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St. Vincent de Paul CARES

St. Vincent de Paul CARES

Making Homelessness Rare. Brief. One-Time.

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Join the SVdP CARES Volunteer Family

For more information about how you can make a difference, please complete the volunteer request form and check out our volunteer opportunities below.

Volunteer Opportunities

St. Vincent de Paul CARES is eternally grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who dedicate their time each year to serving those affected by homelessness. Our volunteers are indispensable to the programs we offer.

Volunteers are often needed at our Administrative office in St. Petersburg, as well as our field offices in Central and Southwest Florida.

Tasks include filing data entry, answering and placing phone calls, and stuffing envelopes.


Individual volunteers are needed to assist in preparing and serving breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Individuals must   make a weekly commitment.

Group volunteers are needed to sponsor and serve meals on evenings and weekends and must make a monthly commitment.

Volunteers are needed to assist in tasks at the District Office, Center of Hope, and Community Thrift Store. These are quarterly or monthly opportunities with the following duties:

  • Landscaping
  • Cleaning up brush and debris from around the buildings

Volunteers are needed for a minimum of 2-hour shifts to assist full-time staff with day to day functions during regular business hours:

Critical need for volunteers to help unload the donation truck on Thu, Fri, and Saturdays.

Volunteer FAQs

The Community Thrift Store does take community service volunteers when there’s room.

Click here   to fill out the Community Service Request form  and someone will get back to you shortly.

Individuals must be 18 or older to volunteer at the Food Center.

Individuals who are 16 or older may volunteer by themselves at the Community Thrift Store.

Individuals who are 14 or 15 may volunteer with their parental guardian at the Community Thrift Store.

Absolutely! SVdP CARES records all volunteer hours and can send copies of them and/or sign any required forms.

Yes! You are always welcome to volunteer at the Community Thrift Store and SVdP CARES updates the website regularly with options for seasonal volunteering at the Food Center!

SVdP CARES frequently takes groups of under 15 for volunteering at the Community Thrift Store, if scheduled in advance.

SVdP CARES also occasionally has larger projects that would accommodate more than 15 people such as lawn work or painting.

Please fill out the volunteer request form or you can email the Volunteer and Event Coordinator directly at [email protected] .

St. Vincent de Paul CARES reserves the right to conduct a background screening for all volunteers.

Because you will be working among our clients and/or customers, we will require some basic information about you, which assures the best possible program and safety for all.

For more information about how you can make a difference, please complete the volunteer request form below.

*For established dinner groups, please click here to view the current dinner calendar.

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The vital work of the American Red Cross is made possible by people like you who contribute their unique backgrounds, talents and skill levels. Our needs change based on current events, adding flexibility to get you involved in an area that inspires you!

Explore typical opportunities on this page, or take a short quiz to discover the type of role that's right for you:

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We have volunteer opportunities to match a wide range of interests and time commitment. Contact your local chapter to find out more about what is available in your area.

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Take a Leadership Role

Board Members

Serve on local boards and help with fundraising and marketing programs. Be the face of the Red Cross in your community and ensure we are serving your community well.

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Assist with volunteer recruitment, placement, record keeping and recognition.

Community Volunteer Leader

Community Volunteer Leaders (CVL) act as a “face of the Red Cross” to the community and focus upon recruiting volunteers and managing key local relationships. 

Support the Red Cross Blood Team

Blood Donor Recruiter

Work with individuals, groups and companies to recruit blood donors and promote blood drives.

Blood Drive Volunteer

Greet and register blood donors.

Pick up donated blood units from a blood drive and deliver to the laboratory to be thoroughly tested and then sent to the hospital. 

Help During a Crisis

Disaster Services

Provide food, shelter, comfort and home for families affected by major disasters such as fire, hurricanes and tornadoes.

Disaster Action Team

Respond to single-family fires with a disaster action team supervisor. 

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 Disaster Preparedness Presenter

Educate individuals and groups on how to be prepared before a disaster occurs.

Health and Safety Instructor

Teach community classes such as CPR, First Aid and water safety to children and adults.

Babysitting Course Instructor

Become certified and teach American Red Cross Babysitting courses to teenagers.

IHL Instructor

Conduct classes on International Humanitarian Law.

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Hospital Volunteer

Lend a hand to patients at Veterans Administration and military hospitals.

Armed Forces Caseworker

Ensure delivery of emergency communications for members of the military and their families. 

