We rely on volunteers to help serve over 700 homeless and financially burdened men, women and children every day of the year!
To submit a volunteer application, please select the INDIVIDUAL or GROUP VOLUNTEER APPLICATION TAB.

All Volunteer Groups MUST schedule volunteer opportunities prior to service.
Once we review your application, you will receive an email or phone call from our volunteer coordinator.

If you need your hours tracked and verified with a letter of proof, you must enroll into a different program called:
COMMUNITY SERVICE (CS) PROGRAM. Our (CS) Program is designed for people who need to complete service hours for
school, church, court and other organizations. Participants must enroll in our Administration Office prior to serving their hours.
For details on the (CS) Program please contact us at (209) 467-0703.

Feeding the Hungry

Kitchen (16 years old and over): Help prepare and serve meals.

  • Breakfast weekdays and weekends: 7:45am‐9:30am
  • Lunch weekdays and weekends: 11:00am‐1:00pm
  • Dinner weekdays and weekends: 4:30pm‐6:00 pm

Dining Room (All ages): Greet clients, serve meals, daily cleaning.

  • Breakfast weekdays and weekends: 8:00am‐9:30am
  • Lunch weekdays and weekends: 11:30am‐1:00pm
  • Dinner weekdays and weekends: 4:30pm‐6:30 pm

Caring for Health Issues

Virgil Gianelli M.D. Medical Clinic

  • Doctors, nurses, specialists and bilingual receptionists provide quality medical care to individuals and families.
  • Monday‐Friday: Hours vary

St. Raphael’s Dental Clinic

  • Dentists, hygienists and bilingual receptionists provide compassionate dental care at no cost.
  • Monday‐Friday: Hours vary

Restoring Human Dignity

Clothing & Hygiene Center

  • Sort and organize clothing and hygiene donations.
  • Assist clients with clothes selecƟons and maintain racks.
  • Monday‐Friday: 7:30am‐12:00pm or 1:00‐3:00pm

Social Services

  • Volunteer case managers assist with paperwork, translation services, referrals and clerical duties.
  • Monday‐Friday: 8:00am‐12:00pm or 1:00‐3:00pm

Other Opportunities

Special Events

  • Assist with off-site events.


  • Assist with clerical & receptionist duties and database entry.
  • Monday‐Friday: 8:30am‐4:00pm


  • Gardening and building maintenance.
  • Monday‐Friday: 7:30am‐3:00pm


Ambassador are short‐term volunteers who open doors for St. Mary’s Dining Room in the community, introducing new people at our More than Meals Tour