St. Francis House is a special place to volunteer your time and give back to your community. And luckily, we have plenty of opportunities available for you! Most opportunities require a 4-6 hour commitment once or twice a week. However, we can work with your schedule.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the online volunteer application here.  Or if you have any questions, please contact Laura at

You can also print and fill out the application and mail it to P.O. Box 156, Puyallup, WA 98371.

Click to download the Volunteer Application Form.

Clothing Bank

Typical Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm

  • Receiving donated items (you will be working with our staff)
  • Sorting (you will be working with other volunteers with experience)
  • Stocking and restocking clothing bank
  • Registration/Client Intake Interviewing (Tue/Thu 10:30-2:30, Fri 6:30pm-9pm)
  • Testing small appliances/assisting with handyman skills
  • Transporting donated items to and from the clothing bank
  • Special areas: linens (sorting linens, blankets, and towels), shoes, forklift (once a week – requires forklift license), ground and building maintenance, toys and baby clothes.

Office Assistance

  • Answering the phones, assisting clients, and filing.
  • Currently looking for someone to help on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Seasonal Work

  • Helping with the Back-to-School Program (July–Aug)
  • Christmas Elves: helping with making Christmas gift baskets (Oct-Dec)
  • Garage Sale Kings and Queens (organize garage sales – several times/year)

Evening Meal Program (5:00-7:00pm)

  • Helping with setup and clean-up
  • Assisting with serving meals
  • Acting as “Hanneh’s Helper”, one night a week (Hanneh is our Meal Program Coordinator)
  • Security Guard

The Nook (Wed – Sat: 12-5pm)

  • Working at our wonderful charity boutique
  • Retail experience preferred

Other Areas

  • Friend/Fund Raising
  • Special event and project assistance
  • Database entry
  • ESL student teaching