Volunteer with St. Patrick Center to help end homelessness

Over 3,800 St. Patrick Center volunteers donate nearly 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.

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.

Meal service is our most popular volunteer opportunity and dates can fill up quickly. Please take a look at our meal service calendar here to view open dates. This calendar is liable to change and is updated weekly.

Please note we use up to 7 volunteers to serve lunch and up to 6 volunteers to prepare and serve dinner. Dinner is prepared at volunteers’ own expense for 20 women in our Women’s Night Program.

Seasonal Opportunities

Volunteer at Trevisano Teddy Bear Christmas Land
We’re recruiting volunteers for Trevisano Teddy Bear Christmas Land in Nov. and Dec. The Trevisano family’s display in Crestwood includes thousands of lights, 100+ teddy bears, animations and, of course, Christmas music. We need volunteers to manage the St. Patrick Center donation box on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm, from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Please let me know if you’d like to volunteer to help.

Christmas Wishes
Volunteers are needed to assist in our annual Christmas Wishes Program which provides over 300 St. Patrick Center clients with Christmas gifts for themselves and their families. Volunteers can assist with gift distribution on Wednesday, December 18.

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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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

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.

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.