Volunteers help the Damiano Center to meet the tremendous demand for services and ensure that our programs are effective, efficient, and sustainable.

We have the following opportunities available:

Community Kitchen


  • Assist with the preparation and serving of meals and clean up after meal service. Volunteers work in groups of up to five with a cook and dishwasher.

  • Pick up baked goods and other foods at Cub Foods (and other locations as needed) and deliver to the Damiano Center for use in meal programs.


Kids' Kitchen


  • Assist with the preparation and serving of meals.

  • Assist or lead activities with the kids and help with clean up.


Free Store


  • Assist in acceptance, sorting, and display of donated items.

  • Assist donors and shoppers with their needs.




Assist in the cleaning and general upkeep of the building.

Sign up to Volunteer


If you are interested in volunteering, please download and complete this application. Email it to our volunteer coordinator.


Email our volunteer coordinator with any questions: volunteer@damianocenter.org

For safety reasons, volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Younger kids can participate in a few different ways. Please see our list of engagement opportunities for younger kids.

Court-Ordered Community Service

If you are required to complete community service hours by the court or corrections system, please call John at 218-336-1031.