Volunteer FAQs

Answers to the most common questions about volunteering at New Life.


  • What shoes should I wear?

    If you are lifting furniture at all, you must wear closed-toed shoes with grips on the soles to avoid hurting your feet or slipping.

    For all others, closed-toed shoes are not necessary. However, wear shoes in which you are comfortable standing for long periods. 

  • What do I wear?

    Dress appropriately for the weather. Temperature control is limited at our Donation Center. In warmer weather, we have fans but no air conditioning. In colder weather, there is heat but the building is poorly insulated. 

    Our Donation Center is a warehouse, so dress in clothes you do not mind getting stained or dirty. 

  • Are there age restrictions to volunteering? 

    No one under 14 years old is permitted to volunteer at our Donation Center for safety reasons. Though we strive to create the safest environment possible for our volunteers, we are ultimately located in a warehouse and have a lot of moving parts in our operation.

    Due to COVID-19, all minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian - who also must sign up for the same volunteer shift. Any shifts led by a volunteer are closed to minors. We will reevaluate this restriction in the future.