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


Caring Casseroles – Help Needed – We are running low on caring casseroles.  
Right now, Feed the Need has 22 meals to fill each week but with summer vacations we are having a rough time filling all the needs so more Caring Casseroles are needed.  Caring Casseroles are freezer friendly cooked casseroles that come to us (unfrozen) in a disposable container and placed in a zip bag or wrapped well, ready for us to freeze.  When Feed the Need does not have a volunteer to cook for a  specific family, they use one of the caring casseroles to cover that weeks need.
August 3rd and 4th is our next Caring Casserole weekend but because our need is great, we are accepting
donations (Monday to Friday) just call us to let us know you are bringing in a casserole.
Don’t have time to cook – we also accept family size frozen casseroles like – Stouffers or Marie Callender’s lasagna, chicken Alfredo bake, Cheesy chicken & rice, hearty 3 meats marinara bake etc.
For more information and Casserole labels  go to https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/caring-casserole/   If you enjoy cooking, think about joining Feed the Need which gives you access to families food likes, dislikes and alergies and pick a family (listed by a number) to make a meal for them when you choose.  Or if you are making a freezable casserole for supper one night, why not make two and share one with our Caring Casserole Ministry.  All donations are greatly appreciated! 
Thank you for helping and supporting these wonderful ministries.


DivorceCare and DivorceCare4Kids
We need adults and teens to help facilitate our next session of DivorceCare and DivorceCare4Kids session. Training is provided. If you or your 9-12th graders have experienced divorce and are looking for service hours, please contact Kathleen Owen at kathleen.owen@stfrancisraleigh.org or 919-847-8205, ext 241.


Migrant Ministry
Sign-up Now – Volunteers Needed
Migrant Ministry serves our migrant brothers who labor in the fields of North Carolina by driving them to and from Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Louisburg each Sunday from June 2nd through September 29th.
On July 21, and August 18th we will offer a Fiesta of food and fun for them.  Volunteer are needed to provide food and/or travel with other St. Francis parishioners and spend the afternoon offering hope and hospitality to those who hunger for a more dignified life.
To sign-up go to https://www.bit.ly/sfamigrantministry2019 and volunteer driver’s go to https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/migrant-ministry-2/ for more information and printable driving forms.
Contact Bruce Cartier at bcartier@nc.rr.com or 919-900-0452
Families are welcome!  Your help and kindness means so much!  Thank you!


Refresher for Inactive Stephen Minister’s
We’re always looking for Stephen Ministers who are inactive, but who would like to become active ministers again. We’re offering some skills refresher gatherings and would love to have you there.
Contact Kathleen Owen at 


Feed the NeedDistribute Meals – Volunteers are needed
If you’re being called to help with a feeding ministry, please consider helping to distribute meals to our Feed the Need families. It would require about an hour of your time on Sunday afternoons.  Please contact Kathleen Owen at 919-847-8205 x241 for more information.


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 


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



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 The Meadows
Would you consider volunteering on Saturday at The Meadows?
There is a need for volunteers with the Eucharist Service. This is a great opportunity for families.
For more information contact Andrea McVerry at amcverry@yahoo.com


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


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.  Unfrozen cooked 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


Stephen Ministry – Need someone to talk to
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:



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