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Hastings Family Service is currently accepting volunteer applications for the following volunteer positions: 

  • Weekly and substitute shifts available Monday - Friday. Volunteers needed to check incoming food for dates and quality and sort accordingly. Physical demand varies by shift, but generally requires the ability to lift, push/pull carts, twist, bend, and stand.

  • Weekly and substitute shifts available Monday - Friday. Market Food Shelf volunteers assist neighbors shopping in person and packing drive up food orders. Requires the ability to stand, lift, twist, and bend for up to a 4 hour shift.

  • Substitute and Saturday shifts available. Donation Center volunteers welcome donors and guests and assist with clothing, household, food, and other donations. Saturday shifts are a great fit for students age 16 and older!

  • Weekly shifts available Monday - Saturday. A variety of positions are available, including assisting neighbors with clothing and household vouchers, assisting with retail operations, and sorting and pricing clothing and household items.

  • Friday afternoon and substitute shifts available. Volunteer receptionists are high level volunteers who answer phones, schedule appointments, and provide assistance to neighbors arriving for appointments.

  • Drivers needed to fill ride requests for medical appointments and grocery shopping. Rides are self-scheduled to match your availability.

  • Drivers needed to deliver meals Monday - Friday. Regularly scheduled and substitute shifts available.

If you are not sure about making an ongoing commitment, consider making a short term commitment of 2 or 3 months to help cover some of the extra openings during the winter travel season. 

Short Term Volunteer Opportunities

Additionally, Hastings Family Service often needs short term volunteers to help with special events like School Supplies, Project Share, food drives, and more!  A volunteer application is not required for these opportunities; simply sign up using the link(s) provided below. 

Check back often to see when new opportunities are posted!