Volunteer Information

Giving your time as a volunteer is one of the most meaningful things you can do to support St. John’s and those in the Green Bay community who are experiencing homelessness or at-risk to be homeless. Whether you want to commit weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly, or schedule as needed, we welcome your gifts and talents. The volunteer coordinator will work with you to create the most meaningful experience to fit your schedule. No minimum commitment is required.

Become a volunteer.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Brooke Graham for more information on volunteering: 920-301-0909 or bgraham@stjohnsgreenbay.org.

Are you a new volunteer?

See our Volunteer Manual for detailed information on responsibilities and times to serve.

Already an approved volunteer?

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities at St. John’s Men’s Shelter, Women’s Shelter, Micah Center or Wellspring include:

Breakfast Server

The Breakfast Servers are often the first interaction a guest has each morning. As guests wake up in an emergency shelter and prepare to start their day, it can be filled with a lot of stress and apprehension. A warm smile and light conversation as you serve the food and pour the coffee can set an individual on the right track to leave the shelter motivated to take the steps necessary to move towards self-sufficiency. Imagine a night filled with 40 “roommates”, lots of snoring and perhaps a late night intake that disrupted one’s sleep. Now, imagine a warm smile and genuine compassion greeting that individual a few hours later. You have the ability to make that difference.

Opportunities: Shelter Season, 5:30am-7:45am.

Donation Room

Do you like to help folks put together an outfit? Figure out what clothing would be warmest? Find a favorite soap or shampoo? …. Volunteers who fill requests are like personal shoppers for our guests. The guest fills out a request for any combination of clothing, hygiene, outer-ware and perhaps shoes. When this request is submitted you go up to the donation room and select the items for the guest. This particular volunteer role works with the personal items, so if you would like to make someone’s day by picking out the nicest, best fitting clothes you can gather from the donation room, this is the position for you!

Opportunities: Shelter Season, 9am-11am; Summer, M-T-W 9am-12pm.

Donation volunteers accept, sort, and organize donations and can also help with laundry if/when needed and vice versa. St. John’s operates primarily on donations, of food, clothing and financial gifts. This particular volunteer role works with the clothing items, so if you would like to make someone’s day by picking out the nicest clothes you can gather for the donation room, this is the position for you!

Opportunities: Shelter Season, weekdays 9-11am; Summer, M-T-W 9am-12pm.


Laundry volunteering is a great opportunity to help out “behind the scenes.” We all know how nice it is to have clean clothing at our disposal- take advantage of this opportunity to provide clean clothes for someone in need! When guests come into shelter they have the opportunity (thanks to you) to have their clothes washed as well as their pillows. Also, when guests move on from shelter and leave their clothing to be “recycled” the items are washed and then re-stocked in the donation room for others to use.

Opportunities: Shelter Season, 9am-12pm and 7-10pm; Summer, M-T-W 9am-12pm.


Hospitality Volunteering is an opportunity to create a warm, inviting environment for guests and to connect on a one on-one basis whether by sharing a meal, playing cards, or simple conversation. Hospitality volunteers are able to escort non-volunteer approved meal servers to share a meal with guests.

Opportunities: Shelter Season, 4:30-7:30pm and 7:00-9:30pm.

Office Reception

Office reception volunteers have the opportunity to answer the door and phone, and accept donations, which at times may require light clerical duties. In the meantime, Office Reception volunteers can write thank you notes to donors, however the main objective of the Office Reception Volunteers is to answer the phone and relay messages.

Opportunities: Shelter Season, weekdays 9:00am to 12:30pm and 12:30 to 4:00pm; Summer M-T-W, 9am to 3pm.

Micah Center Reception Relief

This challenging volunteer role requires spending tandem time at the front desk with the Office Manager to get confident with the myriad things that happen constantly at the front desk. If you enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced environment, excel in multi-tasking, and love interacting with guests, this may be the opportunity for you!

Opportunities are available on weekdays year-round.

Wellspring Hospitality

Wellspring hospitality volunteers interact with guests on a one-on-one and small group basis to make meaningful and significant connections through conversation and activities. For many of our guests, Wellspring is their only means of positive socialization. For others, it is a place to get a healthy meal or a cup of coffee, a place to escape the weather or seek the vital connection to community resources. You may help fill these needs and keep Wellspring running smoothly. 

Wellspring serves women and volunteers must also be women.

Opportunities are available on weekdays year-round.

Contact Brooke Graham, volunteer coordinator, to learn more about volunteering with St. John’s Ministries. Please fill out the form below.

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