Hastings Family Service is proud to be a certified Service Enterprise.  A Service Enterprise is a nationally recognized organization that effectively uses volunteers to meet its mission.


Last year over 400 volunteers contributed 28,763 hours of service to Hastings Family Service. We rely on volunteers to deliver help and hope through a variety of positions throughout the agency.  

Ongoing Volunteers

The majority of our volunteers work on a regular basis.  They commit to a weekly four hour shift in one program area.  We also have volunteers who work as a substitute (filling in when our regular volunteers are unable to make their shift), or on an on call basis through our Just Friends and Meals and Wheels programs.  Most of our ongoing opportunities require volunteers to be at least 18 years of age or older.  We ask for a minimum of a four month commitment for all of our ongoing volunteer opportunities.

Short Term & Youth Volunteers

Hastings Family Service often needs short term volunteers to help with special events like School Supplies, Project Share, clothes sorting, food drives, and more!  

Group Volunteers

Due to space restrictions we are often unable to accept requests for group volunteer opportunities.  However, depending on the size and age level of your group we can often suggest ideas for service the can be done off site.  Please contact us  for more information.

Current Volunteer Needs

The Market

 Friday afternoon and substitute

shifts available

Rivertown Treasures

Weekly and substitute shifts available

Donation Center

Saturday afternoon and substitute

shifts available

Rivertown Treasures Sorters

Weekly morning and afternoon

shifts available

Just Friends

Drivers needed

help and hope

since 1970