Help with homework, lead a class, teach a craft, assist in the office, donate professional services, or just join us for coffee and conversation. Your hospitality will make our families feel welcome!


ways to help

  • Get a group together and volunteer to work alongside our kitchen staff to chop, mix, and package food items

  • Organize a Day of Beauty: bring in nail polish, lotions, makeup and provide our guests the opportunity for some self-care

  • Host a Party with a Purpose! Introduce your friends to Mary’s Place by hosting a Lingerie Party (everyone brings new lingerie basics to donate to the women of Mary’s Place), a Cosmetics/Toiletries party, a Diaper Drive, or just an informational coffee or Happy Hour

  • Play with our kids or help with homework after school, or plan a Birthday Party!

  • Rent a Karaoke machine and bring in for a song and dance party

  • Get a group together to make Welcome Home Baskets, New Baby Bags, or Multicultural Hair Care Kits for our families!

  • Help a new family be successful in their new home by providing furniture, kitchen basics, art, and more! Ask us about our Make-A-Home program!

  • Volunteers 15 or younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. *Volunteer opportunities taking place at the donation center must be aged 14+.


Contact us to schedule a day and a time for your group to come volunteer at one our sites - with one of these ideas, or your own! Here’s the  Mary’s Place Event and Drive Toolkit for more information about hosting a drive or a party with a purpose!

It’s very rewarding to support Mary’s Place’s mission, helping women, children, and families who are experiencing homelessness. Every time I visit, I leave feeling extremely grateful for the opportunity to help.
— Joane