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When Rosie's Place first opened its doors in 1974, the organization was run entirely by volunteers. Today, volunteers assist staff by contributing nearly 56,000 hours annually, the equivalent of 28 full-time employees.


Individual Volunteers
Volunteer to serve meals, work in our food pantry, teach a class and more. 

Group Volunteers
We offer team building opportunities for work teams, school groups, friends and family, community agencies, and faith or faith-based organizations to give back. 

Internships
College students gain valuable experience in a variety of areas throughout the organization. 

Social Justice Institute
High school students earn community service hours and learn more about social justice issues.

Young Professionals Network
Support Rosie’s Place by becoming a part of our young professionals group. 

Events
Organize an event with your colleagues, organization, school or friends to benefit Rosie’s Place. 

Donations and Drives
Coordinate a drive for much-needed items.


Community Service Policy

Thank you for considering Rosie’s Place as a possible community service site. As part of your decision-making process, it is important to understand the limits of our individual volunteer program.

Volunteer Shift Policy

• Volunteers help out with up to 3 shifts per month, which is often not more than 9 hours of service per month.
• Volunteers sign up using VolunteerNet, our online scheduling system. Available shifts are advertised 30 days in advance.
• Some shifts are very popular with our large pool of volunteers and fill up very quickly.
• Since individual volunteers self-schedule, they are not guaranteed a regular schedule or a certain number of hours.

Depending on how many hours you need and when you are available, you may not be able to find enough shifts to complete your service requirements. Some people volunteer at more than one organization to complete their required hours.

Service Hours Verification

• With advance notice, Rosie’s Place can provide volunteers with a Rosie’s Place Community Service Verification letter documenting the hours they have logged and how they have helped.
• Rosie’s Place is unable to verify hours that were not logged or hours that have not yet been completed.
• Due to the size of our volunteer program, Rosie’s Place is unable to provide personal references, recommendations or evaluations for volunteers providing less than 250 hours of volunteer service.

Volunteers are welcome to share their Community Service Verification letter with a third party, but Rosie’s Place does not disclose the details of a volunteer’s service to other organizations.
• With advance notice, Rosie’s Place can provide volunteers with a Rosie’s Place Community Service Verification letter documenting the hours they have logged and how they have helped.
• Rosie’s Place is unable to verify hours that were not logged or hours that have not yet been completed.
• Due to the size of our volunteer program, Rosie’s Place is unable to provide personal references, recommendations or evaluations for volunteers providing less than 250 hours of volunteer service.

Volunteers are welcome to share their Community Service Verification letter with a third party, but Rosie’s Place does not disclose the details of a volunteer’s service to other organizations.

Our history, our values, our volunteers.