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“Volunteering is an act of heroism on a grand scale. And it matters profoundly. It does more than help people beat the odds; it changes the odds.” – William J. Clinton

Volunteers are the back-bone of our operations.  Without their dedication to our organization and generous help, we could not provide the services we offer today.  There are several opportunities available within Community Pathways of Steele County, Inc.  Our volunteer opportunities are for 3-3.5 hour shifts.  You can work 1 day a month, 2 days every other week, or 1 day a week.  The amount of time is up to you.

We believe that our volunteers have a rewarding experience that brings care and compassion to others and to themselves.

 

We are proud that we serve all who are in need!

To Volunteer, stop by our location at 155 Oakdale Street SW in Owatonna or call us at 507-455-2991

Unique Finds Volunteer Opportunities

Current Needs

THURSDAY:

9:00 am - 12:00pm

FRIDAY:

12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Front Desk Position

  • Greet people as they come in

  • Assist members and customers with store questions 

  • Check customers out on the computer

  • Check cash sales out on the tablet

  • Answer the phone and direct calls as needed

  • Organize the store ( make sure things are off the floor and keep the store neat and in order

  • Color code the racks per instructions

  • Take hangers to the backroom

  • Help with projects when we are slow or have down time.

Current Needs

TUESDAY:

12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

WEDNESDAY:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

THURSDAY:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

FRIDAY:

12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Floater Position

  • Greet people as they come in

  • Assist customers with store questions

  • Start  and monitor a waiting list of member to register or shop as needed

  • Organize the store (make sure things are off the floor and keep the store in neat order)

  • Color coding the racks per instruction

  • Take hangers to the backroom

  • Help with projects when we are slow or have down time

The Marketplace Volunteer Opportunities

Current Needs

TUESDAY: 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

WEDNESDAY:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

THURSDAY: 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Marketplace Front Desk Position

  • This position will need to stay at the front desk area

  • Greet all visitors

  • Check to insure their registration is up to date and that it is their week to shop

  • If they need to register for services, direct client to a staff member

  • Assist visitors as appropriate

  • Check in donations and provide a receipt if requested

  • Assist with answering the phone

  • This position allows for some time to sit during downtimes. Other projects may be available to work on at the front desk.

Current Needs
TUESDAY: 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
THURSDAY: 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
FRIDAY:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Marketplace Assistant Position

  • This position is responsible for checking members out when they are done shopping​

  • Be available to answer any questions our customers might have

  • We will not accompany shoppers unless they request help

  • Weigh their items and record it in the data base

  • During downtime, you can assist with stocking the shelves. Keep dairy coolers, produce, and bakery items stocked.

  • We will need to work around the shoppers so they don't feel crowded

  • Move carts out of the way so they have a clear path to make their selections

  • Involves lifting up to 30 pounds in weight

Donation Center Opportunities

Current

Needs

WEDNESDAY:

12:00pm - 4:00 pm

FRIDAY:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Volunteer Applications

Volunteer by filling out our application form. Either download the electronic application (PDF) or fill out the online form now.

Online Application

Click on the Online Application button to fill out the form now via Google Forms. Please provide as much information as possible.

Mail Application

Click the Download Application button then print, complete, and mail the form to:

Community Pathways of
Steele County, MN

155 Oakdale Street

Owatonna, MN 55060