Capuchin Community Services is a site-specific, volunteer-driven ministry carrying out the works of mercy. Our two sites, the House of Peace and Saint 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.

The following are volunteer opportunities currently available in our Capuchin Community Services programs. Please review and click on the desired link to apply to volunteer.

  • 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
    • Apply to volunteer at: http://saintbenministry.thecapuchins.volunteerhub.com/
    • Volunteer Coordinator:

COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines:

With the lapse of the City of Milwaukee’s mask mandate on March 1, 2022, our sites are operating under the following guidelines:

  • Public health officials advise that wearing face masks continues to be a benefit in some settings
  • House of Peace and Saint Ben’s Community Meal are settings where masks can be beneficial
  • Guests, volunteers, and staff are welcome to wear masks
  • Quality masks will be provided upon request to all who come to our sites

Thank you for your support and cooperation.