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Becoming Part of the Volunteer Team

Our volunteers are our most precious asset at Interfaith Emergency Services. The work we do in our community would not be possible without over 250 volunteers that it takes to keep us running. We believe in honoring our volunteers by being sensitive to their time and needs, so that they feel worthwhile and effective. The staff works alongside the volunteers to support them, providing the opportunity to work as a team. 

If you are interested in volunteering please click the button below. You will be redirected to our volunteer portal and asked to create an account and fill out our online application. Your email will NOT be shared with any third party. Once received, our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with more information about volunteering. 

Interfaith Emergency Services

Interfaith Emergency Services has a variety of volunteer opportunities where you can plug in and help your community.

The flexible hours that a volunteer can work, will fit into nearly any schedule. The time commitment for volunteer positions on average are 3-4 hours, one day a week, Monday – Friday (morning or afternoon).

Below you will find a list of our volunteer positions:

Intake Office

The office is responsible for processing clients in need of emergency services, including food, hygiene items, eye glasses, ID cards and more. Jobs include receptionist, data entry and counselors.

Skills: Basic computer skills, customer service, interaction with clients; training provided.

Homeless Shelter

Our 34 bed homeless shelter provides emergency shelter to women, children, and families. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, babysitting and other life skills.

Skills: Vary, ask for details.

Food Warehouse / Pantry

The Warehouse accepts and stores donated items. In the Pantry, goods are sorted and distributed to clients. Jobs include: Sorters and Pantry workers, and Donation Receiver.

Skills: Standing/walking, lifting, client interaction; includes assisting clients to their car with groceries.

Free Clothing Boutique

The Clothing Boutique accepts clothing donations, sorts them, and then hangs them. This ministry provides mens, womens, and childrens clothing to our clients free of charge. Jobs include sorting clothing and working in Boutique assisting clients.

Skills: Standing, walking lifting light loads, client interaction, customer service.

Thrift Store

The thrift store is a retail store that sells clothing, furniture, and household goods. Volunteer opportunities include merchandising, sorting donations, providing customer service, maintaining the store, assisting staff with donation pickup and delivery, repairing donations and lifting furniture.

Skills: Vary, ask for details.

Food 4 Kids Program

This program sends backpacks full of food home with over 1,800 elementary children, during the school year. Volunteers pack the backpacks at IES and/or transport backpacks to and from schools.

Skills: Lifting, packing and transportation. Transporters use their personal vehicles

Prayer and Devotions

Our Warehouse includes a Prayer Room that is available for volunteers to pray with and for clients. Our Shelter Program includes Devotions each morning at 8am, with a short 30 minute bible study time with residents.

Skills: Comfortable sharing the Word and praying with others.

Center for Life

The Center for Life helps our clients meet basic medical and health needs. Programs include health education and assistance with applying for government benefits and services. Receptionist needed also.

Skills: Basic computer skills, customer service, interaction with clients, answering the telephone.

Facility Maintenance

Our Facilities crew always keeps Interfaith looking beautiful. There’s always something that needs to be fixed, trimmed or mowed. Jobs include: assisting Facility Manager with repairs and maintenance, cutting grass, etc

Skills: Handyman skills

Shower Monitor


The public bathrooms are equipped with showers. Volunteers are needed to monitor and hand out towels, as well as clean clothing. This position is very flexible with days/shifts.


Meal Sevices

Community partners provide dinner to shelter residents every night. Sign up to provide dinner one night a month.

Our Neighborhood Breakfast is held on the third Thursday of every month. Groups are needed to host each monthly breakfast

For more information, contact Tina or call her at (352) 629-8868 x210.

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