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 Volunteers Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Torres Community Shelter! Our volunteers do an amazing amount of work at the shelter, and we absolutely could not exist without them.

How to Volunteer:

Please read the opportunities below to get an idea of our areas of need. If you feel like you are a good fit for one or more of those areas, please fill out our Volunteer application below.


Monitoring Assistants/Daily Living Sevices

Assists our staff in providing services for the guests. There are both morning and evening shifts available.

Meal Providers

An evening meal is served each evening at 6pm. Meal providers prepare, cook, service and clean up after their dinner service. This is a great option for groups: friends, church groups, service clubs, etc.

Activity Volunteer

There are many additional onsite services our guests would benefit from: haircuts, chiropractic care, kids’ activities, games or recreation activities, musical events, and classes (crafts, resume development, etc)

Special Project, Event Volunteer

We have dozens of special projects and events every year. Examples: Gratitude Gala, Spring Cleaning Day, Gardening, Tabling an event.

We encourage you to contact us with any questions. We thank you for your interest!

The Process:

Step 1: Online application.

Please fill out and submit the application below. If you are a large group of volunteers, please only fill out one volunteer application. Then contact our volunteer coordinator.

Step 2: Background Check

We perform background checks on all staff and volunteers.

Step 3: Phone Interview

After we have processed your application, we will call you for a brief phone interview where we can get to know you a bit more and discuss our current volunteer needs.

Step 4: Tour the Facility

The best way to get to know us is to tour our facility. You will learn about our daily routines, what services we offer our guests, and meet some of our wonderful staff and volunteers.

Step 5: Get on the Schedule

After you have completed steps 1-4, we will discuss your schedule and get you on our volunteer calendar!