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Thank a Donor

Make calls to thank Red Cross financial donors. 

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First Aid and CPR volunteers staff special events throughout the year.

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Assist the fundraising team as they research, write and execute grants.

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During disasters, tell the Red Cross story to your community.

Provide Office and Warehouse Support

Assist with administrative tasks.

Staff Support

Help with routine maintenance duties such as stocking supplies and checking inventory at shelters. 

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Assist in the international search for persons living overseas, in war-torn countries or thought to be living in your community.

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25% of Red Cross volunteers are age 24 or younger. Being young is no barrier to being able to help people in need, in your community and around the world!

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Create, plan and participate in service projects to help your school, your community and make an impact around the globe.

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Represent the 100,000 young Red Cross volunteers, advocate for youth involvement and advise Red Cross senior leadership on policies relating to young people.

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Gain hands-on experience in working for a non-profit! Exceptional undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply for summer internships at Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Network with other socially-conscious professionals while planning social fundraising events and participating in community service projects. The groups also offer leadership development and mentoring opportunities.

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Mobilize members and employees to demonstrate their commitment to making a difference through a range of activities that build community resiliency and save lives.

Contact your local chapter  to find specific opportunities in your area.

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Disaster response.

Receive training in Red Cross Disaster Services, including community disaster education, mass care and sheltering. Interested in formal training? Consider Ready When the Time Comes (RWTC), a corporate volunteer program that taps the human resources of corporate America, mobilizing them as a community-based volunteer force when disaster strikes.

Groups can also lend their facilities in times of disaster. Your local  Red Cross chapter  can tell you whether any of these opportunities are available in your area.

Preparedness, Health & Safety

Help the Red Cross deliver emergency and first aid safety information directly to area communities and families by providing local disaster education or by teaching CPR and First Aid.

Service to the Armed Forces

Work with members of the military, veterans and families in military and VA health care facilities providing recreational and therapeutic services and supporting special events.

Educate Your Group

Ask  your local Red Cross chapter  about educational forums or speakers bureau opportunities for your organization or business to learn more about local Red Cross history, services and programs.

Biomedical Services

Host blood drives , recruit blood donors, and greet and register blood donors onsite.

International Services

Educate others as an instructor on International Humanitarian Law . Groups can also help support the  Measles & Rubella Initiative .

Volunteer Internationally

Help us spread hope around the world.  Find out more.

Restoring Family Links

The Red Cross works to reconnect families who have been separated by war or disaster. Your local Red Cross chapter may have opportunities for you to help overseas disaster victims find family members in your community.

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Humanitarian principles are at the core of the Red Cross mission, and continuing this work requires inspiring and engaging the next generation. We offer engaging and challenging resources for students, teachers and law and policy professionals.

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International Disaster Response

Although many international disasters are managed and staffed by people living in the affected communities, volunteers with exceptional technical skills, Red Cross knowledge and disaster relief experience can apply to become part of our international disaster response roster.

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Step 3: Sign Up for a Session

Once you've found a session that fits your schedule, sign up, and get ready to serve our neighbors!

You can also select  "join waitlist"  if a session is full. Our system will notify if a spot becomes open!

Volunteer Waivers & Civil Rights Documentation

Civil Rights Document:   Each volunteer will be required to review a Civil Rights document, which must be completed annually based on the date of your initial review.  Our volunteer system will automatically request this information the next time you check in or sign up for a session taking place  after June 30 , and yearly thereafter.

Digital Minor Renewal Option (14-17 years of age):  Parents/guardians of minors may now accept the waiver and civil rights document electronically without the need to print.  When registering for an event, the minor receives the option of emailing the waiver to their parent/guardian or printing it for them to sign. 

Our Programs & Volunteer Opportunities

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Seven Loaves Food Pantry

• Sorting produce & bagging food

• Running carts & loading food

• Greeting neighbors

• Cleaning up & staging

Days:  Tuesdays - Saturdays

Times:  Multiple Times, See Calendar

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Joseph's Coat Clothing Closet

• Sorting & organizing clothes

• Setting up for clothing distribution

Days:  Mondays - Thursdays

Times:   Sorting: Tuesdays and Thursdays Distribution: Mondays and Wednesdays

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Project Hope Neighbor Care

• Welcoming & greeting neighbors

• Helping neighbors with questions on resources

Bilingual volunteers preferred but not required.

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The Academy Education Program

• Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) classes | Training will be provided

• Helping setup and tear down for classes on Saturdays

• Helping with administrative tasks

Days:  Saturdays

Times:  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Questions About Volunteering?

