We cannot operate without our volunteers!
If you know when you're available to volunteer overnight, please let us know! Fill out and submit the form on this page. Our scheduler will see if your requested date is in need of a volunteer. We will send an email to confirm any dates and our daily coordinators will call you a few days in advance to answer any questions you have as well as to offer you any information you may need to know.
Austin's Place is open for Season 13!
We are so grateful for our volunteers who stay overnight! Each evening - from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. - one volunteer + one staff stay at the shelter. Volunteers and staff set up a check-in table, put out snacks/drinks for the guests, check-in guests, assist in setting up the sleeping area, and provide social support. Lights are out from 10 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. Volunteers can bring things to do quietly and may sleep during a designated time, but one person must be awake at all times. In the morning, volunteers prepare coffee/tea, offer snacks, and assist the guests as they leave the shelter. Being an overnight volunteer is a great experience in helping people, providing a valuable service to our community!
We currently need volunteers only for laundry and driving. If you would like to help, please note your interest in the comments section below.
Have you submitted your Volunteer Registration Forms?
If not, visit our Registration Forms page.