Brother Francis Shelter Volunteers

Our volunteer opportunities are constantly changing! If you have questions, concerns or ideas about volunteering with Catholic Social Services please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Manager at or 907-222-7335.

Clare House

Meal Team Providers- * current greatest need
  • Prepare and deliver meals to the women and children residents of Clare House
  • Meal Team Providers commit to one day per month or every other month
  • Slots currently available:
    • 2nd Monday of each month
    • 29th day of each month
Childcare Services
  • Assist with kid’s activities such as arts and crafts, games, etc.
  • Shifts available:
    • Monday-Friday-  10am-12pm and 2-4pm
    • Saturday-Sunday-  11am-1pm and 4-6pm
Administrative Services
  • Assist with answering phones and door; assist in light filing or shredding
  • Shifts available:
    • Friday-  8-11am
  • Lead an educational workshop or provide crafts/entertainment by sharing your skills and interests with the women of Clare House!
  • Let us know the type of activity you’d like to lead.
Clare House Advisory Council
  • Join other community members who work to advocate and fundraise on behalf of Clare House (Requires a long-term commitment and special application process).

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Brother Francis Shelter

Dinner Service
  • Assist with meal preparation, service, and clean-up in our kitchen.
  • Orientation held every Thursday at 5:15 pm at Brother Francis Shelter. Please contact our Community Engagement Manager to reserve a spot at an orientation that works with your schedule at 907-222-7335.
  • Shifts available:
    • Monday-Sunday-  6:30-8:30pm
Foot Clinic
  • In the spirit of Washing of the Feet, join a dedicated team that cares for the feet of shelter guests twice monthly. (Requires special training that is provided to address the health issues commonly seen.)
  • Work with case management or program management to design and facilitate 1 hour workshops on special topics (e.g. Resume building, Interviewing skills, Creative Writing, Dealing with Anxiety and other areas of wellness).
  • Days & times are negotiable.
Administrative Services
  • Assist with answering phones, scanning of registration packets; assist in light filing or shredding
  • Shifts available:
    • Monday-Friday-  9am-3pm
Facility Deep Cleaning
  • Assist shelter with special deep cleaning and maintenance projects
  • 2-4 hour shifts as needed
Listening Post
  • Sit one-on-one with a guest and listen to him or her share their story
  • Shifts available:
    • Thursday-  5:30-7:30pm
    • Wednesday-  1-3pm
Brother Francis Shelter Advisory Council
  • Join other community members who work to advocate and fundraise on behalf of the shelter (Requires a long-term commitment and special application process).

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Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS)

Due to recent changes, refugee resettlement has slowed both locally and nationally. While we welcome volunteers to the RAIS team, please note that the following volunteering opportunities are on an as needed basis. For now, one the most helpful ways you can support our current and future refugee clients is to advocate on their behalf, stay informed about the ongoing political situation regarding immigration and contact your elected officials and let them know your position on all aspects of the political debate.

Moving Teams (as needed):
  • Assist individuals/families move to new home within the Anchorage area
  • Must have access to pick-up or large vehicle to assist with moving large items
  • Ability to pick up furniture from donors and deliver to individual’s home
English Support Volunteer/Family Support Volunteer (as needed):
  • Supports Individuals/families with English Language Learning through conversations, shopping, cooking, etc.
  • Support Individuals/families feel comfortable in Anchorage by participating in free activities in Anchorage and surrounding area.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete a volunteer application below and contact Megan Moffitt at or 907-222-7390 with any questions.

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St. Francis House Food Pantry

Open Monday – Thursday 9 am – 1 pm
And 4th Wednesday of the month, 4 to 6:30 pm

Current needs: We currently have no volunteer needs at St. Francis House Food Pantry.

On-going Volunteer Options

Volunteer Projects
  • Offer a field trip opportunity to refugee clients
Support On-Going Program Functions
  • Fundraising

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If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact:
Clara Williams Community Engagement Manager •  907-222-7335