Poverello House is Looking for Volunteers!

We are currently looking for volunteers to fill various duties with Poverello House. From grocery shopping, to creating newsletters, to serving meals, we have many ways to get involved and help the unsheltered adults in the Tucson community.

How to Help

Poverello House of Tucson is currently moving to our new location. During this time of transition, we’ve temporarily closed the house and suspended our services and volunteer program. Until we resume normal operations, these are the best ways to support us. Thank you for your support and patience.


We are so grateful for our volunteers! With their support, Poverello House can fulfil its mission and meet the needs of its guests.

From grocery shopping, to serving meals, to spending time with our guests at the house, we have many volunteer opportunities that are flexible and provide the opportunity to directly help the unsheltered adults in the Tucson community.

Monetary Donations

Our operating costs are roughly $8,000/month. All donations go directly towards utilities, supplies and food. You can make a one time donation or set up a monthly contribution. Any and all support is greatly appreciated!

You can also mail a check payable to “Poverello House of Tucson” to:
Poverello House of Tucson
P. O. Box 50782
Tucson, AZ 85703. 

Join Our Email List

When you join our email list, you’ll receive our newsletter and stay up to date on what is happening at Poverello House of Tucson including events, raffles and volunteer opportunities.

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Ready to volunteer?

Complete the short application below and we’ll be in touch to get you started.

Please note that volunteers will be subject to a background check. 

If you have any questions or need more information about volunteering with us, contact Anne at aereissner@comcast.net or call her land line at 520.908.7239.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Shift Volunteers: Be present at the house for 4-hour shifts. Check guests in and assist staff with serving food, helping give out clothing, etc. Work is between 8:00 am and 12:00 or 12:00 to 4:00 pm Wednesday – Saturday. On Wednesdays, we serve only women guests. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, we serve only men guests.

Shopper: Make a trip to Costco to buy food and supplies on Wednesday or Thursday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Be prepared to charge $300- $400 on your own card and be reimbursed within a week. This job would need to be done no more than one time per month. Occasionally it is necessary to shop at more than one location.

Social Media: Create Facebook and Instagram accounts for Poverello House and update them at least twice per week. Must have computer skills and be present at Poverello House enough to find and post interesting photos, news or reflections. Work can be done from home at any time of the day.

Monthly Electronic Newsletter: Format news items sent by others into an attractive document that can be sent by email every month. Work can be done from home at any time of the day.

Printed Newsletter: Format news items into an attractive document to be printed and mailed to about 500 people.

Prepare Lunch: Once each month purchase, prepare and deliver lunch for 12 persons.