Volunteer at ACO:

There are a variety of opportunities and invaluable experiences for volunteers at ACO.

We welcome groups and individuals to join us as we work together to make a genuine difference in the lives of the people we serve!

Volunteer Opportunities:

Resale and Donation Center- Assisting staff with sorting and processing donations at our Resale location

Food Pantry- Assisting staff with accepting donations, sorting donated items, and stocking pantry shelves

Office- Assisting staff with clerical work, including answering phones and greeting guests at the front desk

Cares Center- Assisting staff with sorting and processing donations

Seasonal Events- Seasonal work during our Thanksgiving, Holiday, and School Supplies programs

Donation Drives- Create a food drive from your neighborhood, at your school, work, or other organization


We offer corporate & group team building at our Food Pantry and Resale and Donation Center

Volunteer Registration:

  • All volunteers must complete the application below
  • Volunteers 18 and older will receive an email from Sterling Volunteers to process a background check. Fill out the form and pay the $18 processing fee. It takes 3-5 business days to process the background check once payment has been received. You will be notified by email once you have been approved
  • Volunteers ages 15-17 may volunteer without a parent or adult present 
  • With permission of the Volunteer Services Manager, Children ages 12-14 may volunteer with a parent or adult present with them at all times
  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to volunteer due to safety concerns. For other ideas on how your family can make a difference, email Colleen at cjohnson@acocares.org


We welcome Court Appointed Community Service Volunteers. Anyone with a felony, theft, or assault on their record is not eligible to volunteer.

ACO Volunteer Registration

***If you do not get an email from Sterling Volunteers in the next 2 days, please call Colleen Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator
972-727-9131 or email

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