More than 3,700 St. Patrick Center volunteers each year donate 45,000 hours sorting donations, working fundraising events, performing administrative duties, serving lunch, making casseroles and salads, and more.


It’s important for St. Patrick Center to connect on the local and state levels in relation to advocacy efforts for the population we serve.  Local and state governments are where we can gain the most credibility, and create the most immediate change.  With a new Mayor in St. Louis City and a new Missouri Governor, now is the time to build and rebuild relationships with help from a volunteer.
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The first step to volunteering is to complete one of the forms below. Due to the high volume of volunteer requests, you will receive an email response within seven business days.

Individual Volunteer Interest Form
Group Volunteer Interest Form

Please Note: St. Patrick Center is not able to book assignments for court-mandated community service hours at this time.

St. Patrick Center volunteer opportunities include:


Come help support those that have served at our Veterans Day 5K on November 11! Volunteers are needed for set-up, registration, water stations, fan clubs, and much more. Sign-up online using our volunteer portal.

Visit our events page to learn more about upcoming events and how you can be involved.


Come together with a group of friends or family to participate in this new volunteer opportunity. Volunteer in our commercial kitchen or your own home to prepare casseroles for St. Patrick Center and Biddle Housing Opportunities Center to serve as meals.
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Serving meals is our most popular volunteer activity. Volunteers are needed for serving breakfast, lunch and dinner each day to our clients and to the public. All shifts must be pre-scheduled and fill up fast.

Biddle Housing Opportunities Center
Breakfast Server View full volunteer opportunity here
Lunch Server View full volunteer opportunity here
Dinner Server View full volunteer opportunity here

Shamrock Club
Lunch Server View full volunteer opportunity here


Sort and distribute donated food and clothing on weekdays between 9am and 4pm. This is a great group volunteer opportunity.
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Each night, 20 women stay at St. Patrick Center as part of our Women’s Night Program. Volunteers (3-6 people) are needed to plan, prepare and serve dinner each evening. Your group gets to choose the menu! All shifts must be pre-scheduled. The cost of the meal is on the volunteer group. This opportunity is from 5pm-7pm.
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Volunteers are needed weekdays from 9am to 4pm for various administrative duties, especially filing and mailing assembly. Shifts are flexible during our business hours.
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Groups are needed to help with St. Patrick’s Center’s client events: Give Thanks and Christmas Wishes. In November, donors, including Schnucks, CIC Group, and St. Clement of Rome parish donate turkeys and traditional Thanksgiving dishes to help individuals and families. Before Christmas, donors throughout the St. Louis area play Santa and purchase gifts for our clients and their children from their personal wish lists.


Young Friends Development Board of St. Patrick Center offers individuals under the age of 40 opportunities to get involved with St. Patrick Center.
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Can’t volunteer during regular business hours? We have other opportunities to help in the evenings and on weekends. These include making sandwiches, putting together hygiene kits, and more. For ways to volunteer from home click here.

You are welcome to drop your donation off behind of our building at our dock area, a staff member will greet you at your car. Drop off donations times are Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-11am. Only sandwich donations can be accepted on the weekends, not general clothing donations.

For more information about these and more volunteer opportunities, contact Samantha Decker, Development Specialist, at 314-802-0681 or sdecker@stpatrickcenter.org.

“St. Patrick Center is the best place to volunteer because you get to witness and share in the staff’s dedication to serve people in need,” said Steve Grass, a regular volunteer at the agency, taking on just about any task that needs to be completed.