Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Torres Community Shelter!  Our volunteers do an amazing amount of work at the shelter, and we absolutely could not exist without them.


How to Volunteer


Please read the Volunteer Opportunities below to get an idea of our areas of need.  If you feel like you are a good fit for one or more of those areas, please fill out our Volunteer Application. (Insert Link)


Monitor Assistants/Daily Living Services


Assists our staff in providing services for the guests.  There are both morning and evening volunteer shifts available.


Meal Providers


 An evening meal is served each evening at 6:00 p.m.  Meal providers prepare, cook, serve and clean up after their dinner service.  This is a great option for groups of volunteers.

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Volunteer Application Process


Step 1:  Online Application


Fill out and submit the online application.

If you are a large group of volunteers, please only fill out one Volunteer Application then contact Cheryl, our volunteer coordinator.


Step 2:    Background Check


We perform background checks on all staff and volunteers.


Step 3:  Phone Interview


After we have processed your application, we will call you for a brief phone interview where we can get to know you a bit more and discuss our current volunteer needs.


Step 4:  Tour the Facility


The best way to get to know usi s to tour our facility.  You will learn about our daily routines, what services we offer our guests, and meet some of our wonderful staff and volunteers.


Step 5:  Get on the Schedule


After your have completed steps 1-4, we can discuss your schedule and get your on our volunteer calendar.



Torres Community Shelter

101 Silver Dollar Way

Chico, Ca. 95928

(530) 891-9048