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Kitchen and Front Desk Regular Volunteers

The Haven

Volunteer opportunities are available in The Haven’s day shelter and kitchen every day of the week. Come join our lively team of volunteers and staff to support neighbors experiencing homelessness!

Volunteer requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older

  • able to adhere to all current covid safety requirements

  • attend orientation
  • can commit to 1-2 volunteer shifts per month


  • Prepare and serve healthy breakfasts (chop vegetables, cook eggs, make coffee, serve on the line, wash dishes, clean up)

  • Sort food donations

  • Prepare vegetables and fruit for storage and for upcoming meals


  • Greet and tend to the needs of guests at our welcome desk

  • Assist guests with filling out paperwork and job applications or scheduling appointments

  • Disperse needed items to guests, such as laundry detergent, soap, shampoo, lotion, and toothbrushes

Organization Name: 
The Haven
Contact Name: 
Ocean Aiello
Contact Email: