Volunteer Opportunities

Here you will find a variety of opportunities to volunteer. If you have questions, contact the ministry leader for that particular opportunity. If you have further questions about getting involved at St. Francis, contact Deb Royals-Mizerk, our Director of Stewardship at deb.royals-mizerk@stfrancisraleigh.org or call her at 919-847-8205x222.

Volunteers are Needed

Transportation Ministry – Driver’s Needed, please consider volunteering
This ministry provides transportation to parishioners who have no means of getting to church for weekend liturgies.
We are looking for volunteers to drive once a month or even once every other month (we really need the help).
Our volunteers offer a ride to the Mass they are attending. If you can help or if you would like more information,
please contact: Stephanie Smith at 919-302-0080

Caring Casseroles
Consider making a freezable casserole (not frozen) to help someone who needs to feel the care and love of our parish as they rise to meet the challenges of life. For more information, visit – https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/caring-casserole/


Church Receptionists 
Answer phones, interact with parishioners and staff, and work on various projects. Computer skills are not required, but would be helpful. Shifts are 3.5 hours (9-12:30) (12:30-4) generally once per week. We are also looking for substitutes that can fill in on a less regular basis.
Contact: Tresa Pickup for more information at tresa.pickup@stfrancisraleigh.org or 919-847-8205x249


Eucharistic Ministry to Springmoor

If you enjoy sharing the Eucharist and the whole experience of Mass, please consider sharing it with those who can no longer come to the table at Mass. Eucharistic Ministry to Springmoor is in need of additional volunteers. To volunteer for the EMs to Springmoor, please Contact: Janice Horner at 484-949-1417


EMs to Rex Hospital –  Volunteers Needed
Eucharistic ministers from St. Francis, along with volunteers of other parishes, serve the patients at Rex Community Hospital on Blue Ridge Road. Our volunteers are trained in hospital visitation as well as Eucharistic ministry.
Teams of two to three persons share Eucharist, visit socially, and pray with the hospitalized and their families every Wednesday. If you would like more information about this ministry or if you would like to volunteer please contact 
Edward Gilmartin at edward.gilmartin@gmail.com 


 Feed the Need – Cooks Needed
Our freezer is looking pretty bare. Could you spare the time to make a meal or two? It would be so very appreciated. As the weather turns colder soups and chili are a great option. 
Unfrozen meals can be dropped off, at the Feed the Need refrigerator in Clare Hall anytime this weekend. Note: please list reheating instructions and all ingredients of the meals you drop off to help us in selecting meals for families with food allergies or sensitivities.
Click for (printable label)– more labels are available on the counter by Feed the Need refrigerator.  Thank you for your help!


Now through – May 29
Homework Helpers
The Hispanic Family Center, a program of Catholic Charities is dedicated to helping low income Hispanic families in need by empowering them to become more integrated in the community and improving their quality of life through programs of education, health, job training, etc. One such program is an after school program called Homework Helpers that helps struggling elementary children with their homework and daily lessons. Their parents, often burdened with heavy concerns like poverty, illness, and poor English skills, often are not able to provide the help their children need with their school work. Below is a link for more information and to sign up. 
The ability to speak Spanish is not required, but it does help sometimes. www.bit.ly/homeworkhelpers2018


Office/Administrative volunteers would help with data entry, putting together packets of material, copying, making nametags and various other administrative duties. Ideally we would like to create a schedule where you would come on a weekly basis for a half or full day. We also could use help on an as needed basis for bigger projects and events. Training is provided for each of these roles. Contact: Tresa Pickup for more information at tresa.pickup@stfrancisraleigh.org or 919-847-8205x249


Stephen Ministry
If you are smiling on the outside but full of pain on the inside, and the joy of life seems far away, help is available. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care. They will listen, care, and pray with and for you. Contact: kathleen.owen@stfrancisraleigh.org.




For a complete list of all St. Francis of Assisi Ministries from A to Z, please click here.

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