Volunteer Instruction

Dear Volunteer,

We appreciate your interest in volunteering with St. Mary’s Dining Room. We rely on volunteers to help serve over 700 homeless and financially burdened men, women and children every day of the year. Once we receive and review your form we will contact you via email or phone. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future!

Thank you.

Parking and Directions

Our front gate attendant can assist with parking and directions. Parking is available in our gated lot at the corner of Sonora and Lincoln streets. If you are coming as part of a group, we highly suggest carpooling, as parking is limited.

Please do not park in the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless.

Dress Code

Please wear appropriate clothing per department. Below is the dress code for our Kitchen and Dining Room:

  • Long pants (no shorts or capris).
  • Sleeved shirt (T‐shirts are fine. no tank‐tops).
  • Closed toed shoes (no sandals or high heels).
  • Aprons, hairnets and gloves will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own or wear a cap in place of a hairnet.

Please leave personal belongings at home (purses, backpacks, etc.)
We do not have a secure place for storage and can not be responsible for lost items.