Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities at St. Vincent de Paul

There are many ways that you can volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul. Whether you would like to help on a regular basis, during the holidays, or immerse yourself in the mission of helping the poor, we are grateful for your time and talents.

Click the links below to find out more about our volunteer opportunities:

Annual Events
Regular Volunteer Opportunities
Immersive Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re interested in volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul or have any questions, please contact Erin Cusick, Volunteer Coordinator, at 562-8841 x211 or ecusick@SVDPcincinnati.org.

If you're ready to start volunteering, fill out our volunteer application here. 

Annual Events

Every year our seasonal events and distributions, require extra volunteer assistance, before, during and after the event. We ask that volunteers sign up in advance so that we can be certain that we have the amount of help we need to facilitate these events. Here is a list of the programs that we typically need help with:

See Event Opportunities


Regular Volunteer Projects

Our neighbors in need rely on us at St. Vincent de Paul every day and we need your help to serve those in need.  Projects range from working directly with those we serve, to doing some more of the preparatory and behind the scenes work - there is something for everyone to make a difference! We ask that volunteers schedule a date and time in advance to make sure that these opportunities are available on the day they would like to come. 

See Regular Opportunities


Looking for a more immersive volunteer experience?

Ozanam Center for Service Learning

The Ozanam Center for Service Learning offers day-, weekend- or week-long immersion experiences that challenge participants to see those who are struggling not as “the poor,” but as neighbors.  The Center custom designs retreats, offers both faith-based and secular retreats, and engages diverse individuals in service, education, and reflection on spiritual values. Contact Megan McGuire at (513) 562-8841, ext. 231 or mmcguire@SVDPcincinnati.org

Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati

Rooted in St. Vincent de Paul’s mission and tradition, Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati is a faith-based, year-long, residential service program. The program provides young professionals in their twenties an opportunity to grow in faith, friendship, and service by giving deeply of themselves to their neighbors in need. To find out more about Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati, contact Maura Carpinello at (513) 562-8841 ext 239 or mcarpinello@SVDPcincinnati.org.

Join a Conference

The core of our Society’s work is done by more than 900 members in 59 St. Vincent de Paul Conferences across Hamilton County. A conference is a small group of volunteers, typically associated with a parish or school, who visit those in need to assess their situations and help however possible. For more information, please contact Steve Crowe at (513) 562-8841 x 234 or scrowe@SVDPcincinnati.org

Getting Ahead Volunteer

Getting Ahead is a 16-week long program that challenges and encourages participants and investigators to take an active role in creating their own path to securing a stable and better life for themselves and their families. Participants examine and explore their own experiences with poverty and other systemic drivers of poverty. The next session runs from March 21-July 11, 2018.

Volunteers will work in diverse supporting roles to ensure program's success.

Read more about roles here!

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