Are you looking for meaningful ways to give back to your community? Anna Marie’s Shelter in St Cloud, MN offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities that will make a real difference in the lives of women and children in need. Whether you have a few hours to spare on weekends or can dedicate your skills and expertise, there’s a volunteer role for you. Read on to find out more about the available opportunities and how you can get involved!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What jobs are available?
At Anna Marie’s Shelter, there are numerous volunteer jobs to choose from. You can become a weekend cook, a donation organizer, a child mentor, or provide front desk support. Additionally, we appreciate professionals who offer services such as haircuts, chiropractic care, or massage. The possibilities are endless!
Q: How old do you have to be to volunteer?
For group activities like weekend cooking, the minimum age requirement is 13. Volunteers under 18 must always be supervised by an adult.
Q: Do you accept court-ordered volunteers?
Unfortunately, we do not accept court-ordered volunteers.
Q: What opportunities do you have for groups?
We welcome groups of people who want to get involved at Anna Marie’s Shelter. There are various opportunities available, such as weekend cooking, organizing and sorting donations, lawn care and clean-up, playing games like BINGO, and facilitating arts and crafts or life skills groups.
Q: How large of a group will you accept?
The size of the group we can accommodate depends on the specific activity. We have previously worked with volunteer groups as small as 2 and as large as 20.
Q: Are there evening and weekend volunteer opportunities?
Yes, many of our volunteer opportunities can be scheduled during evening hours or on the weekends. We understand that people have busy schedules, and we strive to offer flexibility to make volunteering accessible to everyone.
Q: Is there a dress code?
There is a dress code, but it can vary depending on the area you will be working in. If you are assigned to the front desk, we expect business casual attire. For tasks like organizing donations or helping with lawn care, casual and comfortable clothing is suitable.
Q: Does Anna Marie’s require volunteers to go through a background check?
Absolutely. Ensuring the safety and security of our residents, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. Therefore, a criminal background check is mandatory. Don’t worry though, Anna Marie’s Alliance provides this service free of charge. If you’re part of a group, the project leader is responsible for ensuring that all members go through the background check process.
Q: Do volunteers at Anna Marie’s need prior volunteer experience?
No prior volunteer experience is necessary. Once you join us, you’ll receive information through our agency orientation and receive additional training and guidance specific to the job you choose.
Q: Will I be safe working at the shelter?
Safety and security are of utmost importance at Anna Marie’s Emergency Shelter. We have advanced security measures in place, including security cameras, an extensive alarm system, and secured entrances. Additionally, our staff is fully trained to ensure the well-being of everyone.
Q: What volunteer positions are you in need of most?
We are always looking for volunteers in all areas. What matters most to us is that you enjoy the job you’re doing while helping us fulfill our mission. We simply cannot achieve our goals without the support and dedication of wonderful and caring individuals like you!
Q: Do you have internships available? Are they paid positions?
Yes, we do offer internships; however, they are unpaid positions. For detailed information regarding available positions, requirements, and application deadlines, please download our Internship Application. You can find the internship information on our website.
Q: What is the process to become a volunteer at Anna Marie’s Alliance?
Becoming a volunteer at Anna Marie’s Alliance is a straightforward process. Start by filling out and submitting a volunteer application. After review, we will schedule a brief interview where you will complete various forms, including a background check, confidentiality agreement, and motor vehicle insurance information. You may also be required to complete our online agency orientation. Once you’ve completed these steps, you’ll be on your way to a rewarding experience working with our women and children!
Q: How long does it take to start volunteering?
The time it takes to start volunteering depends on the specific area you are interested in. It can range from as little as a week to as long as 8 weeks. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the process.
Q: I have a question that wasn’t answered here. Who should I contact?
For any unanswered questions or further information, please feel free to contact us at 320-251-7203 x252 or email VictoriaE@annamaries.org.
Join Anna Marie’s Shelter in St Cloud, MN today and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need. Together, let’s create a brighter future for our community!