Become a Volunteer
St. Paul’s Center began utilizing family meals to help create a sense of community and ensure that all our moms had a basic understanding of meal preparation, cooking, and nutrition. Moms rotate the responsibility of preparing dinner for the guests in the shelter every day. Our guests are always eager for extra help while cooking and many enjoy learning how to cook new foods. We are looking for volunteers interested in leading cooking classes or helping our guests prepare a meal for the house every week.
Sheltered Hearts Sitter
The Sheltered Hearts Program provides children in shelter with structured activities designed to foster healthy development. Sitters work with staff to facilitate readings, music, art and other educational activities with children giving moms the opportunity to run errands, hunt for apartments, and attend job interviews without worrying about finding childcare. Sheltered Hearts Sitters work on an on-call basis making this a great opportunity for our busier community members who can’t commit to volunteering regularly.
We are looking for dedicated volunteers to work on homework with children staying in our emergency shelter. It’s easy for children experiencing homelessness to fall behind in school due to all the unique challenges faced by this population. With your help, children staying in shelter can beat the statistics and excel in school, which reduces their chances of experiencing homelessness as adults.
St. Paul’s Center is so grateful for our generous community members who donate items to our shelter. In order to keep track of what has been donated, it is so important to keep our storage area clean and organized. Donations Organizers will work in our basement to track and organize donated foods, clothing, personal hygiene items, boots, coats, and homewares.