Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Guest Services

Guest Service Volunteers offer a close relationship to the families staying at Holy Family Shelter. Persons interested in fulfilling this position must display excellent communication skills.  Volunteers assist staff with the daily functions of the shelter. Duties may include filing, answering telephones, assisting donors with donations, and distributing hygiene items to residents.  Guest Service Volunteers are generally scheduled 1x/week or 2x/month for two to three hour shifts. We ask for a year’s commitment for this position. All guest service volunteers must be 18 years or older, complete an application, and attend an orientation and tour.

Lunch/Dinner Servers

Lunch/Dinner Servers provide assistance during weekends and holiday meal preparation. Occasional week day opportunities are also available. Duties include food preparation, serving meals to residents, and cleaning the kitchen area. Currently, we are accepting Lunch/Dinner Volunteers on an on-call basis and for holidays. Lunch is served at12pm and dinner is at 5pm. We also are in need of families or groups who can bring in or sponsor a meal. Contact the Volunteer and Donation Coordinator for available dates or for more information!


Clothing/Donation Volunteers should be creative and detail oriented. Duties include inventory, sorting, and distributing donated items. Some bending and lifting is required. The Clothing/Donations Volunteers schedules are flexible. The careful and fastidious organization of donations is a vital aspect of the services at HFS!

Children’s Services

Children’s Services Volunteers have many opportunities to assist HFS! These volunteers must be energetic and creative. Duties may include helping with childcare on evenings and weekends when classes are being held for the parents. Children’s Services volunteers have the opportunity to come in and host children’s activities such as arts and crafts, movies, dance, music, storytelling, etc. Children’s Services volunteers can be on an ongoing basis or a one-time event. Must complete a volunteer application and attend an orientation and tour to prepare for duty.

                                                      Computer Lab

Volunteers need to be computer savvy! Duties include monitoring computer usage of up to four residents, assisting with navigating the internet, and building or proofreading resumes and cover letters.  Computer Lab volunteers are generally scheduled 1x/week or 2x/month for a two hour shift.


Individuals who are skilled in Plumbing, Electrical, Vehicle Maintenance or General Home Repair would be a great resource.

Group Work/Specialized Projects

Groups and organizations may volunteer to host a holiday celebration, prepare and sponsor a meal, or organize crafts for residents. Groups may also consider helping with cleaning projects, seasonal outdoor or offer to do a collection drive of items/money.

For more information on Volunteering with Holy Family Shelter, contact our Volunteer Coordinator by calling the shelter at 317-635-7830.

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