601 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Contact Pat Nestvedt for more information about volunteer opportunities.
The success of our outreach programs is because of the generosity of our volunteers and donors. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with those in need.
Help set up a new home for a refugee family!
We need energetic volunteers able to assist with moving furniture, setting up beds and all the things that go into setting up a new home for a family. Feel free to circulate our Apartment Set Up Volunteer flyer. Email email@example.com to sign up for our volunteer email list.
Provide supper or an afternoon snack at St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter
Evening meal preparation at the shelter is done by volunteers!
Learn more here or call the shelter directly at 515-282-1235 to find out what dates meals are still needed. (Adult must be with youth.)
Not able to privide an entire meal? Consider signing up to bring a healthy afternoon snack. Call 515-282-1235 for details.
Help at St. Mary Family Center, food pantry & clothing closet
Load, unload, box and distribute food, sort clothing donations and administer clothing closet. Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm and/or 12:30pm-3:30pm.
Contact: Trish Radke at 515-237-5078 for more information.
Donate Bus Tokens
St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter, 1535 11th St., Des Moines
Transportation, especially during the cold winter months, is a challenge for many of our guests. Bus tokens are a much appreciated item to help families staying at the shelter. Bus tokens can be purchased at Dahl’s, Hy-Vee and Younkers at $12 for 10 tokens.
Volunteer opportunities listed by program
Volunteer opportunities by individual, group or age