Founded in 1982,Daystar Life Centeris a community-supported non-profit organization that assists our neighbors in need with basic necessities in times of hardship in our ever-changing economy. We do this by providing services with compassion, dignity and respect and advocating for those who would otherwise go without.
We currently have the following volunteer opportunities available:
Accounting/Bookkeeping - Volunteers assisting with accounting/bookkeeping are responsible for verifying, allocating, and posting financial transactions as they come in using QuickBooks.
Clothes Closet - The Clothes Closet volunteer is responsible for sorting, sizing, and folding donated clothing items that are distributed to clients on an emergency basis at our main office.
Data Entry - The Data Entry volunteer enters the demographic information recorded by the Interviewer on each client into Daystar’s client database system. Data Entry volunteers work closely with interviewers to make certain that documentation is complete and accurate on every person seen.
Donation Pick-Ups - Responsible for driving the Daystar van to pick-up donations for our Food Pantry and Thrift Shoppe. Position requires a valid driver’s license.
Food Pantry - Food Pantry volunteers are responsible for sorting through food donations, stocking shelves, and occasionally preparing food bags to meet client needs.
Interviewer - The Interviewer meets with the client to assess their situation and determine how the agency can meet their needs. This individual provides direct assistance to the client with food, clothing, transportation, personal hygiene items, identification, and utility and rental payments and documents services given. If Daystar is unable to assist the client, the Interviewer will work to provide referrals to community providers that may be able to help.
Mail Clerk - The Mail Clerk receives and processes client mail. This individual is responsible for sorting and placing mail in client folders and distributing mail to clients who come to pick it up daily.
Maintenance/Clean-Up - Maintenance volunteers are responsible for general cleaning and up-keep in and around the building. This may include vacuuming, mopping, dusting, and picking up trash outside.
Office Assistant - The Office Assistant assists administrative staff in the overall operations and management of the Daystar office. This individual performs routine clerical tasks such as filing, letter writing, responding the telephone inquiries, proofreading documents, and various other tasks as they arise.
Receptionist - The Receptionist greets clients, helps them to register for services, produces paperwork for the client’s interview, and helps answer any questions clients may have while they wait to be seen by an Interviewer.
Special Events - The Special Events volunteer assists in the preparation, set-up, breakdown and clean-up of special events that Daystar hosts throughout the year. These events include distribution of holiday meals, Daystar’s annual Drive Away Hunger Golf Tournament, and Daystar’s annual With These Hands Breakfast.
Thrift Shoppe - There are several opportunities for volunteers working at Daystar’s Thrift Shoppe. Responsibilities may include sorting, sizing, folding and pricing donations, answering customer questions about products, regular maintenance and upkeep of the store, and processing cash and credit card transactions.
Information sessions are held the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at 226 6th Street South in downtown St. Petersburg. This session reviews the history of the organization, the clientele we serve, and the job opportunities available.
For more information about volunteering, please contact Katie Sisson at 727-498-8794 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Varies Monday - Friday
- Must have patience and compassion.