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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

Get Involved

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

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


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

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

Front Desk Volunteer Opportunities

Current Needs
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

The Marketplace Volunteer Opportunities

Current Needs
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Marketplace Customer Service/Stocking

  • 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 the 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
Walmart Pick up
9:30 am

Back Up- Morning bread pickup
8:00 am

Back Up
Mobile Delivery as needed


Marketplace Delivery

 Afternoons before delivery

  • Drive Community Pathways van

  • Pick up donations from local businesses and load them into the van

  • Keep accurate temperature logs of cold food

  • Help unload and weigh donations at Community Pathways





8:30 am


8:30 am

Truck Unloading

  • This position is responsible for assisting with the unloading of trucks we receive from Channel One. 

Donation Center Opportunities




9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Donation Assistant 

  • This position is responsible for greeting and accepting the appropriate donations as designated by the Unique Finds Coordinator.

  • Sort through clothing and household items to ensure they are free from damage.

  • Write and distribute receipts when requested

  • Complete projects assigned by the UF Coordinator when necessary. 



Administrative Volunteer

  • TBD

Volunteer Applications

Online Application

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

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