Forty years ago, a group of compassionate community members wanted to make a difference. Together, they founded Union Station Homeless Services. Today, volunteers continue to be essential to our life-saving work.

Whether you volunteer in our kitchens to prepare meals for our clients; at our facilities to provide child care; or in our offices to help with administrative work, you will be a valuable member of our family when you volunteer at Union Station Homeless Services.

Volunteer opportunities are varied, and we do our best to match volunteers with a position that suits their interests and skills.

How to Volunteer:

  •  Orientations are currently filled until OctoberNew volunteers will need to fill out an application and attend an orientation.
  • To apply and sign up for a future orientation please CLICK HERE to access the application.
  • To view some of the current volunteer opportunities, CLICK HERE

Current Volunteers: CLICK HERE to access your volunteer account.

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to volunteer for the Dinner-in-the-Park events on Thanksgiving and Christmas, there is a separate online registration which begins on Nov. 1st for Thanksgiving and  Dec. 1st for Christmas at 8am. The application will only be available at those times.


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Watch the video below to hear the staff talk about the amazing support our volunteers provide


Union Station Homeless Services is certified by CaliforniaVolunteers as a Service Enterprise

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We are so grateful for the local businesses who generously support our volunteers. Here are just a few of our partners:

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