Get Involved

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at The Kearney Center. There are many different ways to offer your talents and services, both as an individual or as part of a group in support of our mission of providing a safe, respectful environment for people experiencing homelessness.

Volunteer Opportunities


Possible opportunities include:

  • prepare and serve meals in the kitchen
  • clerical support
  • computer tutor to job seekers
  • assist in laundry facility
  • provide haircuts
  • coordinate a collection drive for needs and supplies
  • assist in the dormitory wings
  • serve as a receptionist in CESC Health Services

The availability of these and other opportunities often fluctuates, based on the number of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities will be discussed at the orientation conducted four times each month (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) by the Volunteer Coordinator.


Possible opportunities include:

  • serve meals in dining room
  • neighborhood clean-up
  • coordinate a collection drive for needs and supplies

In addition, for those individuals and groups that have a particular talent or area of expertise, possibilities exist for conducting classes or activities that might address special interests for our residents that support program goals. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Expectations & Responsibilities

As support staff, all volunteers are expected to adhere to the same policies and procedures, the same dress code, and the same standards of behavior expected of paid staff.  Above all, they must demonstrate dignity and respect to our residents at all times.  More details about these will be provided during the mandatory orientation.

Easy Next Steps: Apply Today

The first step is to complete and submit a Volunteer Application.  A paper copy can also be obtained by request at the Central Control Booth here at the Center.

Next, with the exception of kitchen volunteers and large groups, all volunteers are required to participate in a 45-60 minute orientation where you will learn more about what we do at The Kearney Center, discuss volunteer policies and procedures in more detail, take a tour of the facility, and learn how to sign-up online for volunteer opportunities of interest.

Volunteering In The Kitchen

Interested in volunteering in our Kitchen? Please email our Food Service Manager for available dates and times or visit the kitchen volunteer page to sign up on-line.




© 2015 The Kearney Center
2650 Municipal Way Tallahassee, FL. 32304
Phone:(850) 792-9000
Fax: (850) 536-6053

The Kearney Center is focused on eradicating homelessness throughout Tallahassee and the Big Bend region.

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