Aron: “…this on-the-ground work helped convey a sense of commitment to ending homelessness by being present and reaching out to those on the street.”

Homeless Census

Aron Thiim (left), a St. Francis House Emerging Leader, shares his experience participating in the City of Boston’s homeless census this past January The City of Boston led its annual homeless census on January 31, 2018. Many volunteers including St. Francis House President and CEO, Karen LaFrazia, and staff members, took to the streets to […]

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Nicole: “volunteering has taught me that happiness is often derived from the littlest things”

Nicole Guercia thanksgiving volunteer

Nicole Guercia of South Boston shares why she is volunteering on Thanksgiving Day here at St. Francis House. I originally heard about St. Francis through Boston Cares, a volunteer agency that partners with many organizations throughout the city. I loved coming to St. Francis so much that I wanted to take on more shifts and […]

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Boston College 4Boston: Eller at St. Francis House

4Boston: The largest weekly service organization at Boston College. Members commit to serve at a partner organization for four hours a week, for the entire academic year, and also engage in group reflection on community, social justice, and spirituality. St. Francis House has been a proud partner for over a decade, welcoming cohorts of 13-17 […]

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Recognizing Our Volunteers: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Month & National Volunteer Week Although April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, we appreciate our volunteers year round, as they are a crucial bastion of support, ensuring St. Francis House can offer such a breadth and depth of programs and services for guests. Collectively, St. Francis House relies on over 1,670 volunteers each year […]

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Financial Service Week engages Boston firms in volunteerism

Bank of America volunteers

St. Francis House is officially half way through our very first Financial Services Week, done in support of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Open exclusively to our corporate partners in the financial sector, Financial Services Week was created with the hope of the financial community coming together to volunteer and support the basic services […]

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