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Volunteers power our work at the House of Peace and St. Ben’s Community Meal. Whether you are volunteering for the first time or the thousandth time, we appreciate and value you.

Thank you!

Capuchin Community Services is a site-specific, volunteer-driven ministry carrying out the works of mercy. Our two sites, the House of Peace and St. Ben’s Community Meal, have unique yet connected missions: to help families stay together, and to help people struggling with poverty and homelessness. Driving these ministries are our volunteers, people of good will who donate their time on a weekly or monthly basis. If you have a gift, an area of expertise you feel called to share, or want to respond to the most pressing needs, you are welcome. It happens just as often that people who come to serve discover gifts they didn’t know they had.

We are committed to hosting guests and volunteers in a supportive, joyful, and safe environment. Your volunteer service might bring you in direct contact with our guests, or place behind the scenes supporting the operations, or something in between. Let us discern this together! Sometimes the work is challenging, but you will never be left on your own – that’s our faith-based commitment to everyone who comes to our sites.

A volunteer from the Milwaukee Bucks packs holiday food boxes at the House of Peace for distribution to guests.

The House of Peace

Main basic tasks

  • Clothing Closet – sorting and organizing clothes
  • Emergency Food Pantry – stocking and organizing food items
  • Eyeglasses Ministry
  • Special events & projects
Volunteers providing beverage service to guests at St. Ben's Community Meal.

St. Ben’s Community Meal

Main basic tasks

  • Staffing the meal prep stations
  • Staffing the Meal Hall floor – clearing, re-setting, beverage service
  • Special events and projects
Chuck Cymela smiles to the camera as he volunteers in the eyeglass clinic at St. Ben's Open Door Ministry.

St. Ben’s Open Door Ministry

Various specified tasks

  • Shower Program – scheduling and tracking
  • Laundry Ministry – scheduling and tracking
  • Eyeglasses Ministry
  • Barbershop Ministry
  • Front Door office Duty – welcoming and connecting guests to services and resources

Volunteer Hub

Our online Volunteer Hub makes it easy to search and sign up for volunteer shifts at our two locations.
Two male volunteers smile for the camera as they volunteer at the House of Peace food pantry.

The House of Peace

Search available volunteer opportunities at the House of Peace food pantry and clothes closet.

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Two female volunteers pose and smile for the camera as they serve at St. Ben's Community Meal.

St. Ben's

Search available volunteer opportunities at St. Ben's Community Meal and Open Door Ministries.

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