Volunteering at the Father McKenna Center
The Father McKenna Center is graced by hundreds of volunteers each year. Some help out weekly, others come for a couple of days and others come on just one occasion. Every volunteer is appreciated.
Individual volunteers typically come in during the week (Monday to Friday), and Saturday volunteer opportunities are for groups.
Food Pantry Team - offer 90 minutes once per week (10:30 to 12 Noon)
Clothing Distribution Team - offer 2 hours once every other week (9:00 to 11:00 am)
Reception Desk - Daily from 8:15 am - 1:00 pm (offer all or part of that time once per week)
Computer Lab Monitor—Daily from 8:45 to 10:45 am and from 12:30 - 2:30 pm (offer two hours one day a week) Volunteer must have strong computer skills.
Breakfast Service Team - Daily from 7:45 am to 9:00 am (offer any day once per week)
Midday Meal Service Team - Monday to Wednesday 11:45 am to 12:30 pm (offer any day once per week).
Group Opportunities - We can accommodate groups of 10 volunteers. Typically groups assist us open on some Saturdays or to support our daily efforts during the week. Please contact Ned Hogan to discuss this further.
A Saturday team might be a church youth group, a church group, an alumni club, or even a couple of families. We request that you have at least seven people, and we encourage groups to have "two shifts" (7:30 am - 10:30 am and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm).