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Consecrated Life Contact:

Maria Reinagel
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100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 263-6683

Volunteer Opportunities

The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.
      Terry Guillemets

FRANCISCAN HAIRCUTS FROM THE HEART, restoring dignity through haircare is a great way to serving those who are poor and homeless.
Contact Ida at:  513-381-0111.

THE FRANCISCAN PEDDLER is a Thrift Shop for the Thrifty is looking for Volunteers for Store Hours:  Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and for receiving and sorting merchanzise.  To voulunteer:  email Joan at or call 513-761-9040 x 112.

LOWER PRICE HILL COMMUNITY SCHOOL, a nonprofit organization offering GED and ESOL instruction and college classes for adult residents of inner-city neighborhoods and has the following volunteer need: tutors.

MERCY NEIGHBORHOOD MINISTRIES, a multi-purpose human services agency sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and located in Walnut Hills has the following volunteer needs: delivering food items to seniors’ homes, tutoring a GED student, helping with fund raising events.

POWER INSPIRES PROGRESS, a nonprofit employment education program in Over-the-Rhine has the following volunteer needs: Driving Instructor, Farmers Market Intern/Volunteer, Handyperson, Jobhunt Coach/Mentor, Tutor – One-on-One work with adults.


Women and men 50 years of age and over can serve the poor through area non-profits one or two days a week.  In return they are nurtured by a caring community that gathers for monthly days of reflection and semi-annual retreats.  For more information go to or call Linda Wihl at 513-477-3428.


Like so many good works, volunteers are depended upon to help with the many aspects of running the St. Leo Food Pantry.  If you are interested in helping out a few hours a day, a week, or a month, please contact Food Pantry Director, Shirley Cade at 513-921-1044 or email for more information or to sign up!

Each month, St. Leo Food Pantry currently serves 275-300 families (more than 1000 persons).  The North Fairmont neighborhood of Cincinnati is located in a food desert, list and defined by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Economic Research Service as a low-income census tract where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store.

For more information about St. Leo’s, visit their website at or their facebook page at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.


Catholic Charities will be operating the food pantry at St. Leo’s on the fourth Saturday of the month. day. Catholic Charities volunteers will be opening the doors at 1860 Carll St. in N. Fairmont at the St. Leo Pantry from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in order to reach those who need weekend hours. If you are interested in volunteering at the pantry, fill out an application at


The University of Cincinnati Medical Center serves a highly diverse population and the region’s most vulnerable populations.  Our Catholic presence is extremely limited and we are in need of individuals who are willing to serve as Eucharistic Ministers to distribute communion to our Catholic patients.  Individuals who are interested would need to complete an application, attend a brief hospital orientation, and a Spiritual Care training offered by our Chaplains.  If you or you know of someone who would be interested in being a Eucharistic Minister at UC Medical Center, please have them contact Janie Mynatt, Social Work/Spiritual Care Director at 513-584-1540.


Do you believe that immigrants and refugees coming to our area deserve a chance to become more self-sufficient, to develop new and practical skills to better care for their families, to have a community where they can share the challenges of adapting to a new culture, to heal from the violence in their past with supportive friendships?  If so, you may be just the person we’re looking for!  Many newcomers from all over the world have attended sewing classes these past three years becoming skilled seamstresses, making a variety of clothing for their families as well as household items, some of which are sold at festivals and craft fairs. Some have also been using their skills to help other newcomers who have more recently arrived in our country. Yes, our sewing circles continue to expand!  Consider joining us as a seamstress-teacher, a cheerleader, a caretaker and oiler of machines, or an entertainer of small children who accompany their mothers. We meet every Thursday and Friday from 9am – 12 noon. For more information please contact Ann Vonder Meulen, OSF at 513-280-7849.