Volunteers: Championing Community

Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do in the community

Each year, we serve hundreds of families and individuals in the community who need help. We are able to support the needs of people most vulnerable to food insecurity and homelessness because of our dedicated volunteers.

Individuals, families, and organizations who choose to support Families in Transition by giving their time make the impossible possible. If you are passionate about making a difference in your community, there is no better time than right now to join our volunteer team!

Volunteer Impact in 2022


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We have officially launched our new online volunteer platform!

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GivePulse will allow you to 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 and we hope to see you soon!

New to volunteering?

To get started create your GivePulse account to sign up for our next volunteer orientation date.

Create a GivePulse account now!

Already a volunteer?

See your individual impact, browse current volunteer opportunities, and sign up for shifts.

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Our volunteer team is available to help you determine the best volunteer fit for your skills and interests! Contact our Volunteer Team by emailing [email protected] or call 603.641.9441 x228.

What kind of volunteer activities do we offer?

Volunteers at the Families in Transition thrift store

Support 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.

Get Involved With Our Food Programs

Support hunger relief and food assistance for people in Manchester experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. Sort and distribute food at our food pantry or serve meals at our emergency shelter locations. You will be vital in the preparation and service of more than 600 meals per day and sustaining more than 300 households each month with groceries from our food pantry.

Volunteer at an event at Families in Transition

Support Events

Families in Transition hosts two major events each year, and there is always room for you to jump in and support our team. Your enthusiasm could make a difference in helping us take these fundraising opportunities to the next level.

Volunteer Ambassadors at Families in Transition

Other Direct Service Roles

Do you have the passion or desire to share your knowledge, talents, and support families and individuals in our programs? In direct service roles, you engage with participants through activities or support staff with administrative duties. These efforts include reading, arts and crafts, and other career or wellness development.

Volunteer as a Group

Volunteering with friends or co-workers is always more fun! There are several opportunities to participate in group activities or support team-building efforts while significantly impacting the community where you live and work. You can review our volunteer opportunities and reach out to our team to learn more and get involved.