Group Volunteer Application

All groups must schedule and confirm volunteer opportunities in advance with the Volunteer Coordinator. Groups are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.

  • POLICY: Volunteers under 18 must have an adult chaperoning during their time on campus.  There must be at least 1 adult for every 5 youth volunteers.  If this ratio is not maintained, the group will be asked to leave and reschedule.

  • Volunteer Opportunities (Please mark the opportunities you are interested in)

  • 1. Long pants (No legs showing).
    2. Sleeved shirt (T‐shirts are OK (No tank‐tops).
    3. Closed toed shoes (Tennis shoes are ok, no sandals or high heels).
    4. Aprons, hairnets and gloves will be provided.
    5. A baseball cap can be worn in place of our hairnets.
    Please do not bring any personal belongings (purses, backpacks, etc)
    We do not have a secure storage area and cannot be responsible for lost/stolen items.
  • St. Mary’s Dining Room strives to make the volunteer experience a positive one for all who generously donate their time to our agency’s mission. In our efforts to maintain this level of care it is important to have general safety guidelines for the well-being of all who volunteer.

    Out of respect and privacy for our guests, we do not permit any forms of video, photography, evangelization and/or interviews with our guests on our campus.

    PROCEDURES Please follow all staff instructions, safety and hygiene procedures, and assigned tasks. Inform staff immediately if you are not comfortable with any task(s).

    YOUTH & CHAPERONE POLICY Volunteers under 18 years of age (youth) must have an adult chaperone. One adult may chaperone up to 5 youth. • Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age to volunteer in the kitchen area. Youth under the age of 16 are welcome to volunteer in our dining room. • Chaperones MUST be actively supervising and volunteering alongside the minor(s) throughout the entire volunteer experience.

    DONATIONS Do not remove and/or consume any property or donations from St. Mary's Dining Room without the permission from SMDR staff.

    Please inform a member of staff if any problems should arise.
    Volunteers have the right to work in an environment free from harassment. This includes unwelcome verbal and/or physical conduct that degrades or shows hostility toward a staff member, another volunteer, or a guest.
  • My signature below acknowledges my understanding that my group may be photographed or captured in video recordings during my volunteer experience. I hereby authorize St. Mary’s Dining Room to publish any photography/video taken of our group for use in St. Mary’s Dining Room’s publications or other media material produced including, but not limited to: brochures, television, websites, social media and/or other marketing materials. It is understood that our participation in any publication, websites, or other media produced by St. Mary’s Dining Room, and/or an entity acting with their permission, confers upon my group and I no rights of compensation or ownership whatsoever.