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 Kathy Sales 919-847-8205×488, kathy.sales@stfrancisraleigh.org.

Volunteer Opportunities


May 30 – 31
Multi-Agency Urgent Needs Donation Drive – COVID-19 Response
Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31 – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm both days
Donations will support 11 partner agencies and Volunteers are needed.
Only urgent needs will be collected.  Thank you so much!
Click here for donation information
To volunteer (Click here)

Brown Bag Ministry 

Prepares and distributes brown bag lunches every Saturday to a low-income senior apartment complex in Durham. The ministry allows all ages to participate. Families/Groups pack lunches together, experience brief communal prayer, and have face-to-face contact with people in need. Many volunteer opportunities from serving to organizing. 
For more information go to https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/bbm
Interested in joining our ministry team, please let us know: stfrancisbbm@gmail.com

EM to the Hombound

The EM to the homebound ministry is in need of volunteers. This is a great opportunity to carry out the mission of our church.
Holiness – Providing the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist to those who are not able to attend Mass
Hope – Offering hope to those at home who hunger for The Body of Christ
Hospitality – Brighten their day with a few minutes of your time.
This ministry only requires 1 – 2 hours of your time every 3 – 4 weeks and is very flexible. You schedule your visits with our homebound parishioners, based on your availability and theirs.
Contact Pat Spencer with any questions or to volunteer at (704) 608-1678  or spencer1334@bellsouth.net.
Not only will you brighten their day, the opportunity to bring The Body of Christ will brighten yours as well.”


Medical Presence at Mass Ministry
Medical Professionals! Please consider joining our Medical Presence at Mass Ministry.
To do so, there is a 15-minute orientation to where the medical equipment is and the protocol for handling emergencies at mass. Then, whenever you are at mass, just pick up your name tag, indicate where you will be sitting and that’s it!  Contact kathleen.owen@stfrancisraleigh.org for more information.


Helen Wright Center for Women Breakfast meal – Nam Douglass at namdouglass@bellsouth.net or 919-412-5182
Dinner meal – Angela Zemonek at zfamilync@yahoo.com or 919-931-3293
Or to sign up to help with a dinner meal  (click here)


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 Beth Gaudette at 


Feed the NeedVolunteers Needed to Distribute Meals
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 Beth Gaudette 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 


Church Receptionists – Toni Hammes – 919-847-8205×265
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.


Eucharistic Ministry to The Meadows  – Andrea McVerry at amcverry@yahoo.com
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


Eucharistic Ministry to Springmoor – Janice Horner at 484-949-1417
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. 


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:


Caring Casseroles
Caring Casseroles are freezer friendly (not frozen) cooked meals donated for our Feed the Need families.
We would freeze the meal to use on days when there was no cook assigned for a Feed the Need family. 

Meals don’t always have to be casseroles, you can make chili, soups, stews, chicken, pot roast, hamburgers etc.
any meal that is cooked and freezer friendly. For more information about this ministry and details in regards to dropping off your  casserole,
using disposable containers, putting your meal in a Zip bag, labels for your meals and recipe links etc.  (Click here)

Feb 10-14
St. Francis Inn Delegation

St. Francis Inn is a Franciscan community committed to the poor and homeless of downtown Philadelphia. While attempting to meet the daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing and hospitality, St Francis Inn also empowers people to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness by addressing structural injustices. They do all of this by building relationships, respecting the dignity of each person and restoring hope to them simply by sharing in their lives.  In October (21- 25) several St. Francis parishioners will travel together to Philadelphia and live among the poor while serving about 300 meals each day and sharing in daily Gospel-centered reflections about how God’s rich and healing graces pulses through our wounded yet wonderful world. The consensus from dozens of past delegates is that their lives have been enriched and forever changed as a result of their time at the Inn.
St. Francis Inn 2020 Delegations:   February  10 – 14,  April 13 – 17,  June 22 – 26 (Youth Ministry),  October  22 – 25 To sign up for the 2020 delegations, or for more information please contact John Budwaybudwayjj@bellsouth.net  305-205-5104.


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