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Volunteering is an opportunity, one that is provided for individuals who want to play a bigger part in the cycle of giving and receiving that defines the Amherst Survival Center. Engaging volunteers in our work is also part of our mission.

Volunteers are needed from 9:00 am-3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and on Thursdays from 9:00 am-7:00 pm. Most volunteers help for 3 hours/week for 3 months or more (many stay for years!).

Volunteer Coordinator: Carleen Basler

Carleen can be reached by e-mail at carleen@amherstsurvival.org or by phone at 549-3968 ext 111.



Join the team of 200+ people that connect our neighbors to food, clothing, health care and community at the Amherst Survival Center each week.  Current volunteer opportunities here.

Help cook, serve, clean, stock, shop, organize, greet, unload, pick-up, drive…. 

Most people volunteer for one three hour shift/week for three months.

50% of our volunteers stay for over a year.

For corporations, community groups, and teams, you may be interested in these group volunteer opportunities.


If you’re interested in volunteering, please:

  • Review our Volunteer Guidelines and what volunteers are needed to do (see below). Please keep in mind what we currently need can vary.
  • Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Carleen Basler and let her know of your interest. ALL volunteers need to attend a volunteer orientation.
  • Download and complete the ASC Volunteer Application 2016 and bring it with you to the Volunteer Orientation or you’ll be provided with one to complete at the Orientation.

Click on this: ASC Volunteer Handbook 2015-2016 to download and review our new Volunteer Handbook!

Volunteers at the Amherst Survival Center:

Are you ready?

All new volunteers must first attend an orientation. Check the schedule of upcoming volunteer orientations and see what orientation date looks good for you.


We appreciate your interest!