How you can help
We welcome Donations and Volunteers. Peter Maurin, co-founder with Dorothy Day of the Catholic Worker movement and the person chiefly responsible for the movement’s visionary qualities once said, “People who are in need and are not afraid to beg, give to people not in need the occasion to do good for goodness’ sake.” We hope Maurin’s vision will inspire financial support and volunteerism for the St. Francis - St. Joseph Worker House.
Soup Kitchen Servers
Individual or group volunteers help serve in the Soup Kitchen during lunch. The Soup Kitchen is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Youth groups are encouraged to volunteer with adult supervision.
Cooks and Providers
Groups are invited to provide and prepare an entire Soup Kitchen meal. This volunteer ministry is a fun experience for a group or family unit. Your group can volunteer on a regularly scheduled basis, or anytime throughout the year. You may come in the day before and prepare the food in the Worker House kitchen ahead of time, even plan your own menu. We prefer that you provide your own ingredients, but the House will buy what you need with sufficient notice. Plan to provide and prepare food for approximately 100 homeless people for the midday meal.
We also provide sack lunches for our Guests that can be taken to the job. Providers prepare and pack sack lunches for about 15 people each work day.
Volunteers also help us maintain our building, do minor repairs, and other maintenance related tasks. Volunteers with home repair skills are particularly needed. We are also in need of maintenance supplies.