Christ was anointed to bring good news to the poor, release for prisoners, sight for the blind, restoration for every broken victim. Our efforts, which are His, reach out to the afflicted and in a preferential way to the poor and the oppressed. We come not just as servants but as their neighbors, to be with them and of them. It is not that we take sides against sinful enemies; before the Lord all of us are sinners and none is an enemy. We stand with the poor and the afflicted because only from there can we appeal as Jesus did for the conversion and the deliverance of all. ~Holy Cross Constitutions

 Thank you for your interest in volunteering at André House!  Whether you are interested in volunteering one time, once a month, or every week, we have a volunteer opportunity that is right for you.  André House relies on volunteers to sustain our ministry. Without you, we would not be able to meet the various needs that exist in downtown Phoenix. As an organization, we are small in numbers – just seven Core Community Members.  Over 10,500 volunteers are needed each year to make our ministry possible by assisting us in preparing and serving food, washing dishes, cleaning, sorting donations and praying for us and those we serve. We are incredibly thankful for each and every individual who volunteers with us. We feel blessed to work alongside you in accomplishing our mission.

André House has five primary volunteer opportunities available:

Help feed the homeless
Sorting clothing & donations
Donation drive
Help with morning and afternoon services
Join us on Core Staff
1. Help feed the homeless!

Our evening meal is served six nights a week, Saturday through Thursday.  André House is closed on Fridays.  The meal is open to everyone and is served from 5:30p to 6:30p.  Approximately 650 to 750 plates are served each evening.

The minimum age requirement to volunteer on our Dinner Service is 14 yrs.

  • We ask our volunteers to be at the Hospitality Center from 3:00pm to 7:30pm.
  • The work includes the food preparation, dish washing, food service and clean-up.
  • Volunteer times are scheduled…no drop-in’s please.
  • Contact the Director of Volunteer Services and Communication, via email at  tbarnhart@andrehouse.org or at 602-255-0580 ext. 302 to set up a time.

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2. Sorting clothing & donations

Volunteers working here:

  • sort through clothing donations
  • sorting toiletries,
  • organizing shelves, and
  • folding & stacking blankets.

This is open on some Saturdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
All volunteer times must be scheduled in advance…no drop-in’s please.
Contact the Director of Volunteer Services, via email at tbarnhart@andrehouse.org or at 602-255-0580 ext. 302 to set up a time.

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3. Organize a donation drive or host a fundraiser to help André House

This is a great way to make a lasting contribution. We accept donations of:

  • clothing,
  • toiletries,
  • cleaning supplies,
  • blankets and sleeping bags, and
  • backpacks. 

For a complete list of our current needs as well as the donation location and times see our needs list.

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4. Help with morning and afternoon services.

  • Do you want to work directly with our guests?
  • Are you interested in a deeper commitment to André House?

We have a number of opportunities assisting with some of our daily services:  showers, laundry, clothes closet.

For additional information, please contact the Director of Volunteer Services, at via email at tbarnhart@andrehouse.org or 602-255-0588 ext.302.

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5. Join us on Core Staff

Each year a Core Staff of 7-9 people take responsibility for the daily tasks of André House.  This is a year-long full-time commitment.

Look here more information on Core Staff.
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***All volunteer opportunities at André House must be scheduled in advance.***