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Wayside has a vast network of volunteers


From cooking, to setting up community meals, to working in our warehouse and making pick ups and deliveries, there is much to be done at Wayside, and we couldn't do it without our volunteers.

We are very fortunate to have a vast network of volunteers - over 800 people volunteered with Wayside in 2017 alone! As a result of this incredible support, our current volunteer needs are relatively limited. If you are interested in receiving notice about upcoming volunteer opportunities, please sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Facebook. As volunteer needs arise, we will let you know!

Current volunteer needs (10/15/18):

Community Meal Service - Our community meals are designed to be friendly, safe places for our guests to gather and enjoy a free nutritious meal. Volunteers will work with Wayside staff and others to help finish any prep work (like making salads), set up the dining room, serve dinner, socialize with guests, and clean up. 

Weekly, Tuesdays at Avesta, 409 Cumberland Ave, 10:15 am - 1:00 pm

Weekly, Tuesdays at Salvation Army, 297 Cumberland Ave, 4:00 - 6:30 pm

Weekly, Thursdays at Salvation Army, 297 Cumberland Ave, 11 am - 1 pm

Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities: 

To prepare food for our Thanksgiving meals on Wednesday, 11/21, register here.

To volunteeer to serve at our Thanksgiving Day event register here. Please note, this is a very popular volunteer opportunity and spots fill quickly.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Wayside's Resource Manager, Carly Milkowski.

Court Ordered Service

Wayside has some openings for court mandated volunteers. If you are looking to fulfill court ordered community service hours, please call our office at 775-4939. Please note, volunteer shifts for community service hours are only available during regular weekday buisness hours.

Corporate Giving

Interested in setting up a volunteer opportunity for your company? Please email Carly at