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. Allow up to 2 weeks to receive a response via email or phone from our volunteer coordinator.

If you need your hours tracked and a letter of proof, you must enroll into a different program called:
the COMMUNITY SERVICE (CS) PROGRAM. Our (CS) Program is designed for people who need to complete service hours for school, church, court and other organizations. All participants must register in our Administration Office prior to serving their hours. For more information on the Community Service(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.
  • 2017 StocktonCon Volunteer Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older, must sign up through this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090C49A9AB2FA1FC1-stocktoncon 
    • The goal of StocktonCon is to raise awareness of outstanding artists in the San Joaquin Valley area  and to give attendees the chance to experience a wide variety of popular culture (comics, card games, video games,  anime, manga, science fiction, toys, television and movies). It is also StocktonCon’s intention to raise awareness and funds in conjunction with St. Mary’s Dining Room and other local charities.


  • 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