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Signing up for volunteer shifts is easy! Click the heading tab that says “Volunteer” then choose “Volunteer Hub”. It will lead you right to our Volunteer Hub website where you can view openings at either St. Ben’s Community Meal or House of Peace. If you see something that works with your schedule, you can create an account in the top right corner and sign up for the shift of your choice. Group volunteers should follow the instructions provided on each ministry sites page.

To volunteer within Capuchin Community Services, one must be at least 12 years old. Depending on the type of ministry the age requirement may differ due to specific tasks. Age requirements are listed on all events and shifts on Volunteer Hub.

Court-ordered community service is offered at Capuchin Community Services through the Volunteer Coordinator only – Volunteer Hub is not to be used for completion of court-ordered hours. You must contact the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule a meeting. The age requirement for court ordered volunteers is 18 years. A background check is required of all court-ordered volunteers prior to beginning service.

Yes, the POSJ Volunteer Handbook can be found on the specific Volunteer Hub pages for St. Ben’s Community Meal and House of Peace, under “Special Instructions”. It can also be accessed here: POSJ Volunteer Guidelines Handbook 2024.pdf (volunteerhub.com) This handbook has information regarding dress code, signing-up for shifts, rules of decorum, and food safety procedures.

In general, individual volunteers wishing to return a second time to volunteer will need to complete a background check. Completion of background checks are a routine screening tool to better ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and other volunteers. Background checks are only completed on volunteers 18 years old and up and are free to the volunteer. It takes about 4-5 business days, on average, for a background check to be processed.

Anyone wanting to serve as a volunteer group must contact the volunteer coordinator directly. You can click the tab that says Volunteer, scroll down to Volunteer Groups then click Contact Capuchins Community Services Volunteer Coordinator. For all non-religious groups, one person can create an account as the “group organizer”. Once the profile is created, pick a date based on openings available on Volunteer Hub, then alert the Volunteer Coordinator on the number of volunteers you wish to bring, which should not exceed the need for that shift. The Volunteer Coordinator will then register your group for that date.