Volunteer

The Homeless Stand Down is only possible with the 500+ volunteers who support the event from start to finish.​

Online sign-ups for the Pre-Event Support, Donation Sorting, and the Homeless Stand Down are not available at this time. The HandsOn Volunteer Opportunity Calendar and this page will be updated once sign-ups are open.

Notes about Volunteering for the Cleveland Homeless Stand Down:

  • Volunteer Registration for all positions is open to the general public on a first come, first served basis.
  • All volunteers must be registered before the event. No walk-up or day-of-event volunteers will be allowed.
  • All 1st Time Stand Down Volunteers must attend a Pre-Event Overview to participate in the Homeless Stand Down. It is recommended that experienced Stand Down volunteers also attend the overview.
  • Volunteers who also want to receive services must notify HandsOn staff in advance. Please contact hsd@handsonneo.org to notify staff.
  • We need Volunteer Leaders! If you are interested in leading/co-leading an area of the Stand Down please email hsd@handsonneo.org.
     

Homeless Stand Down 2017

  • Saturday, January 20th, 7 AM - 3 PM at Public Auditorium 
  • Volunteers must be 16 and over, 18 and over for most positions
  • Great for groups of 5-20 individuals 
  • Volunteer tasks include staffing donations tables, personal shoppers, escorts, food support, etc. 
  • NO-WALK UP VOLUNTEERS WILL BE ALLOWED
 

Homeless Stand Down 2017 Donation Sorting - Pre-Event Support

  • Various days/evenings/weekends mid-December to mid-January at a sorting location (Dates & Location TBD)
  • Veteran's supplies donation sorting - various dates, late-December to early-January (Dates & Location TBD)
  • Great for youth and families
  • Great for groups of 5-10 individuals


Homeless Stand Down Setup

  • Wednesday, January 11th and Thursday, January 12th from 6-8 PM, volunteers are needed to help load donations 
  • Friday, January 13th 10 AM - 5 PM (multiple volunteer shifts) at Cleveland Public Auditorium (You MUST BE PRE-REGERSTERED TO VOLUNTEER)
  • Help set up donations, organize supplies and Stand Down space
  • Great for groups of 10-20 individuals​
  • Seeking drivers with large capacity vehicles to transport donations to the Stand Down site


Want to do more to combat poverty and homelessness? Visit our Year-Round Volunteer Calendar or email info@handsonneo.org learn more about year round ongoing opportunities to support individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Questions? Call HandsOn Northeast Ohio at (216) 432-9390 or email hsd@handsonneo.org