Volunteer

Current needs!
Like that of its founder, Frederic Ozanam, the vision of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, "is to embrace the world in a network of charity." We need you, to help us help others! In 2015, St. Vincent de Paul Appleton provided over $430,000 in merchandise and financial aid to help local families meet their basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, transportation, medical care and more. If you've been looking for an outreach opportunity where even a few hours of your time will matter...this is it! We hope you join our team, make new friends, enjoy the snacks and goodies in our break room and most importantly, feel good about volunteering to help our neighbors in need. 

Clothing Department Volunteers 
We are looking for volunteers to hang, tag, price and stock clothing in our store. This volunteer position requires someone who is able to stand for a period of time (about 30 minutes at a time). If interested, please contact Erica Siewert, Volunteer Coordinator, at 920-739-1679, volunteer@svdpappleton.org, or in person at our College Avenue office location.

Clothing Recycling Assistant
This position works with our staff to categorize the donated clothing into two areas - 1.)clothing to sell in the store and 2.)clothing to recycle for other purposes. The clothing that is recycled is placed in a baler to get ready for delivery. This is a physical job and knowledge of clothes' brands is preferred. If interested, please contact Erica Siewert, Volunteer Coordinator, at 920-739-1679, volunteer@svdpappleton.org or in person at our College Avenue office location. 

Back Room Sorters
We are looking for volunteers to work in our back room sorting area. These volunteers sort, clean, price and stock merchandise on the sales floor. This job requires volunteers to be on their feet for a period of time (about 30 minutes at a time). If interested, please contact Erica Siewert, Volunteer Coordinator, at 920-739-1679, volunteer@svdpappleton.org or in person at our College Avenue office location.

Computers, Cameras, Electronic Games, etc.
We are looking for a volunteer(s) who has knowledge and expertise in the electronics field. This includes testing, cleaning, and appropriately pricing the equipment. This opportunity is available Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, at a time that works best with your schedule. If interested, please contact Erica Siewert, Volunteer Coordinator, at 920-739-1679, volunteer@svdpappleton.org or in person at our College Ave. office location.

Join our volunteer team!                         
Each year, over 300 people volunteer their time at St. Vincent de Paul of Appleton.  Some volunteer a few hours a week or month. Others are here several times a week. Some have volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul for more than 30 years. Others are newcomers. Many are members of area Catholic churches, but our volunteers represent a cross section of all faiths. Our volunteers are a talented, dedicated group of people who are working to support our mission.  

Volunteer to help in one of our many thrift store departments!

  • Clothing 
  • Shoes
  • Accessories 
  • Housewares
  • Baskets 
  • Linens
  • Collectibles/ antiques
  • Books
  • Office supplies 
  • Music
  • Small electronics 
  • School supplies
  • Holiday
  • Crafts
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Bikes/ sporting goods


If you would like to become a volunteer or simply get more information, visit our offices at
1924 W. College Ave. or call Erica Siewert, Volunteer Coordinator, at (920)-739-1679 Ext. 1.