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Volunteers make a HUGE difference at our shelter daily! YOU can help in a variety of ways. You could serve a meal, volunteer for one of our special projects during your free time, or commit to an ongoing volunteer position by sharing your talents or skills and offering your time to help us in a more professional capacity.

We are always looking for volunteers who may possess – and be able to share their – expertise, skills and talents in a variety of areas.

No application is necessary to complete service at our shelter, but advanced sign up IS required.

Tell Us About Your Interests

We are excited to get to know you and find the volunteer opportunity that fits your skills and talents. Fill out this volunteer information sheet to share with us more about you. CLICK HERE to share more about you.

Here's how YOU can get involved:

Meal Service

What does sharing your time or talent look like?  How about serving an evening dinner meal or Sunday lunch?  Siena Francis House provides over 400,000 meals each year.  We need volunteers to serve these meals to the homeless daily.

Volunteers serve the evening dinner meal to those experiencing homelessness from 4:30 until 7 p.m. every day of the year.  Volunteers also serve lunch to the homeless from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Sunday.

Volunteering to serve a meal is a great activity for groups or individuals who are trying to become better acquainted with our shelter and organization. It is also a great way to provide a real and meaningful service to our homeless guests.

Sign up for meal service volunteering is required by all individuals and groups. You can find our meal service sign-ups by clicking HERE.   All volunteers must sign in upon arrival. We strive for a meaningful experience for all volunteers, having a schedule assists us in providing this experience, as well as meeting the needs of our kitchen in providing the many thousands of meals served each year.

To read a Job Description of our Meal Service volunteer, CLICK HERE.

Laundry Helpers

Siena Francis House needs Laundry Helpers! These individuals will wash, dry and fold linens, keep the laundry room organized, and dispense personal hygiene items to our guests. Two Laundry Helper shifts are available daily, from 5:30-8 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m. and four helpers are needed per shift. Click on the Laundry Helper calendar HERE to sign up.

Group Opportunities

If you are a part of a group that’s interested in volunteering, please contact our volunteer coordinator directly to discuss different volunteer opportunities for your group!

If you have further questions please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

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