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 (for example: 1st Monday, Team 22 at 4:00 PM – all openings are listed below ) 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.  Volunteers under 18 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult.   We ask you for a one year commitment when joining a team.

1st Mon 22 4:00 PM                                                  1
2nd Thur 04 3:00 PM 1
1st Tue 01 4:00 PM 1

Volunteer with Saint John Neumann Commissary

Truck Teams

Volunteers commit to a once per month service, based on the availability listed below, with 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 and clicking on the Austin map in the bottom right corner. We serve mostly men and women who find themselves homeless and working poor by going to locations such as camps, 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.  We ask you for a one year commitment when joining a team.

1st Tues 01 6:00 PM 3
1st Tues 50 6:00 PM 3
2nd Monday morning 70 6:30 AM 1

Volunteer with Saint John Neumann Commissary

Other Volunteer Opportunities

We have at times, miscellaneous opportunities that  could be short-term or long-term that we will post here.

Every or every other Monday 11:00 AM – until done Clean trucks (inside and out); fill with gas if needed; fill supplies on trucks; Load trucks with clothing (when available); assist truck maintenance volunteer lead when needed (long or short-term). Must be 25 years or older.




Any Any Any Tolietry Volunteer Lead: Call local dentists, hotels and other outlets and secure regular donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, mouthwash, floss, razors, shaving cream, pocket tissue, deordorant.  Pick up donations and bring to commissary and sort into assigned bins.  Keep these items at proper inventory levels for our truck runs.  Assemble your own team to help out if need be (prefer long-term commitment)

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 Wednesday only 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.

Helping out in other ways.

Please contact the MLF truck ministry commissary you want to help and ask what their currents needs are so your group can organize a drive with the appropriate items.  Thank you!

Household items such as pots/pans, dishes, sheets, pillows, bedspreads are also needed for our Community First! neighbors (please deliver these to Community First! Village at 9301 Hog Eye Road, ATX 78724).


Click the link below to sign up for maintenance and preparation volunteer opportunities