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Volunteer

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.

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

St. Patrick Center volunteer opportunities include:

SPECIAL EVENTS

This year marks the 33rd annual Irish Open Gala and Golf Tournament. Volunteers are needed for the gala on Saturday, June 3 at Grand Hall at Union Station to assist with registration, raffle sales, and the silent and live auctions.

Submit your volunteer form here.

For more information about volunteering for Irish Open, contact Samantha Decker at 314-802-0681 or sdecker@stpatrickcenter.org.

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

VOLUNTEER AT BIDDLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES CENTER
Volunteers are needed for serving breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. All shifts must be pre-scheduled and fill up fast.

Breakfast Server View full volunteer opportunity here
Lunch Server View full volunteer opportunity here
Dinner Server View full volunteer opportunity here

COMPUTER LAB ATTENDANT

Monday through Friday our computer lab is open for clients to check emails, work on resumes, and fill out job applications. We are in need of computer lab attendants to help monitor and answer basic computer related questions.
View full volunteer opportunity here

SORTING DONATIONS

Sort and distribute donated food and clothing on  weekdays between 9am and 4pm. This is a great group volunteer opportunity.
View full volunteer opportunity here

SERVING LUNCH

We serve lunch to the public 364 days a year in our Shamrock Club. Volunteers are needed from 11:30am to 1pm each day. All shifts must be pre-scheduled and fill up fast.
View full volunteer opportunity here

PREPARING DINNER

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.
View full volunteer opportunity here

 TUTORING

One of St. Patrick Center’s educational programs is in need of tutors to assist clients preparing for their HiSET exam, also known as GED. This reoccurring  volunteer opportunity is Wednesdays and/or Thursdays from 8:30am-12pm, with at least a semester commitment.
View full volunteer opportunity here

CLIENT HOLIDAY PARTIES

The Shamrock Club Day Treatment program provides assistance for individuals who are homeless and experience mental illness and/or substance abuse. Many of these clients do not have a place to celebrate the holidays, so seven themed parties are held in Shamrock Club throughout the year. We are looking for volunteers to help host these parties by providing decorations, leading games and donating snacks. This is a wonderful opportunity for a group of employees or individuals to gather together for a fun afternoon!
View full volunteer opportunity here

ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

Volunteers are needed weekdays from 9am to 4pm for various administrative duties, especially filing and mailing assembly. Shifts are flexible during our business hours.
View full volunteer opportunity here

CLIENT EVENTS

Groups are needed to help with St. Patrick’s Center’s three client events: Back to School, Give Thanks and Christmas Wishes. In August, volunteers can help sort backpacks full of school supplies that go to more than 2,100 of our clients’ children, as well as other school children in need. 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.

VOLUNTEER FROM HOME

Can’t volunteer during regular business hours? We have other opportunities to help in the evenings and on weekends:

-Prepare sandwiches or desserts at home for our clients. The sandwiches are given for our outreach effects & provide an additional meal at the agency (For service hours students can count driving to the grocery store, time at grocery store, making sandwiches or desserts at home then driving to our center as hours)

-Organize a donation drive for much-needed items. We are always in need of peanut butter and jelly, personal care items and canned meat/tuna/chili. Other ideas include: hat & glove, sock/shoe, underwear or coat drive.

-Make decorations (Thanksgiving, Christmas, 4th of July, Halloween, Easter, Veteran’s Day) for some of our themed client holiday parties

-Creating artwork for our Shamrock Day Program to help add color and positive imagery; such as collages depicting peaceful pictures and motivating quotes.

-Making hygiene kits for our clients, including by not limited to: travel size shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, body wash, tissue packs, and washcloths. Please do not include MOUTHWASH or HAND SANITIZER. Disposable razors are acceptable, but please leave out of kits as they are dispensed by staff.

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. We only accept sandwich donations on Saturday & Sunday 9am-11am.

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.