How to Help





Financial Donations

ROOF Community Services is completely supported by grants and donations. Any financial donations, large or small, are accepted at any time of year. You may request that your donation support a specific program, or allow us to determine where the greatest need is.

Donations can be mailed to:
ROOF Community Services
PO Box 312
Rochester, WA 98579

Donations can be made in person at:
ROOF Community Services
10140 Highway 12 SW
Rochester, WA 98579

Donations can be made online by clicking here.

All donations are greatly appreciated,
no matter the size!

In Kind Donations

Food Bank: We accept donations for the Food Bank throughout the year. For a list of most needed items, please click here.

Operation Santa: We accept financial donations, new clothing, and new toys for low-income children during November and December. Individuals and groups may also choose to “adopt” a family and provide gifts to all the children in that family.

Back to School Supplies: New backpacks and school supplies are needed in August to give to low-income children in the Rochester School District.

ROOF is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.


Volunteers are essential to a variety of programs at ROOF. Please read through the information below to learn more about how to volunteer at ROOF and what opportunities are available. Please contact ROOF with any questions or to learn more.

How to Volunteer

ROOF serves a variety of vulnerable clients, including children and seniors. In order to ensure their safety, ROOF staff screen volunteers. All volunteers are asked to complete a short intake form and background check. Depending on the duration and nature of the volunteer assignment, volunteers may be fingerprinted. You can download a copy of the application packet here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Community Projects
Back to School Supplies: Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute school supplies. This project takes place in mid-August.

Operation Santa
Volunteers are needed during the second and third week in December to help collect and distribute clothing and toys.

Food Bank
The Food Bank needs volunteers to help distribute food during big events like Thanksgiving Turkey Baskets. Another important way community members can help is by organizing a Food Drive through their work, church, or organizations. Please contact Cindy for ideas and materials to help you organize a Food Drive.

Kids’ Place
Kids’ Place volunteers are needed to help 1st-5th grade students with homework and practicing reading, writing, and math skills. Having volunteers at Kids’ Place means kids receive more one-on-one help. ROOF staff are always present with volunteers during Kids’ Place. Volunteers are also needed who can share a special skill such as Arts and Crafts, dance, building, gardening, or outdoor activities.

Student Volunteer Hours
Middle, High School, or College students needing service hours can volunteer at ROOF. Students can volunteer with a specific program or try a wide variety of activities. Examples of volunteer activities include tutoring beginning readers, helping with Arts and Crafts, sorting and packaging food in the Food Bank, and performing light clerical work. Volunteers also are needed for projects such as food drives and Operation Santa. For more information, please contact ROOF at 273-6375.


ROOF is available as an internship site for college students interested in pursuing a career in the social services field. To learn more about the opportunities available at ROOF, please call Kellie McNelly at 273-6375.


Any donations, large or small, are accepted at any time of year. GO