Individual Volunteer Application

Welcome Volunteers! We can use the help of volunteers in our kitchen, dining room, facilities and hygiene centers. Please be informed of the CDC & County's COVID-19 advisory. Please do not volunteer if you are ill or have symptoms of illness.

  • At this time, we are not accepting student/interns in our Medical/Dental Clinic. For Medical/Dental Professionals interested in volunteering, please contact us at (209) 467-0703 or
  • Volunteerism

  • 1. Women and Children's Hygiene Center: Assist with sorting, organizing and distributing hygiene goods and clothing to our guests. The after hours restocking shift is 12:30-3:00pm
    2. Kitchen/Dining Room: Assist with meal prep, service and general cleanining.
    3. Facilities Maintenance: Assist with campus grounds keeping.
    4. Laundry Room: Assist with sorting, folding and hanging clothing.
  • When are you available to volunteer? (Please mark all that apply)

  • In Case of Emergency Contact

  • 1. Long pants (No legs, ankle or feet showing).
    2. T-Shirt or Long Sleeve Shirt
    3. Non Slip or Tennis Shoes (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 I and/or my party, 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 me/my party 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 my 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 me no rights of compensation or ownership whatsoever.