Volunteers are the heart of our organization.
Through the caring and compassionate spirit of our volunteers, Share provides assistance to more than 10,000 people in Clark County each year. In 2018, 28,302 hours were provided by 2,884 volunteers dedicated to supporting Share’s mission. We could not do all of what we do without our Volunteer Team – this team is a part of who we are and what we do.
Share was founded in 1979 by a group of volunteers whose compassion inspired them to take action to create this organization and help those in need in Clark County. Over the years, Share’s programs have expanded to meet the needs of a growing community. As our services have increased, so has our need for assistance from volunteers like you!
Share’s mission is to lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education, advocacy and compassion, through the strength of our community.
Share envisions a community without hunger, where all people have safe and adequate housing and the skills to enhance their quality of life.
We Care About Our Community: How Share is Facing COVID-19
As COVID-19 continues to dominate the news, we want to assure you that Share is committed to doing our part to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, volunteers, donors and supporters, and the community at large.
At all Share facilities, we will continue to follow all recommended local sanitation and health guidelines. Staff members practice proper hygiene, including handwashing with soap and water, as well as disinfecting high-touch surfaces. Clients in shelters, at Lincoln Place and those receiving meals at Share House also are encouraged to practice proper handwashing with soap for 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol when handwashing isn’t available.
COVID-19 Information for Our Volunteers
- Liquid hand soap and single-use paper towels are stocked at all hand-washing sinks/stations.
- Hand sanitizer is provided at entrances and common areas.
- Volunteers accepting and sorting donations will be provided with disposable gloves.
- All high-touch surfaces, including door handles, restrooms, counters, tables, surfaces in use during volunteer activities, will be routinely disinfected.
- Volunteers with symptoms of an illness (e.g. cough, fever, sore throat) are asked to notify us, and to stay home until symptom free for 72 hours.
- Volunteers that have vulnerable conditions, live in the same household as a vulnerable individual, and volunteer age 60 and over are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to stay home and not volunteer. We will not bar you from entering, but we acknowledge the unique risks facing our older volunteers, and we want you to be safe.
- If your immune system is compromised or you are nervous about being in a public place, we respect and support your decision to stay home.
Share’s programs, specifically the Backpack and Hot Meals programs, thrive because of our volunteers. Those of you still able to help us are welcome and truly appreciated.
Click here to view Share’s full statement on COVID-19.
Join Share’s Volunteer Team
Volunteers assist at Share in a variety of ways: preparing and serving meals at the hot meals program at Share House, filling backpacks of food for distribution throughout the school year, organizing the warehouse, data entry, helping with our holiday cheer program, volunteering at our fundraising events, preparing meals for our family shelter guests, hosting children’s activities, putting together Easter baskets and backpacks with school supplies, and much, much more.
Follow these steps to get started as a volunteer with Share:
Step 2: Create or Update Your Volunteer Profile
Share has started to use a new, online volunteer management system.
If you have volunteered with us in the past, your email address has been added to the new system and all you need to do is confirm your email address, create a password, and confirm your profile information.
Step 3: Choose Volunteer Activities for Individuals or Groups
View and sign up for our current volunteer opportunities.
Summer Meals Program
Our program strives to provide fresh, healthy meals that include fruits and vegetables so that the children in our community do not face hunger during the summer months.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any questions
that are not answered below, please call Molly Evjen, Director of Volunteers
& Community Resources, at (360) 952-8228.
Thank you for visiting!
We hope that you will become a lifelong friend of Share.
Click on the ‘Create New Volunteer Profile’ button above. You will create a profile, fill out our volunteer application and background check information, plus you can learn about the variety of volunteer opportunities available through our various programs.
We love all volunteers big or small, but volunteers must be at least 16 years old to join us on their own. An adult must accompany any children under the age of 16.
Yes! We have volunteer opportunities for everyone. Please let a Share staff member know if you need special accommodations.
Yes. Please log in to your volunteer profile to cancel your registration.
Yes! We have volunteer opportunities available on each day of the week, specifically with our daily Hot Meals program. We also have seasonal events, such as our Holiday Cheer Program or annual fundraising events, which have volunteer opportunities in the early evenings and/or on the weekends.
Yes. Please bring any paperwork that you need signed by Share staff to the site during your shift. You can also print a verified summary of your service hours including dates and total time through your volunteer profile.