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Volunteer with Us

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting every aspect of SFC’s daily operations, from working directly with unhoused and extremely low-income program guests, to helping organize donations of food and clothing, and even providing administrative assistance.

SFC volunteers gain firsthand experience of the challenges our community faces every day. We encourage volunteers to take this opportunity to build relationships with our guests, staff, and fellow volunteers.

It’s a chance to take a moment to reflect on current community issues and to help SFC in our mission of serving hope to anyone in need.

Interested in volunteering with us?

1. Getting Started

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities:

Note: Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

2. Donate safely and securely.

We ask our volunteers to make a donation to secure their first volunteer reservation. In these troubled times, every donation helps St. Francis Center fulfill its mission to care for the under-served men, women, and children of our community

You can donate by visiting our secure donation page or by writing a check to St. Francis Center with “Volunteer Donation” in the memo. However, please do not let this requested donation deter you from our volunteer opportunities; if it proves to be a financial burden, the Center can work out alternative giving opportunities at no cost to you.

3. Logistics, etc.

SFC is located at 1835 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90015, approximately two miles south of the Central Business district, one block from Los Angeles Trade Tech College. Our facilities are well maintained and safe.
It is St. Francis Center’s policy that volunteers DO NOT give money, medication, or rides to guests. If asked, volunteers should politely respond that we canʼt give out cash or rides. All requests for assistance should be referred to the Resource Services office.

4. Cancellations

Our volunteers are very important to us, and we depend upon their generosity and support to serve our community. To ensure that our programs run smoothly, volunteers must notify the volunteer coordinator of any cancellation via e-mail or phone call at least 24 hours in advance of their volunteer opportunity reservation (72 hours for weekend reservations). If the volunteer coordinator is not notified in advance, we may restrict future volunteering.

We understand that visiting St. Francis Center may seem intimidating, but our volunteers have told us that their apprehension disappears once they experience the welcoming environment at our Center.

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