Volunteers are vital to Saint John’s success, providing crucial support to our mission and staff. With only a small team, volunteers make Saint John’s run – and run well! Whether you’re available once a week, once a month, or every once in a while, you can make a valuable contribution to the program.
If you have never attended a New Volunteer Orientation, you’ll need to register as a volunteer and attend our next orientation.
If you’re a returning volunteer, we invite you to log into our volunteer system to register for a volunteer opportunity.
See the volunteer opportunities available at our various locations.
Assist our chef in daily food production (lunch and dinner). Tasks may include peeling, chopping, mixing, cooking, processing food donations, and light cleaning, as well as serving a meal to our women and children.
Assist in one of our offices with basic clerical duties, including data entry, help with bulk mailings and organizing projects. You may also be asked to help out with phone calls to our donors and volunteers.
Assist in processing donations, including organizing clothing, housewares and bedding for our clients (Jackson campus).
Assist in processing donations to Saint John’s, including organizing clothing, housewares and bedding for our clients (4410 Power Inn Rd., Sacramento).
Play with and interact with our kids! You may also be asked to help with tasks like preparing art projects for our teachers or helping out with light chores.
Spend time encouraging our school-aged children as they complete homework and read to a volunteer.
Help with set up or serve at our Guest Chef Dinners.
“Saint John’s empowers women, through its multifaceted services, and challenges each woman to do the hard work to rise up. The program gives deserving women the strength, skill and confidence to regain control of their lives and reclaim their human right to live a dignified life, free from abuse and the stigma of dependence. To me, this is nothing short of witnessing grace in action.”Catia-Saraiva Munoz, Volunteer, donor and event sponsor since 2013
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are 18 or over you will be required to complete a Live Scan before volunteering on our main campus. You will receive more information at volunteer orientation.
Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to join us on their own. An adult must accompany any children 10-13. No children under 10 are permitted.
Please wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothes. No short shorts, spaghetti straps or midriff shirts please.
We do not allow walk-in volunteers, but feel free to invite them to register for one of our New Volunteer Orientations.