“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 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

Front Desk Volunteer Opportunities

Current Needs
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30
12:00 pm - 4:30 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
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 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 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
Thursday or Friday
morning - TBD
Back Up -

Tuesday and Thursday,
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Back Up- Morning bread pickup
8:30 am

Back Up
Mobile Delivery as needed

Truck Unloading
Monday 9:00 am
Wednesday 8:30 am


Marketplace Delivery

 Afternoons before delivery

  • Collect the order sheet for each client.

  • Write down member ID numbers on the boxes

  • Utilize the forms to pack the dry goods

  • Check off packed items and put forms in box.

  • Place boxes in designated area for cold pack preparation.

 Day of delivery

  • Pack cold products in the boxes and check off items that have been finished.

  • Place completed boxes on cart to be loaded in van for delivery

 Delivery Driver

  • Place boxes in the van

  • Upon arrival to contact client to inform them that you are there

  • Deliver box to client

  • Place paperwork into the correct folder for the next months deliveries


Donation Center Opportunities




12:00pm - 4:00 pm


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. 

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