Got Time?

Once again we are reaching out to you for help in solving a problem that has been with us from the very beginning of our ministry to “the least, the last, and the left out.” Namely, finding volunteers to help with the day-to-day work necessary to provide services.

Currently, we have a number of volunteers who have decided to regularly spend their time and talents working in food pantries, picking up food from supermarkets, hanging and pricing clothing, serving as members on our board of directors, housing, and Christmas committees. These volunteers spend 2 or 3 hours per week helping out. Then we come to the Christmas volunteers, over 225 of them who come and make Christmas happen for over 3,000 kids. As you can see, without these folks this ministry would not happen.

However, times are changing and we are seeing a drop in volunteers. So we are asking you to, first, think about volunteering some time of your own, and second, spread the word about our needs by telling your friends and family, or sharing our needs on your facebook page, twitter, or whatever social media you are currently using.

Here is an inventory of our current needs by program and for our administration. If you have the necessary skills and would like to make a difference, contact us by email at or by phone at 508-831-7455. You are going to be glad you did!

Retail Programs – this is our LittleStore, Just New! and Flea Market programs.

Store inventory processors – will sort, process household items, and hang clothing

Inventory Prices – will generate labels of items to be put into the stores

Counterpersons – is a cashier, and processes any donations that come in.

Flea Market workers – will help set up and put away the flea market tables and items for sale, salesperson

Electrical Tester – will assist in testing and processing the vast amounts of electrical appliances we receive

Sr. Alice Petty, R.S.M. citizenship/immigration – helps people processing their paperwork for a change in immigration status or prepare for the citizenship exam.

Caseworkers/mentors – will work with individuals to teach English or Citizenship examination preparation 

Pastoral Outreach – responds to requests for help

Program Manager – will manage program budget, recruit volunteers, and manage volunteer schedule

Outreach workers – will work with applicants requesting help.

Outreach to the Elderly – will work with the elderly to deep clean their homes 

Clean-Teams – goes to the home of an elderly person and cleans the ceilings, walls, floors, etc.

Food Distribution –  picks up and distributes food at two locations. 

Program Manager – manage program budget, recruit volunteers, and manage volunteer schedule

Shift leaders – are responsible for managing a shift, opening, and closing of the food pantry

Shift workers – are responsible for helping guests select and bag their food selection. 

Saint Stephen Housing Initiative – provides housing for newly arrived refugees, immigrants, and asylees.

Program Manager – manage program budget, recruit volunteers, manage volunteer schedule, make sure property is in good repair and collects rents.

Maintenance – Help with routine maintenance as required

Administration – this is the day-to-day operations of the Urban Missionaries of Our Lady of Hope

CEO – manages all program managers and administrative personnel.

IT – Help manage our computer infrastructure.

Administrative Assistant – supports the CEO in his day-to-day responsibilities.

Maintenance – Help with routine maintenance as required

Cleaner – Cleans the facilities.