All Joseph House programs and services depend on volunteers. Our volunteers come from all ages and backgrounds.

Volunteering is an excellent way to live and deepen your faith, meet people with similar values, learn new skills, and help create a community where the poor and needy are not forgotten.

For information on volunteering:
Call Sr. Pat Lennon at 410-742-9590, email her at LSJM[at]comcast[dot]net, or use the online contact form. Please include a mailing address and phone number in your message.

Volunteers can work at the following locations:

Boundary Street
Salisbury, Maryland

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 am to noon.
Most volunteers work one day per week.

Financial Assistance Interviewer: Interview people requesting financial help (rent, utilities, etc.).

Food Pantry Worker: Help prepare and distribute grocery bags of food.

Food Line Interviewer: Sign in people requesting help from the Food Pantry.

Front Desk Worker: Sign in people seeking financial assistance and assist with other intake procedures.

Hospitality Room Assistant: Help with services provided by the Hospitality Room (laundry, showers, light meals). The Hospitality Room is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Boundary Street
Salisbury, Maryland

Hours vary

Seminar Presenter: Present a seminar on a topic that will help the residents of the Workshop to re-enter the job market.

Job Counselor: Assist residents in their search for employment.

Mentor: Be a companion to Workshop residents.

411 North Poplar Hill Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
Most volunteers work a morning or evening shift one day per week.

Front Desk Receptionist: Answer the door and telephone at the convent of the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary.

Newsletter Mailing: Assist with preparation of the Joseph House Newsletter mailing (envelope stuffing). Takes place each month, the Friday evening before the second Tuesday of the month.

411 North Poplar Hill Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland

flexible hours

Representative Payee: Assist individuals on a one-to-one basis with budgeting and money management.

Good Neighbor: Accompany Sisters and other volunteers on home visits to the needy.

411 North Poplar Hill Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland

full-time position

Men and women age 21 years and older can be resident volunteers. These volunteers share in the ministry and community life of the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary. They receive room and board, a small stipend, and medical insurance. Volunteers may be single, married, widowed, or divorced (they cannot have the care of dependent children). Catholic religious are also welcome.

Previous work and volunteer experience are helpful. All gifts and skills can be used. Resident volunteers live in community with other volunteers and/or religious. The normal term of service is one year, although this can be extended.

A completed application, references, and personal interview are required.

Our biggest accomplishment is the community spirit that pervades Salisbury through the work of our volunteers.  – Sr. Mary Elizabeth Gintling