How Can I Help?

Opportunity Place relies on Volunteers and Interns to provide services for the clients and keep the shelter operating. We are always on the lookout for individuals and groups not afraid to roll up their sleeves to help other. The shelter only has four employees, so help is always needed.

We take a “skills-based” approach when working with volunteers. In other words, we like to match your skills / interest to specific tasks / needs at the shelter. For example, if you have skills or an interest in one of the following areas your placement might be:

Administrative / Clerical: Clerical tasks, tracking volunteer hours, writing thank you letters, answering phones, filing, light bookkeeping

Social Work: Working with clients / families, responding to inquiries from callers in need of help; resource development

Maintenance / Repair: Great for groups interested in “team building,” grounds maintenance, painting, light repairs

Activities / Arts: Group activities with children / families, art projects, holiday parties

Logistics: Organizing pantry, storage unit / shed, Community Food Distribution program (Weds)

Client Assistance: Mentoring, budgeting, resume writing, job application, transport to appointments

Marketing / Social Media / Writers: Design or distribute marketing materials, post on social media write articles, newsletters, e-blasts, letters, e-blasts, grants

Sign Me Up!

Please contact our Services Coordinator at 850-200-4847 or email at We look forward to hearing from you.