VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

COVID-19 UPDATE:

*ALL LIFE SKILLS CLASSES ARE CANCELLED AT THIS TIME.*

In an effort to practice social distancing as best as possible at the shelter, we are updating our meal services in the following ways:

- Plan to serve 40 shelter guests

- Lunch service begins at 12:00 pm. If the meal you are donating needs to be prepared on-site or reheated, please arrive by 11:00 am. If the meal you are donating is hot or being delivered from a restaurant, please have it to the shelter by 11:45am.

- Dinner service begins at 7:00 pm. If the meal you are donating needs to be prepared on-site or reheated, please arrive by 5:45 pm. If the meal you are donating is hot or being delivered from a restaurant, please have it to the shelter by 6:45pm.

If you are not feeling well or have knowingly been exposed to the virus, please stay home and let us know by email to volunteer@thedeloresproject.org. The Delores Project is committed to the health and well-being of our volunteers, staff, and guests.

Read our full Coronavirus (COVID-19) Volunteer Response Plan.

View our meal needs HERE.

 

Sign Up!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Delores Project. To sign up for a volunteer orientation please complete the individual or group applications below.

The Delores Project relies on over 800 volunteers annually to support our mission and programs. Nearly 90% of the daily meals and snacks are provided and served by volunteers. The combination of meal providers and in-kind donations of house supplies saves The Delores Project over $100,000 each year. Here are some of the regular volunteer opportunities available:

  • Program Volunteers
    • Meal provider (cooks meal at The Delores Project for 60 – 70 people)
    • Meal server (helps serve meals that are already provided)
    • Errand assistant (picks up donations or other items needed for the shelter)
    • Shelter assistant (cleans and organizes shelter spaces, helps staff with various shelter tasks)
    • Life-Skills facilitator (facilitates classes that are useful for our guests and residents)
    • Service provider (provides services for our guests and residents i.e. haircuts, health services)
    • Administrative volunteer (assists different departments with data entry, mailings, events)
  • Short-Term Volunteers
    • In-Kind donation liaison (hosts a donation drive for TDP's most need items)
    • Freezer meal provider
    • Special events volunteers (assists with set-up, registration, clean up at events)
  • Large Group Volunteers *We do not have any available dates for large groups at this time. Please check back later!
    • Shelter and housing work
    • Mailings
    • Other projects

We require new volunteers to attend an orientation before volunteering at The Delores Project. Please complete our volunteer application and orientation sign-up here:
ORIENTATIONS WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Please send any questions you have to volunteer@thedeloresproject.org.