Get Involved

When Rosie's Place first opened its doors in 1974, the organization was run entirely by volunteers. Today, volunteers assist staff by contributing nearly 56,000 hours annually, the equivalent of 28 full-time employees.

Volunteering at Rosie's Place

Due to COVID-19, we have paused all onsite volunteering to safeguard the health and safety of our guests. To learn more and find ways to continue to support our work, click here.

To be contacted when we begin accepting applications for onsite opportunities, fill out this form.

Individual Volunteers - Volunteer to serve meals, work in our Food Pantry, teach a class and more. 

Group Volunteers - We offer team building opportunities for work teams, school groups, friends and family, community agencies and faith-organizations to give back. 

Internships - College students gain valuable experience in a variety of areas throughout the organization. 

Social Justice Institute - High school students earn community service hours and learn more about social justice issues.


Community Service Policy

Thank you for considering Rosie’s Place as a possible community service site. As part of your decision-making process, it is important to understand the limits of our individual volunteer program.

Volunteer Shift Policy

• Volunteers help out with up to 3 shifts per month, which is often not more than 9 hours of service per month.
• Volunteers sign up using VolunteerNet, our online scheduling system. Available shifts are advertised 30 days in advance.
• Some shifts are very popular with our large pool of volunteers and fill up very quickly.
• Since individual volunteers self-schedule, they are not guaranteed a regular schedule or a certain number of hours.

Depending on how many hours you need and when you are available, you may not be able to find enough shifts to complete your service requirements. Some people volunteer at more than one organization to complete their required hours.

Service Hours Verification

• With advance notice, Rosie’s Place can provide volunteers with a Rosie’s Place Community Service Verification letter documenting the hours they have logged and how they have helped.
• Rosie’s Place is unable to verify hours that were not logged or hours that have not yet been completed.
• Due to the size of our volunteer program, Rosie’s Place is unable to provide personal references, recommendations or evaluations for volunteers providing less than 250 hours of volunteer service.

Volunteers are welcome to share their Community Service Verification letter with a third party, but Rosie’s Place does not disclose the details of a volunteer’s service to other organizations.

Student Projects, Papers and Service Learning Requirements

• You can find extensive personal stories, videos, financials and information regarding poverty and homelessness at that should prove helpful with your project. 
• If you honor the Sanctuary Agreement, you are welcome to become an individual volunteer and share your experience with others.
• We are unable to accommodate students with larger service requirements than what is listed above.
• We do not currently offer high school level internships or service experiences beyond the summer Social Justice Institute.

Please note that, due to an overwhelming number of student inquires, staff is unable to accommodate interview or job shadowing requests or assist with projects.