Volunteer Opportunities

SVdP has many volunteer opportunities, ranging from making food boxes at the Atkinson Food Room to supporting our teaching staff at First Place Family Center. The best way to get started is by filling out a new volunteer application.

With some staff and volunteers unable to work, we need volunteers more than ever. If you are healthy and not a member of an at-risk population, please consider filling out our volunteer application. We are only accepting new volunteers on a case by case basis at this time. 

Volunteer Opportunities

What Is It Like To Volunteer At SVdP?

SVdP hosts a variety of programs to support families and individuals in need in our community. Some of our volunteer opportunities include:

  • Making food boxes and helping maintain our Atkinson Food Room at the Lindholm Center
  • Serving and preparing food at the Eugene Service Station at the Lindholm Center
  • Sorting book donations for stores or online sales
  • Sorting clothes and greeting customers at retail locations. (Volunteers in our retail stores are asked to abide by all current COVID-19 guidelines.)

We thank our volunteers in advance for their interest and willingness to share their time and talents with us.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities at First Place Family Center

Volunteer Opportunities at First Place Family Center (FPFC) Sites

At FPFC sites, families can get a meal, access daycare services, and receive help transitioning into stable housing. Volunteer opportunities at FPFC sites include:

  • Aiding our teaching staff during classroom hours
  • Attending to preschool aged children
  • Participating in various child-centric activities like crafts, cooking, gardening, etc.
  • Answering phones at front desk
  • Sorting donated items and organizing storage spaces
  • Preparing meals for families
  • Providing enrichment activities for youth

Other Contact Information

For information about First Place Family Center programs:
Carmen.Cervantes@svdp.us OR

For information about the Atkinson Food Room:
Meagan.Chandler@svdp.us OR


    St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc. certifies and agrees that the organization and its programs, partnerships or affiliates shall not discriminate in soliciting volunteers or treat unequally any volunteer because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information; and the organization and its programs, partnerships or affiliates will comply with all federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws.

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    St. Vincent de Paul is Lane County’s largest nonprofit human services organization. Founded in 1953 and incorporated in 1955, the Agency helps more than 84,000 individuals and families each year with emergency and homeless services, and affordable housing. St. Vincent de Paul is committed to providing comprehensive programs to alleviate poverty and help all individuals find a path out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

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