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Volunteers are key to our ability to provide shelter and care to the homeless in Lake County, Ohio. Our volunteers tell us they believe they earn benefits far beyond the amount of effort required of them, and it’s a real way to make a difference in someone’s life and within the community.

If you’re curious, interested, have questions or just would like to know more, please feel free to contact our Volunteer Services Director, Missy Knight, at (440) 354-6417 ext. 106, or e-mail her at

To get started, choose an area of interest from the list below. You can then complete this Online Application, mail a completed paper Volunteer Application to 25 Freedom Road, Painesville, Ohio 44077, or fax it to (440) 392-0114.

Here are some ways you can get involved:


Volunteer in the adult shelter or Families Moving Forward
Pack lunch bags
Pack lunch bags for our shelter guests
Shelter Ministry

Share through Word or song in our shelter ministry

Provide a dinner

Make or sponsor a dinner for our shelter guests

Help with labor

Help with facilities work in or around our building

Coordinate a collection

Coordinate a Collection Drive to provide supplies for the shelter


Donate items from our Current Needs List

Tell others

Tell others in person and like/share and keep in touch with us on Facebook TwitterLinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube