Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Indianapolis Archdiocesan Council, Inc.

Beggars for the Poor Opportunities


Thanks for your interest in volunteering with SVdP! When you fill out and submit the form below, one of our volunteer coordinators will contact you to schedule your service. See the volunteer opportunities below to understand our areas of need so that you can discuss your area of interest with the coordinator.

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1. Proper Dress
Slacks, jeans, no shorts, modest tops. No sandals/flip flops.

2. Be Respectful of Clients/Others
We strive to see the face of Christ in those we serve, and serve with.

3. Maintain Privacy/Confidentiality
Our clients and volunteers deserve for their privacy to be honored.

4. Be Aware of Hazards
The dock is a very busy place. Please be aware of your surroundings.

5. Report Incidents/Issues
Please notify the Distribution Center leadership about issues of concern.


This small volunteer contingent serves a unique segment of our homeless community. We welcome new volunteers who can give of their time on Saturday mornings at 1350 N. Pennsylvania St. behind Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, where there is plenty of available parking.

Even if your availability might vary from week to week, this is a good volunteer opportunity for those who are employed full-time and are looking for a Saturday volunteer opportunity. We never look past a kind offer of help to serve those in need.

Times Needed

Ministry takes place on Saturday mornings.
Other volunteer opportunities as needed.


Prepare food, serve food, distribute personal hygiene items and clothing, obtain clothing items, sort and size.

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