Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed

A large number of volunteers from the San Joaquin area come to Stockton Shelter throughout the year to help the homeless. Our Shelter is open 24/7, 365 days a year and houses about 350 men, women and children per day. Because of the hands-on labor required to provide the services we offer, volunteers are always needed.

We appreciate your help

Whether playing with the children, tutoring, doing landscaping, fixing up a room or one of the many other projects available, your help is always appreciated.


Free Parking

Free parking is available on-site.

Become a volunteer today!

Please contact our volunteer coordinator Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4pm
Email Us

(209) 465-3612

Call Us


Can I fulfill community service hours at the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless?
I have things to donate to Stockton Shelter for the Homeless.
My group wants to do a special project.
What is the minimum age for volunteering?

Yes you can do your community service hours here.  If you need to do them for school, getting a ticket or for the general assistance program we let you do them here. You would just need to bring in your paperwork for the staff to review and fill out our volunteer application before starting.

Donations can be delivered to the Stockton Shelter anytime between 8am and 8pm seven days a week. Monetary donations accepted as well. Please contact the Shelter for further information, or check our our Shelter Wish List for a list of items and projects you can help with!

Let us know the details and nature of project, and the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you. You can call us at (209) 465-3612

We accept volunteers of all ages. However, if you are under the age of 18 you will need a parent/guardian signature on your volunteer application before you can volunteer here. Depending on the size and age range of your group, we may ask that young volunteers be accompanied by an adult. Contact our volunteer coordinator for details. Or email at