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Helping Hands Resources



Helping Hands has no paid staff. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the organization. Our sixty+ volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and range in age from teens to some in their 80's. Volunteers donated over 6,000 hours during 2012.

Helping Hands volunteers have these common traits:

  • they demonstrate sincere empathy toward all people

  • they are non-judgmental

  • they are committed to being a team player

  • they demonstrate good social and communication skills

Individuals who are interested in becoming a Helping Hands volunteer need to complete a Volunteer Application Form. They also must agree to arrange for an interview and a shop orientation with our Volunteer Coordinator. A three-hour training session is mandatory before a new volunteer can be assigned to work with clients during open hours.

Volunteers have great flexibility in the frequency of their assignment in the schedule. For example:

  • some work on the same day, each week from 9:a.m. until 12:00 noon.

  • others work once a month on the same day. (third Saturday, for example).

  • some others choose to work a floating schedule and fill in whenever a need arises.

  • we do have several  volunteers who choose to volunteer for special projects- transporting merchandise to storage, assisting with Christmas events for clients or maintaining the grounds.


Hours of Operation:  9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon daily EXCEPT Friday, Sunday and Holidays.
1755 13th St SE.- Salem, OR 97302
Phone:  503.364.9936   clothinghelp@comcast.net