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Franciscan Center volunteer opportunities

We are always in need of volunteers for all of the programs. We can accommodate any group, family, or individual. 

For School Volunteering, we suggest the following:

  • Grades 1 - 4 volunteer in the mornings.

  • Grades 5 - 8 volunteer in the afternoons

  • Other Grades to be determined based upon need

  • 1 Adult per 5 children to aid in supervision of students


To volunteer, please fill in the form below:

At the Franciscan Center, while all programs are overseen by a small staff the true heart and soul of the organization is our comprehensive network of dedicated volunteers. Over 4,300 individuals contribute more than 9,000 hours to the center each year and are instrumental to the success of our programs. Volunteers range in age from five to eighty-five, but all have one thing in common: they lend their neighbors a helping hand whenever possible, and help to create blessings in the lives of others. 

Since 1989, the Franciscan Center has embraced the spirit of kindness and gentleness practiced by Saint Francis of Assisi, who dedicated his life to helping those less fortunate than him. As our programs grow, it becomes more apparent that the potential for need in the Fort Wayne community is great. Please join us in lending our neighbors a helping hand by supporting us financially, through food donations, or contributing time as a volunteer. We need your help in order to keep up with our ever-expanding base of clients, and we invite you to join us in witnessing the impact of neighbors helping neighbors.

This ministry has enabled us to take Christ's love to many people in a unique and appreciated way. It is not uncommon for volunteers to know clients by name and build rapport with them.

For more information on volunteering at the Center, please call the office at 260-744-3977.

Franciscan Center location:

1015 E. Maple Grove Ave

Fort Wayne, IN 46806

Phone: 260 744-3977

Three Thrift Store locations:

  1. 4430 Coldwater Road
    Phone: 260-699-2955

  2. Corner of Getz & West Jefferson
    Phone: 260-699-2955

  3. 925 E Coliseum Blvd.
    Phone: 260-699-2955


Shopping Hours:

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Whether you help for an hour or for a whole day, the choice is yours, and we thank you for your support!

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