Volunteer Opportunities

The many ministries of the Franciscan friars would be a small shell of their vibrant, breathing, life giving nature without the help and expertise of many lay volunteers.   Whether in our parishes or social service ministries, volunteers play a pivotal role in spreading Franciscan vision and values.   If you are interested in sharing your gifts, we encourage you to contact a Franciscan ministry near you.  Below is a list of some of our volunteer opportunities.   If you have any questions or are looking for a particular ministry not listed below we encourage you to contact us at info@sbofm.org or by phone at 916-443-5717.

St. Anthony Foundation

150 Golden Gate Ave

San Francisco CA 94102



Volunteer projects range from serving trays to guests in the Dining Room, sorting clothes to preparing the Clothing Program for service, to skills-based service in the Tenderloin Tech Lab, Clinic, and Social Work Center. Volunteer projects range from regular shifts to special group projects designed for large or small teams.  Learn more at Volunteer-St. Anthony Foundation


St. Francis Center

1835 South Hope St

Los Angeles CA 90015

231-747-5347 ext. 111


During its first 25 years of operation, the center was run entirely by volunteers! Help us continue this tradition of hands-on work and support our daily services by getting involved in one of our volunteer opportunities.  St. Francis Center depends on the help of volunteers to make each program creative and successful. The clients enjoy seeing new faces and meeting new friends. Come by and create relationships at St. Francis Center. All opportunities are available to individuals and groups.  Learn more at Volunteer-St. Francis Center.


Old Mission San Luis Rey

4050 Mission Ave

Oceanside CA 92057


If you have an interest in the Mission and in California history, we invite you to join us.   Volunteer opportunities are diverse, an example of a few are gardening, being a docent in the museum, helping at special events and staffing the Welcome Center.  Find out more at by visiting Volunteer-Old Mission San Luis Rey.