Volunteers, come back! Summer opportunities.

As National Guard phases out, SVdP welcomes volunteers to return on site in small numbers

Are you interested in coming back on site to volunteer? We’re ready to slowly and safely welcome you in small numbers!

Throughout the pandemic, St. Vincent de Paul has been extremely grateful for the continued support and dedication from our volunteers — both in-person and virtual — to serve SVdP guests. That gratitude extends to the National Guard, who we relied on heavily to continue daily operations. But as the pandemic winds down and the Guard’s time with us comes to a close on August 31, we need community volunteers to return on site to help us feed, clothe, house and heal. 

SVdP continues to update and practice health and safety protocols out of an abundance of caution to protect the vulnerable populations we serve. 

  • Staff and volunteers working in areas that directly serve guests are required to wear masks. 
  • We are relaxing our mask policy in areas without direct guest contact and in our retail stores.
  • We also continue to practice safe social distancing, especially in indoor settings.
  • We have numerous hand sanitizing stations. 
  • The usual aprons and gloves are still required for food handling. 

Please let us know if you are interested in signing up for a volunteer shift as soon as possible by sending an email to volunteer@svdpaz.org or you can call our Volunteer Services Office at 602-261-6886. Current available volunteer opportunities are listed below. Outlined shifts can be split if necessary.

Also, virtual volunteering is sure to stick around for those who prefer serving remotely. Contact helpfromhome@svdpaz.org for more information.

Thank you for helping to serve those in need with love and compassion.



Overnight Heat Relief Shelter (420 W. Watkins Rd.) 
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Daily

Assist shelter staff and help maintain a positive environment for everyone. You will assist with shelter setup, check-in, providing food and water, engagement activities, monitoring, and item distribution.

Mesa Dining Room (67 W. Broadway Rd.)
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Daily

Servers needed for hybrid dining to distribute to-go meals and for limited indoor dining.

Phoenix Dining Room (1075 W. Jackson St.)
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Daily
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Fridays
6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., M-F

Servers needed for hybrid dining to distribute to-go meals and for limited indoor dining.

Sunnyslope Dining Room (9227 N. 10th Ave)
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Daily
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., M-F

Servers needed for hybrid dining to distribute to-go meals and for limited indoor dining.



Dental Clinic Hospitality (420 W. Watkins)
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M-F

Help with clerical work and greet guests as we provide low-cost and free dental care to uninsured patients.

Food Bank (420 W. Watkins)
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Tu-F
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Sa

Sort, clean and ensure all food that comes in to SVdP meets our quality control standards.

Kitchen Meal Prep (420 W. Watkins)
7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., M-F

Help our central kitchen prepare and distribute 4,000 meals a day to our five dining rooms and other local nonprofits.

Thrift Stores
Help collect, sort and display items donated by members of the community for sale in our Valley thrift stores. 

  • Bell Road
    2945 E Bell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032
    8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tu-Sa 
  • Greenway Hope Chest
    4857 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85254
    7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tu-Sa
    7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., M
  • Mesa
    2352 W Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201
    8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tu-Sa
  • Sunnyslope
    8231 N 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tu-Sa
  • Surprise
    12751 W Bell Rd., Ste 133, Surprise, AZ 85378
    8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tu-Sa