July 2021 update: With the state’s reopening in June, we are just as excited as you to welcome back volunteers inside our shelter. Although we would be thrilled to have you back in person today, your safety, the safety of fellow volunteers, and the safety of our guests and staff remains our top priority, which is why we aren’t racing to the finish line just yet and why we are taking the time to thoughtfully plan. Please check back for updates on the status of our volunteer program.

Please note: Most volunteer opportunities are currently suspended as a result of the pandemic. Call 530-615-0852 or email info@hhshelter.org for assistance.

As a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, Hospitality House relies heavily on the dedicated involvement of volunteers to succeed in its mission of caring for those in our community in need. Volunteers act as liaisons between the shelter community and the public at large. With limited paid staff members, volunteers play a crucial role in delivering services to our guests.

Volunteer Orientation/Training: A volunteer orientation and training is offered to introduce new volunteers to the history and operations of Hospitality House, volunteer guidelines and roles. This training will be given prior to beginning your volunteer experience. Small group and private trainings are scheduled frequently, or shadowing a current volunteer is another form of training used in some positions. Please call the Community Engagement Officer, Kindy McCullough, at (530) 575-2027 to discuss tours, training or orientation.

Please note: Anyone under the age of 18 must be directly supervised by an adult volunteer, and any children who accompany adult volunteers should be at least 12 years old.

Volunteer Opportunities with Hospitality House:

Utah’s Place

Bread & Roses Thrift

To contact Leah Farkas our Volunteer Manager, click here.

Thank you for your volunteer interest.

Our organization encourages the participation of volunteers who support our mission. If you agree with our mission and are willing to be interviewed and trained in our procedures, we encourage you to complete a volunteer application.

To apply, please complete the fields in the form below. Fields marked with a ‘*’ are required. We will send you an email outlining the next steps in our application process after we have received and reviewed your application.

Hospitality House is now using an online system for its volunteers, for help with this system and for more information see Using the Online Volunteer System.

All the information you provide to us will be kept confidential.

Once you have completed the form, click the Continue button at the bottom of the form. Thank you for your interest in Hospitality House.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering.
A Special Thank You:

It’s hard to say goodbye to Betsy and the entire Mountain Stream Meditation Center cooking team who make dinners at Hospitality House so special for guests–and have been doing so for several years! Sadly, Jan. 28, 2019 was their last night cooking in the kitchen. Thank you for the countless home-cooked meals. We are grateful to each and every one of you. You will be greatly missed!

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1262 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Shelter Line: (530) 271-7144

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