Volunteer with St. John Neumann

Contact:  Trudy Six, St. John Neumann Commissary Manager, trudy@mlf.org 

For other truck communities, please contact the respective Volunteer Coordinator to check for volunteer opportunities available at each community.

Make Ready Teams

Volunteers commit to a once per month service (1st Monday, 3rd Thursday, etc.) on the same team. They prepare the sandwiches and load the trucks with clothing, food and toiletries. It takes an average of 1.5 hours, depending on the number of volunteers, to complete it. Teams can have  around 8 people total.

WEEK DAY TEAM# TIME PEOPLE NEEDED
2nd  Tuesday  14  4:00 PM  3
 1st  Tuesday  50  4:30 PM 2
 4th  Thursday  11  4:00 PM 2

Volunteer with Saint John Neumann Commissary

Truck Teams

Volunteers commit to a once per month service (1st Monday, 3rd Thursday, etc.) on the same team. The truck team captains choose an itinerary the morning of the run from predetermined locations on our website. You can see some of the locations we frequent by going to mlf.org and clicking on the Austin map in the bottom right corner. We serve the homeless and working poor by going to locations such as government housing, intersections, parks and transitional housing. Drivers must be at least 25 years old and have a clean driving record. Anyone under 18 participating in a run must be accompanied by an adult. The trucks hold 6 people including the driver. Truck teams take an average of 2 hours depending on the itinerary.

WEEK DAY TEAM# TIME PEOPLE NEEDED
 2nd  Monday  12  6:00 PM 2
 2nd  Wednesday  31  5:30 PM 1
 4th  Tuesday  41  6:00 PM 5

Volunteer with Saint John Neumann Commissary

Food Pick-Up

Several local businesses/bakeries donate bread and pastries to us. We need volunteers to pick up these items on a weekly basis and bring them to the commissary. Some of the businesses include Starbucks, Whole Foods, and Moonlight Bakery.

WEEK DAY TIME DETAILS
 Every  Monday  3:15 PM  Pickup donuts donation from Bougie’s Donuts & Coffee: 5400 Brodie Ln STE 930, Sunset Valley, TX 78745
 Every  Wednesday  3:15 PM  Pickup donuts donation from Bougie’s Donuts & Coffee: 5400 Brodie Ln STE 930, Sunset Valley, TX 78745
 Every  Friday  Between 11 AM & 3 PM  Pickup pastry donation from Starbucks located at: 701 S. Capital of TX Hwy., Ste. B-200, Austin, TX 78746
 Every  Friday  Between 11 AM & 3 PM  Pickup pastry donation from Starbucks located at: 3300 Bee Caves Rd., Austin, TX 78746

Volunteer with Saint John Neumann Commissary

Egg Ministry

Volunteers commit to bringing in 3 dozen hard-boiled eggs (not peeled) once per month. They can choose from Egg Team 1 which brings their eggs in on the 1st Sunday of the month, through Egg Team 5 who brings theirs in on the 5th Sunday (happens approximately 4 times per year). Volunteers may deliver the eggs anytime from their scheduled Sunday through the following Saturday to bring in the eggs.

Baking Desserts

Volunteers make cookies or brownies to put out on the trucks as desserts. Once cooked, they are bagged into individual hearty servings (approx. 3 average size cookies). We put 65 desserts out per truck run.

Food and Clothing Drives

Your group can sponsor a food or clothing drive to benefit MLF. Items always needed include clothing, shoes, non-perishable food items, Capital Metro bus passes, HEB/Wal-Mart gift cards, socks, underwear and travel-size toiletries. Household items such as pots/pans, dishes, sheets, pillows, bedspreads are also needed for our Community First! residents.

Others

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