COVID - Volunteers

May 17, 2020:

We are not accepting new volunteers at this time. Once our registered volunteers have had an opportunity to reintegrate, we will examine our volunteer needs and update them appropriately. More information should be available by June 1st. 


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Dear Volunteers,

This is certainly an unusual and stressful time. We appreciate that so many dedicated volunteers want to help through this emergency situation. We also acknowledge that for many of you, your time spent volunteering at St. Joe’s provides a sense of purpose and connection that is so vital to an overall sense of well-being.

During this time, however, the board and staff recognize the importance of placing everyone’s health and safety as our top priority. If illness were to spread at St. Joe’s, it could mean that we aren’t able to serve our clients. Making sure our clients have access to nutrition is still our top priority, and we must take actions to minimize the risk to our mission. Therefore, we have drastically altered our service and are currently operating with far fewer volunteers than usual.

To minimize the number of people in the building at any time, registered volunteers should only report if they have signed up for a spot.

Use the link sent in email to signup, or email Leah at lthibodeau@stjoesfoodprogram.org or Traci at tjunkins@stjoesfoodprogram.org to see what is available and where help is needed.

Please do not signup to volunteer if:

  • You are 65 or older
  • You, or anyone you've been in contact with, is sick or has a cough or fever
  • You, or anyone in your home, has underlying health conditions
  • You, or anyone in your home, have recently returned from travel 

Please check your email regularly for updates. If you haven’t given us your email in the past, now would be a great time to do that. You can also watch this space for further updates on volunteering.

If you are not currently a registered volunteer:

Because we are limiting the number of people allowed in the building, we may not be able to bring you on at this time. However, things are changing rapidly. If you’re interested in volunteering, you can complete our volunteer application found HERE. Please understand that we may not be able to respond to your request in a timely fashion as we work through this emergency situation.

Please check back here for future updates on volunteering. Thank you!

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