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Volunteer

St. Francis House is a special place to volunteer your time and give back to your community. And luckily, we have plenty of opportunities available for you! Most opportunities require a 4-6 hour commitment once or twice a week. However, we can work with your schedule.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the online volunteer application here.  Or if you have any questions, please contact Laura at laura@puyallupfrancishouse.org.

You can also print and fill out the application and mail it to P.O. Box 156, Puyallup, WA 98371.

Click to download the Volunteer Application Form.

Clothing Bank

Typical Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm

  • Receiving donated items (you will be working with our staff)
  • Sorting (you will be working with other volunteers with experience)
  • Stocking and restocking clothing bank
  • Registration/Client Intake Interviewing (Tue/Thu 10:30-2:30, Fri 6:30pm-9pm)
  • Testing small appliances/assisting with handyman skills
  • Transporting donated items to and from the clothing bank
  • Special areas: linens (sorting linens, blankets, and towels), shoes, forklift (once a week – requires forklift license), ground and building maintenance, toys and baby clothes.

Office Assistance

  • Answering the phones, assisting clients, and filing.
  • Currently looking for someone to help on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Seasonal Work

  • Helping with the Back-to-School Program (July–Aug)
  • Christmas Elves: helping with making Christmas gift baskets (Oct-Dec)
  • Garage Sale Kings and Queens (organize garage sales – several times/year)

Evening Meal Program (5:00-7:00pm)

  • Helping with setup and clean-up
  • Assisting with serving meals
  • Acting as “Hanneh’s Helper”, one night a week (Hanneh is our Meal Program Coordinator)
  • Security Guard

The Nook (Wed – Sat: 12-5pm)

  • Working at our wonderful charity boutique
  • Retail experience preferred

Other Areas

  • Friend/Fund Raising
  • Special event and project assistance
  • Database entry
  • ESL student teaching