• “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

    — Margaret Mead

Volunteer with Us!

Volunteers are helping Rose Haven serve our most vulnerable community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been a challenging time for everyone, as we try to adapt to the necessary social distancing and practices needed to keep people safe, while upholding the essential, life-saving services that Rose Haven provides.

Our operations have shifted to door services only throughout the shelter in place order, and we are providing to-go meals, emergency supplies and mail from the shelter, bathrooms and handwashing at the fellowship hall, and outdoor advocacy and referrals. We are taking every precaution to keep guests, volunteers, and staff safe, which means limiting the number of folks onsite. As social distancing guidelines shift, we will have more volunteers onsite accordingly. But there are also ways to help out offsite. Check out the Volunteer Opportunities section to learn more.

The first step to get started volunteering with Rose Haven is to fill out the volunteer application (please click the Volunteer Application button).

After you have completed this, we will contact you to begin the virtual onboarding process.

Volunteer Opportunities Throughout COVID-19:

Direct Service Volunteer Opportunities: Monday-Friday, 9 am – 12 pm
  • Kitchen: works with our food Program Coordinator to prepare hot meals for our guests
  • Meal Service: works with a staff member to distribute meals and coffee to go at the door on Irving Street. 
  • Supply Runner: works with a staff member at the front door, to provide requested supplies to our guests, generally hygiene products, clothing, mail, and outdoor supplies.
  • Restroom Attendant: works with a staff member to provide clean restrooms for our guests to use, one a time, in the Fellowship Hall

Volunteer Opportunities Throughout COVID-19:

Organizational Help: Flexible Hours

  • Donation Support: helps restock and organize supplies throughout the shelter, can be done in both morning and afternoon shifts.  
  • Pickups and Delivery: help food, diapers, clothing and more from all over the metro area on various days. Sometimes on short notice, and not always during Rose Haven hours, so volunteers may need to pick up supplies and then deliver on a separate day.
  • Offsite Donation Support: pick up donation support projects from the shelter to complete at home, then return to Rose Haven when completed. 
  • In-Kind Donation Drive: organize a donation drive in your community to collect underwear, leggings, hygiene supplies… the possibilities are limitless!

* Please click here for orientation information and application details.

Volunteer Application

Questions About Volunteering

If you have any questions regarding volunteering at Rose Haven, please call 503-248-6364 x307 or email volunteer@rosehaven.org . Thank you!