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 Community Meal:
    • Main basic tasks:
      • Staffing the meal prep stations
      • Staffing the Meal Hall floor – clearing, re-setting, beverage service
      • Special events and projects
    • Apply to volunteer at: http://saintbenministry.thecapuchins.volunteerhub.com/
    • Volunteer Coordinator:
      • Email: ccsvol@thecapuchins.org
  • St. Ben’s Open Door Ministry:

COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines:

In order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to protect your health and the health of our staff, we ask you to implement the following guidelines:

  • Please do not volunteer if you or someone in your household is experiencing any one of the COVID-19 symptoms. Also please do not volunteer if you are under quarantine or supposed to be under quarantine.
  • You will be asked to complete a standard COVID-19-related health questionnaire before entering Capuchin program premises.
  • You will be asked to review and abide with COVID-19 Reporting and Follow-up Guidelines.
  • When you are on the Capuchin premises, you must follow CDC-recommended guidelines, including:
    • Mouth and nose must be covered with a face mask or cloth covering at all times.
    • Maintain at least six feet of social distance from others at all times.
    • Wash hands properly with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol)
    • No touching of face with hands.
    • Cough into a cloth, tissue or your elbow.
    • Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.