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Volunteers make a HUGE difference at our shelter daily! YOU can help in a variety of ways. You could serve a meal or help in our kitchen, laundry room or loading dock, participate in special events, or share your professional skills. We are especially interested in persons who can commit to a regular/ongoing volunteer schedule.

We are always looking for volunteers who may possess – and be able to share their – expertise, skills and talents in a variety of areas.

During the time of COVID-19, we are accepting volunteers, although we ask potential volunteers to be at a low risk for COVID-19, determined by using CHI Health's online, COVID-19 self-screening questionnaire, found HERE. If you answer yes to either of these questions, please wait 14 days before volunteering.

No application is necessary to complete service at our shelter, but advanced sign up IS required. By signing up, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of Siena Francis House's Volunteer Expectations, Waiver of Liability, and Code of Conduct Agreement. Please read it before signing up. 

Tell Us About Your Interests

We are excited to get to know you and find the volunteer opportunity that fits your skills and talents. Fill out this volunteer information sheet to share with us more about you. CLICK HERE to share more about you.

Due to COVID-19 we are only taking Kitchen Volunteers.

Kitchen Volunteers

Kitchen volunteers will assist with needs in the in the shelter’s kitchen, following safety guidelines that include hand washing, glove use and mask use. Duties include, although are not limited to:

·         Prepping food, including washing, chopping, opening canned food, etc.
·         Organizing food and non-food items in the kitchen, walk-in freezer/cooler
·         Cleaning and sanitizing kitchen, including countertops, working areas, walls, etc.
·         Emptying trash, cleaning/mopping kitchen floor.
·         Helping with dishes.

While performing the duties of this job the volunteer is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, and reach with hands and arms.

You can sign up to be a kitchen volunteer by Clicking Here.


If you have further questions please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

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