Service and Support for Local Shelter for Homeless

Mission menu > Key Mission Partners> Siena Francis House


Keith Allen

Volunteers Needed?

Did you know that Siena Francis House provides nearly 400,000 meals each year? PCOC serves meals on the 2nd Sunday of each month, and we are looking for volunteers to serve from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Siena/Francis House is dedicated to providing services to all individuals who are without a home, including those viewed as difficult to serve, chronically addicted and mentally ill individuals who are not currently receiving treatment or taking medication.

Providing approximately 900 meals per day (over 330,000 meals a year), Siena/Francis House has an annual food budget of only about $200! In order for this to be possible, the donations and dedication of many individuals is a constant need. Presbyterian Church of the Cross volunteers help meet this need through a variety of activities.

  • On the second Sunday of every month from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m., a crew of 6-8 people from Presbyterian Church of the Cross assists with serving dinner. Our group of volunteers range in age from 15 to 75 years of age making this a great opportunity for intergenerational service. (Sorry, kids younger than 15 are not allowed to participate in this volunteer experience.) Presbyterian Church of the Cross generally sends over 125 different volunteers annually to serve at the Siena/Francis House.
  • Periodically Presbyterian Church of the Cross members participate in efforts to collect items needed to keep the shelter running (e.g., cups, silverware and kitchen utensils, as well as clothing and bedding for those in the emergency shelter.)

Many opportunities exist for meaningful and rewarding service at the Siena/Francis House. Contact the coordinator if you would like to serve.


Sign Up to Serve!

It’s easy to sign up online! If you have done step 1 previously, skip to step 2 to claim your serving spot.

1) Register as a Volunteer (One Time Step)

To serve, you must be registered as a volunteer on the Siena Francis House website by creating a volunteer account on their VolunteerHub. This is a one-time step. After you have created an account of the VolunteerHub, you can go directly to just signing up for a PCOC serving slot whenever you can serve. Be sure to remember your user name and password because you will need it whenever you sign up for a PCOC serving date.

2) Claim Your PCOC Serving Spot

After you have created an account of the VolunteerHub, you can sign up for a PCOC serving slot.

Last Minute Volunteers

Sometimes we run short on needed volunteers for our serving dates. If you are willing to be contacted by Keith Allen (Coordinator) when we need volunteers, please provide your information below. Be sure to hit the orange Submit button when you are finished completing the form.