"Help Us Help Others"

Volunteer Information


Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul. Not only is volunteering an expression of support for the work of our organization, but it also is a gift of yourself. In sharing your talent and time you receive a feeling of satisfaction, and you also make our world a better place for everyone. So thank you!

SVdP is dedicated to meeting the needs of the poor in Santa Clara County in a variety of ways, and as you might expect there’s a broad spectrum of ways to get involved. Whether you come as an intern or as a student with class requirements - whatever your passion, whatever your availability, you’ll make a difference in your community!


Weekly opportunities

We are particularly looking for volunteers who can volunteer on a weekly basis for 2 or more hours each week






General Office Help: Basic office help keeps us whirring and on-track! Mailings, filing, data entry, sticking stickers -- you name it, we do it. These volunteers are the backbone of so much that we do, working cheerfully and faithfully behind the scenes. Office hours: Monday thru Friday   8:30 am to 3:30 pm.


Events are a great way to get your group involved, or to get a quick no-commitment taste of what SVdP is about. But we should warn you… you might like what you experience and make it a habit!  Events include clothing drives, backpack distributions, Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets and Giving Trees at Christmas.

We keep a list of volunteers who want to be contacted for special events on a regular basis, so you can ask to be on that list if you’d like, or just sign-up for a specific event. Check back on this site frequently to see dates for upcoming events.

St. Vincent de Paul Conferences

Conferences are groups of volunteers, organized through local Catholic parishes, who minister to the poor on a regular basis and meet together to support and encourage each other. Conference members do one-on-one house visits and do what they can to meet the needs of each individual in their area who requests assistance. Conferences focus not only on the day-to-day work of serving the poor, as modeled by the founder Frederick Ozanam, but they also spend time being renewed together through scripture study and spiritual meditation.


To sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities please complete one of the volunteer applications below and return it to:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Santa Clara County Counci

Volunteer Coordinator
P.O. Box 5579
San Jose, CA 95150-5579

Phone: (408) 249-2853 or send an e-mail to: info@svdp.org


Volunteer Application in Word
Volunteer Application in PDF