Volunteers make the world a more just and peaceful place. Catholics and non-Catholics alike, our volunteers serve those in need, regardless of color, creed or circumstance.
Through the Society, volunteer opportunities are just as diverse as the people who serve. Whether you can give a day, a year or the rest of your life, there is a need for your time, your talents and your interests!
Volunteers with St Vincent de Paul can give their time in 3 main ways. Read below to learn more!
Program Volunteers support the operations of our systemic change programs. They either serve in groups with short-term projects like donation drives or service days, or in regular ongoing assistance, like client intake and reception at our St. Vincent center.
Program volunteers can either serve in groups with major short-term projects like donation drives or service days, or in regular ongoing assistance, like client intake and reception at our St. Vincent center or Pharmacy.
Become a Conference Member
While its not required, many volunteers commit to membership in one of our local conferences (chapters). These Society members, called Vincentians, gather on a regular basis for spiritual growth, friendship and service. Teams of two make home visits and provide emotional, spiritual and material support to their neighbors in need.
Making home visits is a beautiful, life-changing, and sometimes difficult ministry. Our conferences provide fellowship, ongoing spiritual support, retreats and training opportunities for Vincentians in order to help them help others.
Contact your neighborhood Catholic parish and ask if they have a St. Vincent de Paul conference. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thrift Store Support
Thrift Stores team members assist with many daily tasks at our two thrift stores, including:
- Recovering and straightening sections of the store
- Maintaining cleanliness of property
- Sorting, organizing, and shelving merchandise
- Administrative office assistance
Thrift Store volunteers play a very important role in volunteering for the Society, as proceeds from sales go to support our regional programs! Learn more about our Thrift Stores.