Volunteers are vital to Saint John’s success, providing crucial support to our mission and staff, both on campus and at special events. With limited staff, 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 our team. Take a look at our available opportunities. If you have never attended a New Volunteer Orientation, click on New Volunteers to register for our next orientation. If you’re a returning volunteer, click on Current Volunteers to register for a volunteer opportunity.

Kitchen: Assist our chef in daily food production (lunch & dinner). Tasks may include peeling, chopping, mixing, cooking, processing food donations, light cleaning as well as serving a meal to our women and children.


Plates Café: Assist with our RED DOOR desserts production and distribution alongside our clients. Plates is located at 14 Business Park Way, Sacramento.

Office: Assist in one of our offices with basic clerical duties including data entry, help with bulk mailings and organizing projects. Help out with phone calls to our donors and volunteers.

Warehouse:  Assist in processing donations including organizing clothing, housewares and bedding for our clients (Jackson campus).




Main Donation Center: Assist in processing donations including organizing clothing, housewares and bedding for our clients (4410 Power Inn Rd., Sacramento).

Childcare: Play with and interact with our kids! Prepare art projects for our teachers. Help out with light chores.

Special Events We host two large-scale special events, Polo for Change in the spring and Party for Change in the fall, each year requiring 100+ volunteers over two days. Both of these opportunities will be posted several months prior to the actual dates


Do I need a background check? (If you are 18 or over you will be required to be Live Scanned at our New Volunteer Orientation.)

Are there age restrictions? (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.)

What should I wear? (Please wear closed in shoes and comfortable clothes. No short shorts, spaghetti straps or midriff shirts please.)

Can I bring a friend? (We do not allow walk-in volunteers, but feel free to invite them to register for one of our New Volunteer Orientations.