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Ready to volunteer with us?

From our daily programs to special events, volunteers are an essential part of SFC’s programs and services. Join us to help Serve Hope to our community, and come be part of our family here on Hope Street!

Check out all of our available volunteer opportunities here:

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Want more info on our volunteer programs? Read on for more info!

Breakfast and Pantry Program

Our breakfast service is a volunteer favorite. While volunteering during our Breakfast Program, volunteers gain firsthand experience of what our unhoused guests face every day – hunger and other sensitive issues.

We offer a to-go breakfast option for our guests, as well as a sit-down, served breakfast.

Our Breakfast Program schedule is as follows:
Monday: 7:00 am to 8:30 am

On Mondays, our Breakfast Program is distributed in a to-go format.

Volunteers will help prepare hot coffee and the to-go breakfast plates. Volunteers who feel comfortable doing so, can also help distribute breakfast to our guests along with one of our staff members. On Mondays, fewer volunteers are needed.

Tuesday-Friday: 7:00 am to 9:00 am

From Tuesday to Friday, we host our indoor dining service and offer a to-go option for our guests. Volunteers will primarily assist with the indoor dining service and help with tasks like preparing coffee, serving food in the kitchen, seating and serving breakfast to guests, cleaning tables, and assisting with the to-go breakfast option.

Sign up here for the breakfast program!

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Pantry Program:

SFC’s pantry program focuses on utilizing a combination of rescued and purchased food to feed extremely low-income individuals, families, seniors, and students in our community.
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

During the pantry program, volunteers sort through donated food products and make to-go pantry boxes to be distributed to families, individuals, and students in need. Volunteers will also help distribute these boxes to our guests during our drive-through and walk-up distributions.

Sign up here for the pantry program!

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Court Ordered Volunteer Hours

St. Francis Center is currently working with the Assistance League of Los Angeles’ Court Referred Volunteer Center to assist people in obtaining their court-ordered community service hours. We only accept court-ordered volunteers through this program. Please get in touch with the Assistance League of Los Angeles’ Court Referred Volunteer Center if you would like to be scheduled at St. Francis Center.

Program Recipients

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us and giving back to the community! Guests who are currently receive our programs are welcome to join us as Community Volunteers. Our Community Volunteer capacity is limited, but you can reach out to our programs team at for more info on how to join the waitlist. Please do not sign up to volunteer through the links above, if you are interested send us an email.

Why Volunteer?

Here are the 4 reasons why you should explore volunteer opportunities at SFC!




Make an impact. Help us fight homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity.


Email our Volunteer Coordinator at!