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Volunteering at PADS is an excellent way to get involved in your community and make a positive impact in the lives of others. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, or if you knowexactly how you want to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form to the left.


There are a number of ways you may give the gift of your time and compassion.  Here are just a few examples...








Volunteer at a PADS Shelter Site (October 1 – April 30)

*Depending on the site policies, some of these tasks may only be performed by individuals 18+. Each site provides its own orientation and training.


Each site operates a little bit differently, but there are a number of opportunities here.  From making up pads on the floor to cleaning up in the morning; from signing people into the shelter to simply being a kind person to talk to.


Volunteer to Make, Bring, or Serve Meals

PADS is always in need of volunteers to make, bring, or serve meals. Whether you are making bag lunches for our Day Center or bringing and serving a hot meal to our Family Center families, your generosity is truly appreciated.


Volunteer your Talent

Maybe you are a certified tax professional.  Or maybe you are handy with at landscaping.  Perhaps you have superb writing skills.  Or it is possible that you are qualified to tutor someone to get their GED.  Whatever unique talents you may have, consider how they might be used to help PADS or the people we serve here.

Important note: Many of our shelter site volunteer spots are already full.  You may still fill out the form, but opportunities may not be available at your preferred time.

How to Volunteer