Find the complete list of upcoming events with The Center Philadelphia. To volunteer by yourself or with a group find the date & service activity you wish to join and select “Register” to sign up. Our openings are listed in both list and Calendar form for your convenience. If you have any questions or technical difficulties, please contact us at gracecafe@archstreetumc.org.

Every service, event, and volunteer makes a difference in the lives of local Philadelphians. Sign up today!

Our recurring volunteer opportunities:

Grace Cafe Cooking Team

Join us on Sunday to cook our delicious community meal at Grace Cafe! We need three cooking assistants each week to prepare our meals from 11:30am to 4pm, or earlier depending on the meal that week. Cooks of all skills and talents are invited to volunteer.

Sign up via the list or Calendar buttons above.

Grace Cafe Meal Serve

Grace Cafe is a restaurant style community meal serving our communities most vulnerable residents, our neighbors currently experiencing homelessness and struggling with food insecurity. The Grace Cafe Meal Serve Team plates our meal, and serves meals and drinks to our guests in a restaurant style format. Volunteers also assist our guests with hygiene supplies, socks and underwear each week. We serve 90 meals each week. Grace Cafe Meal Serve volunteers are required to be at the church from 3:00pm to 6:30pm.

If you have any questions or issues registering please reach out to our Program Director, Brittany Cordell, at Brittany@archstreetumc.org.

Sign up via the list or Calendar buttons above.

Daytime Services

Daytime Services is our week day drop-in shelter where we provide showers, laundry, short and long term case management, food, and other programming. Guests are able access these services from 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Thursday. Volunteers during this time may do a variety of tasks depending on the day, from assisting with setup and intake to distributing clothing to helping with computer questions. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:30am to receive training and prepare for guests arrival.

If you have any questions or wish to volunteer, please reach out to us at gracecafe@archstreetumc.org