Volunteer at our Family Place Resource Center and Shelter

The Family Place Resource Center and Shelter opened in January 2016. The building houses 11 families on an emergency basis. At the Family Place Resource Center and Shelter, we have many community partners such as New Horizons, Catholic Medical Center, Southern New Hampshire Services , and Goodwill, that we have teamed up with to help with combating homelessness in Manchester.

Volunteer Positions: Welcome Ambassador ~ Kitchen Assistant 


Welcome Ambassador

As a Welcome Ambassador, you will play a key role in helping homeless and at risk individuals and families in our community access the resources and services they need to regain their independence. You will be the first point of contact for clients, service providers, donors, and other volunteers entering the facility, helping to direct people to the appropriate resources.

Key Responsibilities:

Shifts are Monday –Friday:

8:00am-10:00am, 10:00am-1:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Click HERE if you would like to apply for this volunteer opportunity!

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Kitchen Assistant

As a Kitchen Assistant, you will play a key role in helping to provide homeless and at risk individuals and families living in our shelter with fresh, healthy, and warm meals. Opportunities to assist New Horizons Chefs in food preparation, serving, set up, and clean up are available daily.

Key Responsibilities:

Shifts are Monday – Friday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 12:00pm (brunch), and 4:00pm – 6:00pm (dinner)

Click HERE if you would like to apply for this volunteer opportunity!

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At FIT, we want to ensure the best possible volunteer program. Because of the work we do and the population with which we work, we require that specific criteria be met by our volunteers. Please review these criteria carefully and note whether you meet each requirement before completing the application process. If you do not meet our requirements, we’ll be happy to refer you to a more appropriate volunteer placement.

Criminal Background Criteria

In order to be considered for a volunteer placement at FIT, you must have:

All volunteers over the age of 18 must submit to a criminal background check.

Court Ordered Community Service

Applicants seeking to earn community service hours through the court system must provide Families in Transition either a court docket containing the charge for which they have been mandated to perform community service hours, or an official letter from their lawyer containing the details of their charge, written on the firm’s letterhead. This document must be submitted along with the rest of the application materials. If the related charge is included on the list above, the applicant will not be eligible for community service with Families in Transition.

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