1. What do volunteers do at The Next Door?
Volunteers support The Next Door in a variety of different roles. Please see the list of volunteer opportunities for more information. If you do have a special talent or skill that you would like to share with our clients and don’t see an opportunity that matches it, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to see if there is a need. We will do our best to place you in a volunteer role that is meaningful for you and meets the needs of The Next Door.
2. How old do you have to be to volunteer?
Volunteers have to be 18 years old. Younger volunteers are only allowed at special occasions/events with the supervision of their parent or guardian, who has to be an active volunteer with The Next Door.
3. Do you offer group volunteer opportunities?
Volunteers are welcome to serve in groups for specific roles and projects. All individuals in those groups have to be active volunteers with The Next Door and have completed the application process. Groups that are looking for one-time opportunities are encouraged to inquire about a collection drive to support our mission.
4. Are there any special requirements?
Volunteers will need to complete a background check. An annual TB test is required for all regular volunteers that are in the facility four or more times a month with direct client contact.
5. What is the volunteer commitment?
Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 6 months of volunteer service with The Next Door, with at least one shift per month.
6. Does The Next Door have a need for collection drives?
The Next Door appreciates collection drives to support our mission and help us to acquire most needed items. Please check our up-to-date list of needed items or contact the Volunteer Coordinator for other collection drive ideas.