Thank you for your interest in volunteering at COTS! Because we are a transitional shelter and our residents live here 24/7, our volunteer opportunities are a bit different from most other organizations.
Our primary volunteer need is through our Meal Ministry program, where you can make a difference by providing heartwarming meals for our residents. You can also help by holding a linens drive for new, twin-size bedding or by donating items from our fall or holiday wish lists.
- Meal Ministry. Volunteers prepare a home-cooked meal for about 20 or 40 people (your choice) and deliver it to our residence. No serving is involved — just prep and delivery. Our residents set up, serve and clean up. Even if you aren’t fond of cooking, you can still be a Meal Minister! Many Meal Ministers order pizza or other carry-out for our residents.
- Special Events and Projects. Occasionally we may have seasonal opportunities, such as The Family Radio Network’s “Help for the Homeless” hygiene drive or our Holiday Social, and special projects, such as mailings or landscaping assistance. When these opportunities become available, they are posted on our Facebook page.
If you’d like to sign up to be a Meal Minister or if you are interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities or wish list needs, please contact the Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 734-3609, Option 1.