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Service Opportunities

Offering Unique Volunteer Opportunities

St. Francis Seraph Ministries depends greatly on community engagement and support from volunteers to operate all of our programs and best utilize resources. Volunteers provide the vital link between the server and those being served offering our guests hospitality with dignity and kindness. Each SFSM program offers unique volunteer opportunities and time frames including:

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Dining Room

  • Monday-Friday Breakfast from 6:45 to 9:00 am
  • Dinner from 3:45 to 6:00 pm
  • Volunteer tasks include packing, distributing and/or serving meals to guests, making bag lunches, organizing the pantry, lobby bag check, washing/dry dishes, sanitize and clean dining room after meals, wiping tables and chairs, vacuuming, and garbage removal

Bag Lunch Program

  • Monday-Friday during Breakfast and Dinner times to pack lunches with donated food
  • Off-site volunteers conduct drives to help collect supplies/food items, such as jars of peanut butter and jelly, bread, paper bags, plastic sandwich bags, paper napkins, packaged snacks, juice boxes and fruit cups.
  • Donations of any/all of these items can be delivered to St. Francis Seraph Ministries Monday-Friday 9 am to 3 pm or contact Jay Olzak, SFSM Food Service Director,

Cooking for the Family

  • Volunteers assist the chef instructors and the students with a variety of tasks during weekly classes
  • 3-4 hour time commitment once per week during this 5-week instructional program.
  • Volunteer tasks include set-up individual student work stations; food prep of washing, cutting and chopping vegetables; prepacking food for take-home packs; washing dishes, clean up and set up for next class.
  • Contact LaToya Bridgeman, Cooking for the Family Director, at for more information about the program and volunteer opportunities.

The Sarah Center

  • Volunteers interested in sewing, quilting, jewelry making, and making Franciscan Friar’s habits are needed.
  • #Stitched# Job Training program
  • To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Lois Shegog, Sarah Center Director, at

Special Volunteer Opportunities for Groups or Team Building Service Learning Experience

are available on Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s at St. Francis Seraph Ministries. For more details please contact Theresa Diersen, Volunteer Director

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