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Volunteer Opportunities for Kids: Your List of Places Around the Plano Area

Posted on Last updated: November 15, 2023

Categories Grade schoolers , Charities & Community , Tweens & Teens

Teaching kids about the needs of others is very important.

You can open their eyes to many new experiences while teaching them to be kind and helpful to others.

Teaching about charity and community service is one of the most beneficial things you can do as a parent.

More: Charities, Community and Worship

While they may not easy to find, we’ve compiled a guide to help you find volunteer spots. The good news is that there are several places around the city that offer volunteer opportunities for kids.

More: These are our picks for 10 Plano Non-Profits that you may now know about!

Places to Volunteer in DFW With Kids

More: Our Huge Guide to Things to Do with Teens

Where are the best Volunteer Opportunities for Kids?

Take a look at these great places around Plano where you can find great volunteer opportunities for kids. This would be a wonderful thing to do around the holidays with the whole family!

Volunteer Opportunities for Kids in Plano

The Storehouse of Collin County

Housed out of St. Andrews Methodist Church, this organization provides food and clothing for those in need. They also provide training, help, and education for women in poverty to help them reach goals and become sufficient for their families.

Kids must be 13 years or older to volunteer  and be with an adult. Adults must be 18 years or older, no longer in school, and complete a background check.

Wee Volunteer

Monthly calendar projects that can get the whole family involved. Some of the projects include Meals on Wheels, Operation Kindness, and the North Texas Food Bank .

These are all tailored for preschool and elementary aged children. Check them out on Facebook!

Senior with a volunteer in Plano TX

Meals on Wheels

Designed for Seniors to alleviate isolation and feed those that are in hunger they offer programs for families to volunteer during School Breaks. 

Heritage Farmstead Museum (Plano)

They offer Saturday Clean Up Days, Special Events and Kitchen Garden are all great opportunities for moms to volunteer with their Kids!

Heritage Farmstead is a great chance for Moms and Kids to enjoy volunteering together and working outside is fun and rewarding for kids.

Hope’s Door

Offers intervention and prevention services to individuals and families affected by family violence. It’s located in Plano but serves all of North Texas area. They love volunteers !

Kids ages 12 and older and must be present with a parent or guardian. All volunteers must complete an application, background check, and attend a 1-hour training.

Minnie’s Food Pantry

A mission to provide healthy meals and resources (with the red carpet treatment!) to families in need. Minnie’s is 100% community funded and loves volunteers.

Moms have told me that they do require volunteers to be 13 years and older. At Thanksgiving they may allow kids as young as 5 so do check with them.

Please check with them before going. Call: 972-596-0253

Live Green in Plano Opportunities

They offer volunteer opportunities focused on sustainability and environmental education year-round. Youth 13+ are welcome to join the Live Green in Plano Volunteer Program for a variety of volunteer opportunities that include helping with the gardens, special event assistance, and more.

Additional one-time opportunities suitable for all ages and families (not requiring an orientation) are also available like litter cleanups to keep Plano beautiful.

Volunteers in Plano TX

Legacy Willow Bend

The Legacy Senior Communities – Family volunteering opportunities for kids are available for activities like BINGO, crafts, companionship for seniors, popcorn parties, short stories, socials, games and more.

Contact Brian Lovelace for more information.

Teen volunteers with Senior in Plano TX

The Community Garden Kitchen (McKinney)

They are opening the first facility in Collin County that will serve meals to those in need on a daily basis. The kitchen runs like any other restaurant, however, the majority of the staff will be volunteers.  

The Dallas Zoo

Saving Wildlife Weekends! The Dallas Zoo is on a mission to restore vital habitats for wildlife and we need your help.

Join them from 8:30 am – 11:30 am for their monthly habitat restoration project and make a difference for wildlife. 

This will take place every third Saturday and Sunday of the month. The meeting location may vary. The events can be anything from creek clean-ups, micro-litter canvasing, tree planting, milkweed and nectar plantings for pollination, etc.

Their goal is to restore animal habitats in our urban landscape. If you are interested, you can contact them!

Dallas Zoo

Host a Used Book Drive (Plano)

The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale happens every summer. Proceeds go to the five Plano Public Library locations and are used for programs and special items. Anyone can host their own used book drive and drop off donations to a Plano Library .

Used children’s books are great as many families shop the annual book sale looking for low-cost ways to keep their shelves full of great books!

