Join our online volunteer platform to get started!
To volunteer with Families in Transition you will need to sign up for our volunteer platform, GivePulse. GivePulse allows you to see what volunteer shifts are available, sign up for shifts, make changes or cancellations, monitor your hours, ask questions, and learn about other volunteer opportunities in the community. Please join us on GivePulse to sign up for volunteer orientation!
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What kind of volunteer activities do we offer?
Stock Shelves at Our Food Pantry
Last year, our food pantry welcomed over 7,800 individuals experiencing food insecurity. Volunteers help sort daily donations and stock shelves to make sure the pantry runs smoothly five days a week.
Serve a Meal at Our Adult Emergency Shelter
Support hunger relief and food assistance for people in Manchester experiencing homelessness by volunteering for lunch or dinner service at our Adult Emergency Shelter. You will help with light kitchen duties such as meal prep and serve meals to individuals staying with us.
Sort Donations at Outfitters Thrift Store
You can serve at our thrift store in various ways, from handling and processing donations to helping our retail associates with in-store tasks. Outfitters Thrift Store is a vital support system for our mission to prevent and break the cycle of homelessness, providing goods and funding for our programs.
Host an Activity Night at our Family Emergency Shelter
Sign up to host an activity night with the kiddos at our Family Emergency Shelter! Every Wednesday night, volunteers are invited to host an activity of their choice.
Participate in Our Annual Events
Families in Transition hosts two major events each year, the Walk Against Hunger and Annual Breakfast. Each event brings together over 500 members of the community to raise funds and awareness to support our mission. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help set up, coordinate attendees, and more!
Support from Behind the Scenes
There are many ways to volunteer your knowledge, talents, and skills to support our programs. Many departments across the organization like administration, marketing, accounting, and intake depend on volunteers to assist with daily tasks.
Get Involved with Your Group
From corporate giving days to alternative spring break, many organizations volunteer with us throughout the year. Students, corporate organizations, and community groups are all welcome to sign up for a volunteer project! This year we’ve given our Adult Emergency Shelter a spring clean, raked gardens, cleaned up playgrounds, and painted buildings all thanks to volunteer groups.
Where do I go for orientation?
We offer a one-hour virtual orientation on Zoom twice each month. Sign up for our volunteering platform, GivePulse, to register for your virtual training!
Can children volunteer?
We do have opportunities for children to volunteer! The age limits are listed on each volunteer shift description.
Do you have parking?
Yes! Parking varies by site as we have serval locations with volunteer opportunities. Parking information is included with each volunteer shift description – be sure to review it prior to your shift!
Do I need a background check?
Yes, for the safety of our participants and staff, all adults are required to get an NH state background check.
Do you accept court-ordered volunteer service?
No, we do not. We recommend you check with the court for a list of places that do accept it if you are seeking court-ordered volunteer opportunities.
I have another question, who can I contact?
Please reach out to our volunteer coordinator! You can contact Mary by email or phone call – [email protected] or calling 603.641.9441 ext. 228