteer?

    Must be able to sit, stand, walk, stoop, communicate verbally by phone or in person. Be able to life up to 50 pounds unassisted.

  • Do I need to schedule a time to volunteer…or may I just show up?

    You must schedule your volunteer time. Schedules are based on the agency’s current needs and times available. We try to schedule people for 2 hours or less.

  • Is there an age requirement to volunteer?

    You must be 16 years or older to volunteer on your own. Anyone under 16 must have an adult present.

  • Is there a dress code?

    Physical work requires clothing that is comfortable and durable. Must wear closed toe shoes. No high heels. Warehouse temperature changes with the weather outside. Clothes can’t be torn, grayed, dirty, or reveal any part of the cleavage, midriff, or buttocks. No spandex, no tank tops, no spaghetti strap tops, no hats or bandanas, no offensive pictures or slogans on shirts. Skirts or shorts must not be shorter than 2 inches above the knee. Gloves will be provided, if the task is necessary for them.

  • Can I bring a group of volunteers?

    Groups of up to 20 are welcome. Groups are scheduled based on what tasks and hours we have available. We will schedule you for 2 hours or less.

  • What do I need to bring with me when I volunteer?

    Volunteers do not need to bring anything unless you are required to have community service documentation for school or court. Lockers are available upon request for the day of your scheduled volunteer hours.

  • Can I complete mandated community service hours for social service agencies or court?

    Several schools or corporations require community service hours each year. Court ordered hours are also welcomed but certain charges are NOT acceptable which are: anything related to drugs or trafficking, violent charges of any kind, breaking and entering charges, theft of any kind, sexual abuse of any kind.

  • Where should I park?

    Parking is available in the fenced in parking lot located off of Columbia or Murray around the main administration and pantry buildings. Come in door labeled the “Volunteer Entrance.”

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