Volunteer Opportunties

Individual Volunteer Opportunities   

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Resource Desk:

Are you interested in working the front lines?

Looking to learn more about social services resources, common questions and issues that homeless men and women face on a daily basis? The Front Desk is a major source of information for our men and women. Volunteers help manage the laundry list, the long distance phone call system, answer the phones, use the computers to help answer client questions, and distribute water bottles.

Mail & Hygiene Desk

Help staff manage the hygiene desk, connect clients to services, coordinate mail and messages, and dispense hygiene products.  Volunteers working the hygiene desk in the evenings will hand out hygiene products on an as needed basis to the clients as they come in to shower before dinner and lying down for the night.  Volunteers will not be distributing mail as we do at this desk during the day.

If you are interested in learning more about our Mentor Program, please fill out our volunteer application here.  Once we receive your application, we will let you know when the next mentor information session is planned.

Computer Lab:

You do not need to be a computer expert! 
Rather, you will supervise the computer lab, help monitor clients and assist them with resumes, employment applications, and general computer usage.

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  Kitchen Volunteer:

The ARCH Overnight Shelter serves dinner and breakfast daily to all residents of the overnight shelter.  Volunteers are needed in the afternoon to help prepare the meal and in the early evening to help serve.  This is a great opportunity for volunteer teams, as well as individuals.

Blankets and Cold Weather Shelters:

During the winter, area churches open up as Cold Weather Shelters on severe weather nights. Some churches need volunteers to help run these shelters.

Administrative

We need volunteers to assist with data entry, community mail outs, updating resource materials, website maintenance, and other tasks.

Obtaining Donations:

Would you enjoy networking with local businesses and organizations to help us obtain donations?
Help Front Steps obtain much needed donations for clients such as basic hygiene items (toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, razors, etc.), underwear, socks, and gift certificates for incentive based programs, as well as larger items such as backpacks, sleeping bags, jackets, and blankets.

How To Help

  • Volunteer
    If you feel a call to help those less fortunate and want to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty, then Front Steps may be the right place for you.
  • Donate
    Less than 6% of financial contributions are used for administration. Front Steps strives to keep operating costs low so your gift will have the maximum impact on the lives of our homeless neighbors.

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