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Join Our Volunteer Team!

Poverello House welcomes those with a heart to serve. Because of our dedicated volunteers, we are able to serve more than 1,200 meals a day. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian at all times. Poverello House accepts volunteers ages 7 and up. All volunteers must attend an in-person orientation. All volunteers must be in dress code when volunteering. 

INTERNS

POV is searching for interns for our administrative office and mental health department! If you are interested, please email in your resume and availability. 

HOLIDAYS

 The Christmas events will be posted and available for registration within the month. If you are a GROUP, please email cbeninga@poverellohouse.org to hold a spot for Christmas. Please no calls. 

Where Do I Start?

 Volunteer orientation is mandatory in order to volunteer at Poverello House. New volunteers will learn about our organization and volunteering guidelines. Orientation is located at Poverello House, 412 F Street Fresno CA 93706. Orientation lasts about 45 minutes to an hour; be prepared to stay the entire time. You can register for orientation in the portal above.  

Court-Ordered

This is for individuals who are needing to complete community service hours in lieu of a fine, for probation purposes, etc. You must be referred to Poverello House from HandsOn, please call them before signing up for orientation. After completing the first step with HandsOn, you can register for orientation in the portal above. All must attend orientation before volunteering, walk-ins are not accepted.

HandsOn: (559) 237-3101

Students

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

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 email the volunteer coordinator.

Groups

Please schedule groups with Cierra, cbeninga@poverellohouse.org, at least three weeks prior to volunteering! Groups are considered four or more people, and the group leader must complete the orientation.

Ambassador Team

This volunteer team will be the first point of contact and will provide a positive and welcoming environment to all clients, staff, and volunteers. Will offer direction, provide basic information, and answer questions. Several month commitment is required as well as an application process. Eligible for service hours and internship opportunities. 

Contact: Email is the best and quickest way to get in touch. 

cbeninga@poverellohouse.org

Poverello House
(559) 498-6988 Ext. 109