Social Services Department Volunteer

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St. Mary's Dining Room

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Our Social Services (S.S,) Department offers resources and services which support the empowerment and self-sufficiently of the guests we serve. We are seeking volunteers with an outgoing, positive and professional personality who are passionate about social work and working with a diverse population. Volunteers will be working in our front office directly with the guests we serve, staff and other volunteers.

Requirement: Weekly time commitment and a minimum of 4 months of volunteer support.

Our S.S. department is a fast-paced and demanding work environment. We are seeking volunteers with the skills and ability to perform the tasks below:

  • Ability to learn to identify mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence characteristics at check-in
  • Ability to react and respond appropriately with a calm demeanor in challenging situations: crisis, medical issues, etc. (Abiding safety protocols and codes)
  • Ability to build trust and professional relationships among our guests
  • Ability to work under pressure while multi-tasking
  • Strong customer service and problem solving skills
  • Awareness and understanding of the diverse population with a wide range of personalities and culture we serve


  • Properly intake and assist guests with their needs
  • Schedule appointments for guests with case workers within Microsoft Outlook Calendar
  • Strong communication skills in person and over the phone (multi-line phone system)
  • Alphabetizing, filing, retrieving guests’ mail and charts, make copies, fax
  • Provide information on campus services and directions
  • Maintain guests’ confidentiality by abiding St. Mary’s Dining Room’s privacy policy


A brief screening process is required allowing us to get to know you better. If you are interested in volunteering in this department, please contact Georgie Nguyen at (209) 467-0703 or to set up a meeting.

NOTICE This volunteer opportunity is not guaranteed. We will be selecting the most suitable volunteers for our Social Services Department.


Requirement: Weekly time commitment and a minimum of 4 months of volunteer support.

  • Monday - Fridays 8 - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm

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About St. Mary's Dining Room



Mission Statement

St. Mary's Dining Room responds to poverty in San Joaquin County be feeding the hungry, caring for health issues and restoring human dignity to over 700 individuals each day. We rely on the help of volunteers like YOU to help serve our community!


St. Mary’s Dining Room provides the following caring services to our community’s homeless and working poor individuals and families. Our ability to provide this care is made possible through the generosity of our community. It is because of their financial support, their gift of time through volunteerism and their donation of in-kind supplies and materials that we are able to provide hope and dignity to the many men, women and children that visit our campus each day.

Our DINING ROOM is open 7 days a week. Each morning we serve a hot breakfast, followed by a hot nutritious lunch and dinner. Meals are prepared and served by a small staff with a crew of community volunteers.

Our CLOTHING & HYGIENE CENTER provides access to hot showers, hygiene products, haircuts and seasonal clothing to our clients.

Our MEDICAL CLINIC treats those who are uninsured. Eye exams are also performed and prescription glasses are provided. Health Classes, including Diabetes Education classes, are provided in both English and Spanish.

Our DENTAL CLINIC treats those who are uninsured. Volunteer professionals, including dentists and hygienists provide needed dental care and education to our clients.

Our SOCIAL SERVICES center allows staff and volunteers to provide case management for clients by assisting with completing applications and forms for various benefit programs. Clients are provided with advocacy and referrals for securing emergency shelter, transitional housing, and employment opportunities.


We'll work with your schedule.


545 W. Sonora StreetStockton, CA 95203



  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Social Work




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 1 shift per week.

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