Volunteer

Our volunteers are strong, reliable, and dedicated to furthering the Shelter Association's mission of
"Ending Homelessness One Person at a Time".
Our volunteers contribute at least
two shifts per month working alongside shelter staff.
Prior to volunteering, applicants complete on-line trainings, in-person orientation, and job-shadowing.

Group Opportunities Temporarily Unavailable
Please Check Back in February 2022 

All volunteers must be vaccinated for COVID

Start Volunteer Process Below

There are so many important and impactful ways
that you can get involved with The Shelter Association.

General Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Shifts Range from 2 to 5 Hours, Beginning as Early as 6am and Ending as Late as 11pm

  • Staff Support:

    • Answering phones​

    • Delivering meals

    • Cleaning

    • Prepping overflow sleeping space

    • Bulletin board upkeep

    • Client tech support ( e.g. SOS appointments, Resumes, appointments)

    • Engaging with clients

  • Meal facilitators

    • Weekdays lunch and dinner cafeteria management​

    • Weekends 3-5 pm meal management

  • Community Activities

  • Book Club​

  • Garden Club

  • Game/ Movie Night

  • Have your own idea? We are always looking for more ways to engage our clients.

  • Fundraising

    • Events

    • Group Fundraising​​

  • Winter-Warming Center (November- March)

    • Prepping sleeping space​

    • Cleaning

    • Overnight shifts

    • Engaging with clients

  • Bring your Own Talent to the Shelter!

    • Are you a yogi? Come teach our clients.​

    • Do you play music? Come entertain our clients during a meal.

    • Professional services or presentations. (e.g. Dental, healthcare presentations, Haircuts, or beauty treatments)

    • Have other ideas? We are always looking for ways to improve our client's day!

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Better Impact is our volunteer management system which provides important information regarding
our facility and operations that you will need before your start date.


After signing up, please complete the assigned trainings under the "Profile" dropdown. 

For additional questions or information regarding internal Shelter Association volunteer opportunities,
please contact via email:


Erin Concas, Volunteer & Development Coordinator
concase@washtenaw.org