If bringing a large donation please call ahead.

Host an Animal Supply Drive (Plano)

The Plano Animal Shelter has a wish list of items needed for the animals. Anyone can host a donation drive and then off items to the shelter.

Head to Grace Church Plano the first Saturday of every month and you can take part in the local Tango Tab program. Kids must be able to make a peanut butter sandwich and know it’s not meant for them to eat (so old enough to recognize that)

Prior to the Event: Head over to the store and pick up the product. Remember, the more product that is brought… The more meals they’ll make.

Here’s what to bring: They request that each person attending brings some product. You can bring any of the items in any combination, but this is what we recommend… • Peanut Butter: Bring 2 or 3 jars • Jelly: It doesn’t matter the flavor; bring the same amount of jelly as you brought peanut butter • Bread: Try to find a loaf that has 20 slices (not including the ends); Btw we definitely prefer wheat • 1 bag of Halos, Cuties or tangerines • 1-2 bags of chips (not the individual bags) • 100 count of Sandwich Bags (make sure they zip)

PLEASE TRY TO BRING AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY & BREAD. Example: If you bring 4 jars of jelly, bring 4 jars of peanut butter.

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Other Places for Volunteer Opportunities for Kids in Plano and the Dallas area

Plano animal shelter.

Must be 18 years old, agree to a 3-month commitment, and be able to volunteer at least 8 hours a month.

Children’s Hospital:

Student volunteers are always needed at local children’s hospitals to support staff and help with customer service. Students must be 16 years or older and interested in donating time to help serve others. (Dallas campus only) Includes both summer and school-year sessions.

This is a great website where projects are posted based on where you live. All you do is select your area and choose a project you are interested in helping. You will have to read the requirements (if any) on how to get started and see if kids are allowed.


Bringing good people and good causes together. Search for a cause you care about and find one in your area that is in need!

Feed My Starving Children in Richardson

They have kids volunteer as young as 5 with an adult and is known as a very positive and engaging environment. 

Have you ever volunteered with your kids before? Tell us about it! We’d love to hear your experience!

Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

Hi, Our family of five with 17 year old high schooler,13 yo girl and 8 yo boy are relocating to Plano/ Frisco from Huntersville, NC . We would like to get our kids involved in our community . Will you suggest where my 17 yo can volunteer to tutor younger kids and meet other volunteers for friendship?

He’s been tutoring elementary students with math/ reading for a few years. Much appreciated and we can’t wait to get settled in Plano/Frisco in June 2022.

Monday 17th of January 2022

Hi Tiffany, welcome to the area! It's so great that you're planning ahead. A great place to start in my view are either the North Texas Food Bank/Minnie's Food Pantry or any of our Rotary clubs that have opportunities for your teenage kids throughout the year. For tutoring, you may want to contact an agency (or even consider GoPeer, which is a new online service we love!) For your teen kids, check out this post for ideas to help them connect

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As a Bristol Hospice companion, you can provide many support services to our patients and their families by providing, a compassionate presence through listening and conversation, respite for caregivers, and engaging in activities such as reading, playing music, or sharing hobbies to bring joy and comfort. You will be able to provide compassionate support for our patients and their families in home, in long-term care facilities, or nursing homes. By becoming a Bristol volunteer, you have the opportunity to bring warmth and solace to our patients and their families. Requirements include: - 12 hours of online training & orientation (We will train you on everything that you need to know to become a successful volunteer) - Background and reference checks - TB testing - Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to work directly with patients, but if you are under the age of 18 years old, you must have a parent or guardian volunteer with you. If you are interested in becoming a Bristol volunteer, we would love to hear from you and learn more about you! Please contact: Mackensie Moore, Volunteer Coordinator P: 214-221-9216 E: [email protected]

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Bristol Hospice Dallas provides hospice services to meet the physical, psycho-social, and spiritual needs of individuals at the end of life. We focus on an individualized plan of care which may include, as appropriate, the following services: nursing, physicians, hospice aides, spiritual support, therapy, dietary, counseling, volunteers, durable medical equipment, supplies, bereavement services and medications related to terminal illness. Volunteers are an important part of the hospice model. Volunteers provide special compassionate presence and support to our patients and family in ways that only a volunteer can. When a volunteer visits a patient, they are visiting the patient because they want to be there. It's not a job or an obligation. That is a powerful action for our patients and families!


