Volunteer with St. Patrick Center to help end homelessness

Nearly 3,500 St. Patrick Center volunteers donate 40,000 hours each year, sorting donations, working fundraising events, performing administrative duties, serving lunch, making casseroles and salads, and more.

The first step to volunteering is to fill out our volunteer interest form.

Please note St. Patrick Center is not licensed to book court mandated hours at this time. For on site volunteering we require volunteers to be 14 with a chaperone, 16 to volunteer alone.

Volunteers are needed for our Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk
We need more than 100 volunteers on Saturday, November 9 to help operate our Veterans Day 5K in Downtown St. Louis. Here are some assignments we’re looking to fill:
Event shift: various jobs including registration, water stations, route course marshals, family area, fan club and beverages.
Late shift: tearing down at 10am.
Groups are welcome. All ages may volunteer for the fan club. You must be 18 or older for all other assignments.

To volunteer for the Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk, please complete the volunteer form here.

St. Patrick Center Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is comprised of dedicated volunteers interested in deepening their engagement with St. Patrick Center and providing a consistent and reliable source of support in three areas: leadership, giving, and advocacy. Click here to learn more.

St. Patrick Center Young Friends Board

St. Patrick Center Young Friends Board offers individuals under the age of 40 opportunities to get involved with St. Patrick Center. Click here to learn more.


Members of the St. Patrick Center Young Friends Board and Development Coordinator Crystal Cox volunteering for the St. Patrick Center Irish Open Gala.
Left to right, top row then bottom: Joe Blume, Rachel Tangen, Chelsea Reiter, Zack Folk, Crystal Cox, Mike Brecht, Abby Matusiak, Leah Folk, and Stacy Broner

Volunteer from Home

Can’t volunteer during regular business hours? We have other opportunities to help in the evenings and on weekends. These include making salad kits, putting together hygiene kits, and more. For ways to volunteer from home click here.

Donations can be dropped off at St. Patrick Center’s donation center dock located at the back of our building on Hadley Street. Items are accepted Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. On weekends and holidays from 9am-11am, we only accept salad kits and casseroles. Please call 314-802-1976 before dropping off prepared food to ensure refrigeration space is available.

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Jess Cox, Steve Grass, and Mary Ginther volunteering at St. Patrick's Irish Open Dinner Gala

Jess Cox, Steve Grass, and Mary Ginther volunteering at St. Patrick’s Irish Open Dinner Gala

“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.

For more information about volunteering contact St. Patrick Center Volunteer Services at 314-802-0681 or spcvolunteers@stpatrickcenter.org.