How to Volunteer with Compass Family Services

How Do I Become an Individual Volunteer at Compass Family Services? 


Compass Family Services offers one-time and long-term individual volunteering opportunities. Fill out our Volunteer Interest form by clicking the button above. Our Volunteer and Community Resources Manager will follow up with you in a few business days to schedule a Volunteer Tour and Orientation with you. 

What Tasks Do One Time Volunteers Do? 


If 2-3 hours per week is more than you feel comfortable committing to, occasional volunteering is for you! Compass Family Services often needs additional hands to help with events, such as back-to-school shoe and backpack drives and distribution, annual Halloween Costume giveaway, decorating program sites for holidays, Toast & Taste fundraiser, the Adopt-a-Family program, and other events and projects, such as painting or site maintenance. 

What Tasks Do Long Term Volunteers Do? 

Make a lasting impact in your community by becoming a long-term volunteer.


Administrative support We always need help with administrative tasks such as scanning, filing and shredding paper files, stuffing, labeling, sealing and stamping mailings, preparing for events, sorting and organizing donations and data entry.

Sunday Dinner Each Sunday, Congregation Sherith Israel cooks and delivers a Sunday meal for the families at Compass Family Shelter. Volunteers serve the meal so that families can relax and enjoy their dinner together.

Skill-based projects We are always looking for volunteers to contribute their talents to support us in various fields:

  • Research — You can help us stay on top of the ever evolving landscape of public policies, grants, community services and resources.

  • Digital marketing and communications — share with us your skills and creativity in graphic design, SEO, website optimization and more! 

  • Therapy — Join Compass Behavioral Health Services team as an intern to support Compass families with crisis intervention and trauma-informed therapy.

What Are the Requirements for Long-Term Volunteering? 

  • Commit to 2-3 hours, once per week for at least 3 months

  • Have a background check

  • Sign a confidentiality waiver

If you have other ideas about how to get involved, or just want to help wherever we have the greatest need, get in touch with us at