Volunteer Opportunities For Thanksgiving for Children and Families

1. November 2nd and 3rd, Saturday evening Mass and Sunday Masses – Distribute paper bags with food lists attached to parishioners as they exit Mass.  This will take approximately 15-20 minutes.  Exit at the back of the church after Communion, and you will be given bags and assigned a station.  This can be a child, a family, or a single adult.  About 20 volunteers are needed per Mass.

2. November 9th and 10th, Saturday evening Mass and Sunday Masses – Collect bags of groceries from parishioners as they arrive for Mass.  Please arrive 20 minutes before the start of Mass, reporting to the Youth Center, under the tree.  This will take approximately 30 minutes.  If you serve at several Masses, you will be given an hour of service per Mass.  Due to the weight of the full bags, we ask that Children volunteering for this activity be at least 12 years of age.  This activity is appropriate for children over the age of 12, family or single adult.  Help needed desperately!  

3. November 12th and 14th, Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00-4:00 – Sort the food for the Thanksgiving bags.  Can’t make the entire time?  We welcome you for any time you can spare.  

4. November 23rd, Saturday – Pick up bags of food and deliver to clients.  You will pick up your filled bags, and be given the recipients’ names, addresses and phone numbers between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Diocese Office on Manhattan Avenue.  You will call your clients and set up a delivery for that afternoon, Sunday or Monday.  The bags must be delivered by Monday.  There usually are one to two deliveries per volunteer, and each delivery takes about one hour.  You will be given an hour of service per delivery.   This is an event for everyone!


Please use the form below to let us know of your volunteer selections as soon as possible.  It is essential that all activities are staffed adequately.  Also, please be sure to bring community service documents to all events.    


Hopefully, you, or you and your children can join us and experience the gratitude of our clients.

Use the form below to send us an email to volunteer.

Let us know in the text of the message which activities you can help out with.