Get Involved

The Franciscan Center could not provide critically-needed services to people in need without the dedicated and generous support of more than 100 volunteers, who share their time and talent in service to the poor and hungry citizens of Baltimore! A huge thank you to all who have served and continue to serve the Franciscan Center. The following weekly volunteer opportunities are available:


  • Daily Lunch Program
    Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Welcome guests, serve meals, assemble desserts, prepare drinks, assist in cleanup, and share conversation.
  • Food Pantry
    Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Stock shelves, pack emergency food bags, and distribute food bags.
  • Clothing Program
    Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Assist with distribution of clothing and toiletries, and restock clothing racks.
  • Office Assistance
    Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Assistance with mass mailings, stuffing and stamping of envelopes at specific times of the year, provide clerical support as needed, and provide computer skills guidance in the Technology Resource Center.
  • Tuesday Night Chopping
    Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    We receive hundreds of pounds of fresh produce every week to serve in our daily meals. Our goal to provide the most nutritious meals possible to our guests. To help process this fresh produce, we host a volunteer group every Tuesday evening where to help chop and prepare vegetables for that week’s meals.
  • Food Distribution Events
    One Saturday morning in Febuary, April, June, August, October and December. We offer two shifts: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m  and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers organize and distribute food to as many as 1,000 Baltimore City residents.

Click HERE to complete an online Volunteer Application. For additional information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator at or 410-467-5340 ext. 114.