I’ve volunteered/attended an orientation session in the past, but it’s been a while, do I still have to attend an orientation session?
No, you do not have to attend another orientation session. If you haven’t created a volunteer profile, please do so here.

1. If you’ve never volunteered with FONP, you will fill out a volunteer application.
2. Once we get your application, we will email you a list of upcoming orientation dates. Sign up for the one that best fits your schedule. (OR Sign up for an orientation session. IF we can have a separate calendar for people to schedule their own orientation sessions)
3. You’ll be able to sign up for available volunteer shifts 24 hours after attending orientation.

Any children under the age of 15 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during their volunteer shift. Children must be at least 7 years of age in order to volunteer.

Yes, absolutely! Just make sure they are signed up as well.

Dress comfortably for the weather and wear something that you wouldn’t mind getting a little dirty. You’ll be working with food and clothing and will be helping us with cleaning tasks as well.

If you know you cannot make your volunteer shift at least 48 hours in advance, you can easily reschedule your shift on our website. If you have a last minute emergency and cannot make your shift, please email happinesscreator@friendsofnightpeople.com or leave a message at 716-884-5375 ext. 202.

We are located at 394 Hudson Street, Buffalo, NY 14201, on the corner of Hudson Street and Wadsworth Street.

You can park on any of the streets around Friends of Night People. Hudson St., St. John’s PI., or Arlington PI. are recommended.

If you’re bringing a group to help out during our dinner service, you can bring 6-14 people.
If you’re bringing a group to help out during the day, you can bring 5-15 people.

After one person from the group fills out a volunteer application online and attends an orientation session, reach out to Patty at happinesscreator@friendsofnightpeople.com to book an available slot.

Please reach out to Patty at happinesscreator@friendsofnightpeople.com with any additional questions.

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