Serve a Meal

Welcome Back Volunteers!

COVID Guidelines

As of May 27, 2021, COVID-19 restrictions for volunteers at the St. Francis House have been lifted, the Board of Directors announced. There are still some things volunteers should be aware of before coming to volunteer. They include:

  • Volunteers who have been vaccinated do not need to wear a mask while volunteering. Volunteers who have not been vaccinated are asked to wear a mask, but this will be up to the volunteer to do this.
  • Volunteers must complete a liability waiver form before serving.

Meal Serve Details

Serving a meal at the St. Francis House is a great opportunity for families, church groups, service groups and businesses to volunteer in a fun environment. Here are some details regarding serving a noon meal and an evening meal.

Breakfast:
Served from 6:15 - 7:15 am
Ideal Group Size:
2-3 individuals
Volunteers are finished by 7:30 am

Noon Meal:
Served from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ideal Group Size:
3-5 individuals
Volunteers are finished by 12:45 pm

Evening Meal:
Served from 6:15 - 7:45 pm
Ideal Group Size:
5-7 individuals
Volunteers are finished by 8 pm

Meal Serving Options

Serve a Meal Only

  • Arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the meal start time (6 am for breakfast, 11:15 am for noon meal and 6 pm for evening meal).
  • Serve the meal that is prepared by the St. Francis House staff. Guests will clean up.
  • You are welcome to eat and interact with our guests.
  • Prepare late plates for guests who will return after the meal is over due to work, treatment, etc.

Prepare and Serve a Meal

  • Determine a time to arrive to begin preparing the meal.
  • You will prepare a meal based on the menu items selected and provided by the St. Francis House staff. You can use our kitchen to prepare the meal.
  • Serve the meal. Guests will clean up.
  • You are welcome to eat and interact with our guests.
  • Prepare late plates for guests who will return after the meal is over due to work, treatment, etc.

Provide a Full Meal

  • Arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the meal start time.
  • Prepare and/or provide a meal of your choice. Some groups like to do all of the cooking on their own, while other groups prefer to purchase food from local restaurants. The choice is yours.
  • If certain ingredients are needed, the St. Francis House can help provide them for you.
  • Serve the meal. Guests will clean up.
  • You are welcome to eat and interact with our guests.
  • Prepare late plates for guests who will return after the meal is over due to work, treatment, etc.

If you are interested in serving a meal, or for more information, contact:

Tom, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 605-679-0915
Email: volunteer@stfrancishouse.com

Thank you for your support!

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Age Requirements

Volunteers must be 13 years of age or older to work in the kitchen or pour beverages. Volunteers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dress Code

All volunteers must wear:

  • Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes (no sandals or flip flops)
  • Jeans, casual pants, capris or long shorts (below the knee). No leggings.
  • Sleeved shirts (no tank tops or muscle shirts)

Volunteer Guidelines

Use the link below to review the St. Francis House volunteer guidelines. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we will ask every volunteer to complete a waiver form prior to their serving opportunity. 

St. Francis House Volunteer Guidelines (PDF)

Testimonial

Walter and I are strong believers and are blessed and grateful for what God is providing to us every day. Our call is to share his love with those around us, so what a better way to choose St Francis House to do so.

We really enjoy our time at St. Francis House, it is a welcoming place and all the staff are very friendly, most of all the residents/guests of St. Francis House are the reason why we go there. It is so good to see them and interact with them, to learn from their stories and to motivate them on their journey to restart a new life. They and you all are Christ's presence to us.

We look forward to continue serving as this current pandemic situation settles and we go back to our normal living or as close as it used to be.

God Bless!

Rosa and Walter

Contact Us

210 N Sherman Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
605-334-3879
605-575-3999

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Our Mission

The St. Francis House: An Ecumenical Ministry, Moving People from Homelessness to Hope!

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Donations accepted from 8am-8pm daily

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