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5 North Texas veterans organizations are making a difference — and you can help, too

Learn what donations are needed and how you can volunteer your time..

DFW Canines for Veterans service dog with his U.S. veteran

By Allison Hatfield

9:00 AM on Nov 7, 2019 CST

According to U.S. Census data, Dallas County is home to more than 95,000 U.S. military veterans . And, nearly 109,000 veterans live in Tarrant County. Many of these men and women suffer the effects of their sacrifice to such an extent that they have great difficulty being with their families, holding jobs or even finding places to live. They lack the health care, education and employment needed to live rich, happy lives.

Government resources are often not enough or are difficult to navigate — and that’s where the private sector can help. Here are a few North Texas nonprofits that are providing veterans with the assistance they need.

DFW Canines for Veterans

The Mansfield-based organization provides service dogs to combat veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury. Co-founders Melissa and Carrie Caposello work alongside a team of volunteer U.S. military members to train dogs and the veterans who will become their owners.

Ninety percent of the dogs trained by DFW Canines for Veterans come from city kill shelters, and training costs on average $20,000 per dog. Funds come from private donors and corporate sponsors, and 100% of monies donated go toward training and gear. Veterans pay nothing for their service dogs, the training, or a lifelong commitment of camaraderie and support. The group has an Amazon wish list of dog beds, harnesses, leashes and more. Get more information and donate at dfwcaninesd.com .

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Homeless Veterans Service of Dallas

Located south of the Dallas VA Medical Center in Lancaster, Homeless Veterans Service of Dallas (HVSD) offers a place for homeless or underserved veterans to use computers, take showers, find meals, do laundry and get a haircut for free. The group also works with the Veterans Administration to provide temporary housing and employment opportunities.

In 2018, it helped open Dallas’ first tiny house community for homeless veterans. HVSD maintains a wish list on its website that includes items such as cereal, flash drives, backpacks, batteries, bus passes, gas cards and rain ponchos for veterans, as well as coffee, bottled water, and towels and washcloths for the center. There are also opportunities to volunteer your time. Get more information and see the full list of needed items at hvsd.org .

Greater Dallas Veterans Foundation

The all-volunteer nonprofit is dedicated to honoring veterans throughout the community and supporting other veterans organizations. It hosts the Greater Dallas Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade , which takes place this year on Monday, November 11, and commemorates the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. in front of City Hall; the parade begins right after.

You can show your support for veterans by attending the parade. Find out how to volunteer or donate with the Greater Dallas Veterans Foundation at greaterdallasveteransfoundation.org .

Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center

Located in Lancaster and created to help female veteran business owners, Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center connects women with one another, public/private-sector opportunities, and services and funding, while also providing personal and professional resources. It operates a co-working space with a coffee lounge and meeting rooms, as well as an affordable conference center.

The organization often needs volunteers in the areas of data entry, social media, event marketing, public relations and building maintenance. There are also opportunities to serve as a mentor or coach to a female entrepreneur. Find out more and sign up to volunteer at veteranwomensec.org .

The Veterans Center of North Texas

One of the biggest challenges facing veterans today is locating qualified service providers that can address their needs. That’s where The Veterans Center of North Texas comes in. The Plano-based, all-volunteer group supports veterans and their families by providing information about and access to (when possible) services such as housing, employment, education, health, financial and legal.

The Veterans Center of North Texas does not charge veterans for assistance, and most affiliated providers offer free or reduced charges for their services as well. Learn more and find out how you can volunteer at veteranscenterofnorthtexas.org .

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Whether it's serving dinner, sorting food or more specialized opportunities like hosting birthday parties for shelter residents, or leading an arts workshop, there's a place for you to share your time and skills. Areas of service include our dining rooms, shelters, clinic, unsheltered guest outreach, and more. 

Explore our areas of service to find your perfect fit

Dining Rooms

Shelter meal plating, hearts and hands day, thrift stores, browse all volunteer opportunities, with many different opportunities to choose from, find the one that's right for you., returning volunteer, call (602-261-6886) or email ([email protected]) to sign up for your next volunteer shift., news and stories.

How volunteers help to feed, clothe, house, and heal.

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Giving back out of gratitude

After raising her children in the Family Dining Room, one mom volunteers to support the community.

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Renewing our servant heart

Be inspired by three stories of returning volunteers. Won't you join them?

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Jean Butler finds a thrift store volunteer family

At 84, she volunteers four days a week sorting housewares at SVdP's Surprise Thrift Store


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