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Group Volunteer Application

Group Volunteer Application

Welcome Groups!

    Please schedule all volunteer opportunities with the Volunteer Manager. The GROUP max is volunteers per kitchen or dining room. You may schedule for both areas totaling 10 volunteers per meal service. Applications are to be completed by only the group leader.



    Volunteers under 18 must have an adult chaperones. Chaperones must be actively supervising alongside the minor(s) at all times. 1 adult may chaperone up to 5 minors.

    Volunteer Opportunities (Please mark the opportunities you are interested in)

    Department Description

    Kitchen: Assist with meal preparation, filling meal containers, service, and general cleaning.
    Dining Room: Assist with distributing meal boxes, beverages and general cleaning.

    Secondary or Emergency Contact

    Volunteer Guidelines


    • Long pants (No Legs, ankles, feet showing)
    • T-Shirt or Long Sleeve Shirt
    • Non Slip or Tennis Shoes (No sandals or high heels)
    • Aprons, hairnets and gloves will be provided.
    • A baseball cap can be worn in place of our hairnets.
    ATTN: Please do not bring any personal belongings (purses, backpacks, etc.) We do not have a secure storage area and cannot be responsible for lost/stolen items.


    Out of respect and privacy for our guests, we do not permit any forms of video, photography, evangelization and/or interviews with our guests on our campus.


    Volunteers under 18 years of age (youth) must have an adult chaperone. 1 adult may chaperone up to 5youth.
    Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age to volunteer in the kitchen area. Chaperones MUST be actively supervising and volunteering alongside the minor(s) throughout the entire volunteer experience. DONATIONS Removing any donations including: food, clothing, property, etc. from SMDR without the permission form only SMDR DIrectors and/our CEO, will result in termination. Volunteers do not receive any form of compesation for ther service. INFORM a staff member if any problems should arise. Volunteers have the right to work in an environment free from harassment. This includes unwelcome verbal and/or physical conduct that degrades or shows hostility toward a staff member, another volunteer, or a guest.


    This Release and Waiver of Liability (“Release”) by the volunteer(s) and the St. Mary’s Community Services a nonprofit organization, located at 545 W. Sonora Street, Stockton, CA 95203. Volunteer understands that the scope of Volunteer’s relationship with Nonprofit Agency is limited to a volunteer position and that no compensations is expected in return for services provided by Volunteer; that Nonprofit will not provide any benefits traditionally associated with employment for Volunteer, and that Volunteer is responsible for his/her own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury or illness as a result of Volunteer’s services to Nonprofit Agency.
    • 1. Waiver and Release
      • a. Volunteer releases and holds harmless Nonprofit Agency and each of its board members, officers, agents from any and all liability, claims and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise, or may hereafter arise from the services Volunteer provides to Nonprofit Agency.
      • b. Volunteer acknowledges that this Release discharges Nonprofit Agency and its board members, officers, agents from any liability or claim with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from the services Volunteer provides.
      • c. Volunteer releases and forever discharges Nonprofit Agency and its board members, officers, agents from any claim whatsoever which may arise or may hereafter arise on account of first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered in connection with an emergency during the time Volunteer is providing services to Nonprofit Agency.
    • 2. Insurance
      • a. Volunteer understands and acknowledges that Nonprofit Agency does not assume responsibility providing Volunteer with financial or other assistance, including, but not limited to, medical, health or disability, or general liability insurance of any nature in the event Volunteer incurs injury, illness or personal property damage.
    • 3. Assumption of Risk
      • a. Volunteer understands that the services provided by Volunteer to Nonprofit Agency may include activities that may be hazardous and inherently dangerous (including but not limited to, use of construction materials, electrical conduits, lifting of heavy materials, etc.).
      • b. Volunteer expressly assumes the risk of injury or harm from these activities and releases Nonprofit Agency and its board members, officers and agents from all liability from harm incurred.
    • 4. Photographic Release
      • a. Volunteer grants and conveys to Nonprofit Agency all rights, title and interests in any and all photographs, images, video, or audio recordings of Volunteer made by Nonprofit Agency in connections with Volunteer services to Nonprofit Agency.
    • 5. Governing Law
      • a. Volunteer expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of California and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with California State laws.
    • 6. Severability
      • a. Volunteer and Nonprofit Agency agree that should any clause or provision of this Release be deemed invalid, the enforceability of the remaining provisions of the Release shall not be affected.
    By electronically signing this application, Volunteer expresses their understanding and intent to enter into this Release and Waiver of Liability willingly and voluntarily and promises to partner with Nonprofit Agency throughout the duration of the volunteering partnership in perpetuity.

    I have read and understand the volunteer guidelines. I will share the guidelines with my group prior to service. If my group does not follow the guidelines, we will be asked to leave.

    NOTE: Applications are valid for 12 months. Do not submit additional applications to schedule!

    You will be redirected to the Volunteer Instructions Page if your application was successfully submited.