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The Stop began as a volunteer-run organization in the 1970s, and to this day volunteers play a vital role in every facet of our operations. Without the dedication of our volunteers, we could not meet our goal of helping people stop the cycle of poverty.
Many of our volunteers have experience with issues facing the community: unemployment, poverty, and homelessness. The connection between volunteers and participants in our programs creates a unique sense of community marked by a non-judgmental and empathetic environment.
Volunteer Opportunities at 1884 Davenport
At our 1884 Davenport location, we have a Food Bank, Drop-In, kitchen (in which we prepare meals for the Drop-In), Healthy Beginnings program (a pre- and post-natal program), and Community Advocacy Program. Most of the volunteer roles that become available are for the Food Bank, Drop-In or kitchen and would take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays between the hours of 8AM and 3PM. We ask all volunteers to make a commitment of one 4-5 hour shift per week for a minimum of 4-6 months. If you are interested in volunteering with one of these programs, please contact Jasmine at jasmine [at] thestop [dot] org to find out about our monthly volunteer information session.
Volunteer Opportunities at The Green Barn
There are currently no specific volunteer opportunities at the Green Barn.
Volunteer Opportunities at Events
We often have one-off fundraising or community events where we need a large number of volunteers for the day or half-day. If you would like to be on our events list, please email jasmine [at] thestop [dot] org and include some information about yourself, your availability, and any special skills or interests you have, e.g. cooking, customer service, serving, setting-up or taking down events.