We’re very grateful for all that our volunteers do for us. 

Operations at St. Patrick Center’s 800 N. Tucker location have resumed. However, we are still implementing a suspension on all onsite volunteer activity until further notice. St. Patrick Center is providing essential services to people who are homeless or at risk. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only accepting food and PPE donations. We are not able to accept clothing, shoes, toys, books, household items, furniture, etc. Items are accepted at the discretion of St. Patrick Center staff.

A monetary donation will help create some certainty and normalcy for people who need it most.  Donate online here.

Provide needed food donations, including casseroles, food pantry items and sack lunches to distribute. View our food donations wish list list here.

Can you sew? We are in need of handmade masks to assist with our efforts. 

Donate sanitation and personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to protect front-line workers and people who are homeless. View our Sanitation Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment wish list here.

Donation Center (back dock) hours are Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. For more information, please contact Katie Joseph at kjoseph@stpatrickcenter.org.

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


Check back later for more opportunities!

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.

Want to advocate for our clients? Sign up for our advocacy e-list.

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.