Volunteer With Us

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The Light House! Our volunteers are the heart of our mission as we strive to end the cycle of homelessness and build a bridge to self-sufficiency. Our work is made possible entirely through the generous support of individuals and organizations from the community who give of their time and talent.

1) Complete Our Volunteer Application
2) Attend An Orientation
3) Complete A Background Check If Needed
4) Sign Up For A Shift Through Our Volunteer Information Center (VIC)

Start your volunteer application

Volunteer orientations are held three times per month on the:
  1st Saturday: 9-10am   •  2nd Friday:  9-10am   •  3rd Wednesday:  7-8pm
Sign up for an orientation date when filling out your volunteer application.

Before starting your application, please keep in mind the following:

  • You must complete all steps and be approved before signing up for a volunteer shift.
  • We are not accepting court referred volunteers at this time.
  • If you are volunteering with a group, only the group leader is required to attend an orientation but we encourage others to attend.
  • For the safety of our shelter staff, clients, and our volunteers, many of our volunteer positions will also require a background check.
  • You must be 18 years or older to volunteer as an individual. Volunteers ages 11-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Making bagged lunches or holding a food/donation drive do not require attending an orientation or filling out a volunteer application, and also provide community service hours for students. See our volunteer opportunities page for more details.

Want to learn about our Light House volunteer opportunities?

Visit Our Volunteer Opportunities Page

We greatly appreciate all those who volunteer. We would not be able to provide these much needed services without our volunteers!

For Questions About Donations, Contact Our Volunteer Office 

Kait Dawson, Volunteer Manager
Jenny Dell'Oro, Assistant Coordinator of Volunteers