Help with minor maintenance and repairs.
Sort and organize donations, help keep facility neat and orderly.
Take women and their children to appointments using agency vehicles. Clean driving record and current insurance necessary.
After Care Volunteer
Meet with women who have left Anna Marie's Shelter to provide support and information. Training provided.
Women’s Advocate, Front Desk
Answer multi-line phone, greet visitors, assist advocates as needed. Training provided. 4-hour shifts available Monday through Sunday.
Weekend Cooking Crews
3-hour time commitment from 9:30a-12:30p or 3:00p-6:00p on Saturdays or Sundays. Food is provided.
Provide a positive role model for children through play and activities. Assist Children's Advocates as needed.
Training provided. Men encourage to volunteer for this opportunity. 2-hour shifts available Monday through Friday.
Help children residing at the Shelter with their homework after school.
Most Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What jobs are available?
We currently have many volunteer jobs available. We have weekend cooks, Donation organizers, child mentors, child tutors, front desk support, after-care advocacy, transportation helpers, lawn maintenance, kennel cleaners and group activity facilitators.
Q: How old do you have to be to volunteer?
For group activities, including weekend cooking, you need to be at least 13 years of age. Those who are under age 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Q: Do you accept court-ordered volunteers?
We do not.
Q: What opportunities do you have for groups?
We have many opportunities for groups of people to get involved with the women and children residing at Anna Marie’s Shelter. Weekend cooking, organizing and sorting donations, lawn care and clean-up, playing games like BINGO, facilitating arts and crafts, life skills group facilitators, and more. Feel free to present your idea to our volunteer coordinator at kimS@annamaries.org
Q: How large of a group will you accept?
That will depend primarily on the activity. We have had volunteer groups as small as 2 and as large as 20.
Q: Are there evening and weekend volunteer opportunities?
Yes. Many of our volunteer opportunities can be scheduled during evening hours or on the weekends.
Q: Is there a dress code?
Yes, however it can depend on the area you will be in. If you will be monitoring our front desk, business casual attire is expected. If you will be organizing donations or helping with lawn care, casual and comfortable clothing is suitable.
Q: Does Anna Marie’s require volunteers to go through a background check?
Absolutely. To maintain the safety and security of our residents, staff, and volunteers, a criminal background check is required. Anna Marie’s Alliance provides this at no charge to you! If a group wishes to facilitate an activity or project, the project leader is responsible for the remaining members.
Q: Do volunteers at Anna Marie’s need prior volunteer experience?
No. You will receive information through our agency orientation and receive additional training and guidance in the job you choose.
Q: Will I be safe working at the shelter?
Safety and security are top priorities at Anna Marie’s Emergency Shelter! We have security cameras, an extensive alarm system, secured entrances, as well as fully trained staff.
Q: What volunteer positions are you in need of most?
We are always looking for volunteers in all areas. What is most important to us is that you enjoy the job you are doing, while helping our agency with its mission. We can’t do it without wonderful, caring people like you!
Q: Do you have internships available? Are they paid positions?
We do have internships available, however they are not paid. For more information on positions, requirements, and deadlines for applying, download our Internship Application or contact KimS@annamaries.org
Q: What is the process to become a volunteer at Anna Marie’s Alliance?
First thing to do is to fill out and submit a volunteer application. After review, a brief interview is scheduled where you will complete various forms (background check, confidentiality, motor vehicle insurance information, etc). Then you may be required to attend a 3-hour agency orientation. After completing these steps, you are on your way to a rewarding experience working with our women and children!
Q: How long does it take to start volunteering?
That depends on the area you wish to volunteer. It can take as little as a week, to as long as 8 weeks. We are currently working on the design and implementation of an on-line orientation to shorten the process.
Q: I have a question that wasn’t answered here. Who should I contact?
Please contact Kim Salitros, Coordinator of Volunteer Services at 320-253-6900, or via email at KimS@annamaries.org
Contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at 320-251-7203 x 210 or KimS@annamaries.org