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 Volunteer 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Monitor Assistants/Daily Living Services
Assists the Monitors in providing services for the guests. There are both morning and evening volunteer shifts available.

Meal Providers
An evening meal is served each evening at 6:00 p.m. Meal providers prep, cook, serve, and clean up. This is a great option for groups of volunteers!

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 (e.g. crafts, resume help, etc.).

Special Project/Event Volunteer
We have dozens of Special projects and events every year. This could include: spring clean day, gardening day, or tabling at an event.

Volunteer Application Process

Step 1: Online Application

Fill out and submit the online application.

If you are a large group of volunteers, please only fill out one Volunteer Application then contact dawn.


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 chat about our current volunteer needs.


Step 4: Tour the Facility

The best way to get to know us is to tour our facility. You’ll 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’ve completed steps 1-4 above, we’ll chat about your schedule and get you plugged into our calendar.