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Poverello House welcomes those with a heart to serve. Because of our dedicated volunteers, we can prepare and serve more than 2,600 meals a day to people in need.

Requirements to Volunteer:

  • Volunteers ages 7 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian at all times.
  • Volunteers ages 16 - 18 must have a signed minor release form to volunteer without a guardian.
  • All volunteers must attend an in-person orientation.
  • All volunteers must be in the dress code when volunteering.

Orientation

Volunteer orientation is mandatory to volunteer at Poverello House. New volunteers will learn about our organization and volunteering guidelines.

Location:

Poverello House, 412 F Street, Fresno, CA 93706

Duration:

45 minutes to an hour; be prepared to stay the entire time.

Student Volunteers

Students may complete community service or service-learning hours at Poverello House. Students involved in social work, psychology, and recreational therapy courses must attend an orientation individually. Volunteer hours will be tracked, and timesheets will be available upon request. Please bring any service-learning forms that need to be signed and completed to orientation.

Court-Ordered Community Service

Court-Ordered service is for individuals needing to complete community service hours in place of a fine for probation purposes, etc. You must be referred to Poverello House from HandsOn. Please call them before signing up for orientation. Walk-ins are not accepted.


Contact HandsOn:
(559) 237-3101

Internships

Internships are considered on a case-by-case basis and are dependent upon the current needs of the organization as well as the potential intern’s individual talents and experience. Anyone interested in pursuing an internship with Poverello House should contact the volunteer coordinator.

To learn more, contact Kurt Harris, Community Engagement Coordinator:
volunteer@poverellohouse.org

(559) 498-6988

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Ambassador Team

The Ambassador Team is the first point of contact and will provide a positive and welcoming environment for all clients, staff, and volunteers. Ambassadors offer direction, provide basic information and answer questions. Several weeks' commitment is required in addition to an application process. This program is eligible for service hour credit. Anyone interested in becoming an Ambassador with Poverello House should contact the volunteer coordinator.

To learn more, contact Kurt Harris, Community Engagement Coordinator:
volunteer@poverellohouse.org
(559) 498-6988