For over 35 years The Caring Place has counted on the community to provide a committed and professional volunteer workforce to help families in need. As The Caring Place has continued to grow, so has our need to enhance and supplement our critical volunteer workforce. To start your volunteer experience simply fill out the volunteer application at the bottom of the page. We will need to run a criminal background check.
Volunteer Job Descriptions
Not all positions are currently available, but we look forward to finding a good fit for you!
Welcome/Enrollment Specialists – Programs & Services volunteers welcome neighbors and insist them in the enrollment process as needed.
Eligibility Specialists – Volunteers ensure documentation is present and perform clerical tasks as needed in Programs & Services.
Food Pantry Shopper – Pantry workers are responsible for assisting clients with the selection and bagging of groceries. Other duties include greeting customers, answering questions, and breaking down bulk items into distributable sizes. Pantry Warehouse Worker – Pantry warehouse workers are responsible for accepting, weighing, and recording food donations, stocking the food pantry, and keeping the warehouse clean and organized.
Food Warehouse Helper - Moving food around the warehouse, stocking shelves in the Food Pantry and general organization and assistance in the warehouse is part of this position.
Donation Intake Helper – Donation area workers receive donations of items in the drive through donation area. They greet donors, assist with the unloading of the donors’ vehicle and provide a receipt if needed. Once the donations are unloaded, they are unpacked and sorted into shopping carts.
Cashier – Cashiers are responsible for assisting customers with purchases at checkout and performing other customer service duties in our resale store. This includes greeting customers, answering questions and referring customers to a manager when necessary.
Merchandiser – Merchandisers work in all areas of display in the store and are responsible for participating in the setup of holiday and seasonal displays. Duties include unpacking merchandise and arranging merchandise in visually pleasing displays.
Pricer – There are numerous pricing areas which include: audio/visual, bicycles, books, clothing and accessories, crafts and fabrics, electronics, games and puzzles, holiday décor, house wares and decorative, jewelry, linens, luggage, paper goods, purses, shoes, small engines, sporting goods, toys and vintage. Pricers in all areas should have a general knowledge of the merchandise to be priced.
*Opportunities available in Fabrics & Crafts, Stuffed Animals, Seasonal, Linens and Toys. Work in Jewelry, Electronics or Books requires special knowledge or skills.
Are you ready to show your interest in volunteering? Fill out our Volunteer application and a staff member will get back to you about current opportunities.
Would you rather fill out a paper application? You can download a PDF to print and fill out here: