Community Service Opportunities

Evangelical Charity Opportunities 

See where God is calling you to serve at St. Anastasia:

List of Ministry Opportunities at St. Anastasia 

Service Sign-Up Form –  fill out and return to the Parish Office or place in the collection basket at Mass – or – try our online sign up.

(Each year in September, the Ministry Booklet gets updated.)

We also have a variety of Parish Groups  to join!  To find out more information on any of those, please contact the coordinator listed.

New! Evangelical Charity Finder

Connect with our Mission Partner Organizations in SE Michigan here.

Check Out Our Other Opportunities in Our Community:

Faith@Work – Catholic Books, Gifts, and Cafe

Our favorite Catholic bookstore is just around the corner at 1977 E. Wattles in the Infinity Square Plaza. They stock over 850 titles, as well as gift items including jewelry, rosaries, art, First Communion gifts, and crucifixes. They also sell Capuchin baked goods and Canticle Cafe coffee and candles. There are great T-shirts with faith-based messages and even Christian CDs and videos. Best of all, Faith@Work is non-profit; all realized profits support charitable causes in our neighborhood and worldwide.

Bethany Christian Service

Children in foster care have been removed from their families because of neglect and abuse. These children need a loving family who will walk with them during a time of crisis and welcome them unconditionally into a temporary, caring home. Millions of children around the world are in need of a loving family. As a full-service agency, we offer infant adoption, international adoption, and foster care adoption. 30685 Barrington, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Covenant House
Michelle Kuhar (313) 463-2014

2959 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Detroit 48208.

Covenant House offers shelter and resources for our teens who are too old for the foster care system and are homeless, lost, or abused.

Through a combination of support strategies, including educational programs, job training and placement, medical services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, legal aid and beyond, we help young people embrace the great promise of their lives, overcome steep barriers to independence and strive to achieve their aspirations. Your efforts can make a difference.

St. Aloysius/St. Josaphat
Mike Carstens (313) 237-5810

St. Aloysius is seeking volunteers to serve the homeless and hungry on the streets near the church. They also seek groups to make food to be handed out. They are located at 1234 Washington Boulevard in Detroit. Please email Mike Carstens or give him a call at 313.237.5810 to discover how you can help. All food is stored at St. Josaphat.

Contact Mike Carstens

Mary’s Mantle

Mary’s Mantle is a local Catholic residential home for expectant mothers that are in need of shelter and support. The home serves women of all faiths that are at least 18 years old. Our hope is that by immersing them in an environment rich in love, compassion, faith, and positive role models they will grow in self-confidence and self-knowledge and will work towards a better way of life for themselves and their babies. Donations can be made payable to Mary’s Mantle and sent to P.O. Box 115, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0115.

Matchan Soup Kitchen, SVDP
Christine Devine (248) 408-1692

For a number of years, a group of people from our parish have assisted once a month at the Matchan Soup Kitchen in Pontiac. This center is operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a number of churches offer their services to help in the preparation and serving of the NOON meal. This particular Soup Kitchen operates Tuesday and Thursday. The time commitment is from 8:30 a.m. (when they leave from Troy) until about 2:00 p.m. (when they return). A few hours a month to serve the poor and hungry would be a wonderful gift of giving. If you would like more information or are willing to volunteer as a substitute, please call Christine Devine 248.408.1692.

The Troy Community Coalition

A local community-based nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to promote a lifestyle free from the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. The Coalition provides programs and activities for youth and adults throughout the year that support positive youth development and responsible adult role modeling for community members. Prevention and treatment materials such as brochures, bookmarks, flyers and videos are available at the Coalition office in addition to alcohol and drug test kits for home use. Annual events include the Faith Community Prayer Breakfast, Incredible Kid Recognition, Smoking Cessation Class, Responsible Alcohol Beverage Server (TIPS) training, and the annual Celebrity Night Dinner. For more information about the Coalition call the office at 248.823.5088.

Believe In Miracles

Believe In Miracles is a 501 C(3) non-profit Michigan Charity started in 2005 and inspired by a young girl named Jenna who lost her battle with cancer in 2010. The mission of Believe in Miracles is to enrich the lives of Michigan children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions. Believe in Miracles will meet the needs of suffering children by providing necessities or a fun-filled gift and bringing joy and hope to their lives. For more information you can visit their website.

St. Mary’s Clothes Closet (Royal Oak)

Those in need may shop once a month for gently used clothing. Open: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 – 12. They also accept donations of CLEAN, Gently used men’s and women’s clothing during specific hours. 248.547.1818. 730 Lafayette, Royal Oak, 48073.

SS. Peter & Paul Warming Center (Pope Francis Center)

(open late September thru early May)

438 St. Antoine Street, Detroit 48226, 313.961.8077

Serving a warm meal each day to those, many living off streets, to come in and be warm. Always in need of large portions of food to make meals to serve 60-80 people. Also need Men’s white sox, coffee, Peanut butter & Jelly, and bathroom tissue. NO clothing accepted.

All Saints Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry
Denise Balogh (313) 841-1428 ext. 5

At 7824 W. Fort Street in Detroit, this care center has an ongoing need for volunteers, and will be pleased to match your skills to their needs. Just call Denise Balogh at 313.841.1428, Ext. 5, to join them in serving those in need.

St. Dominic Outreach Center
Sherron Jenkins (313) 831-6070

Provide emergency food is the core mission: collecting nonperishable – nutrition-based food. We are also in need of Clean, Quality clothing. Men’s and children’s clothing are always the highest need. New, WARM blankets are in high need during the cold months. During the holidays we need new items for holiday baskets. During August – we need back to school supplies. Contact Sherron Jenkins at 313.831.6070 for more information.

Song and Spirit Institute for Peace
Greg Allen (248) 291-5417

4300 Rochester Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073

Contact Greg Allen

Capuchin Soup Kitchen

4390 Conner Street, Detroit, MI 313.579.2100 Ext. 213- to help at the kitchen or 6333 Medbury, Detroit 48211 313.925-1370 Ext. 100 – Mr Garrick –to help at the warehouse

Detroit Rescue Mission
Jonathan E. Colo (313) 993-4700

150 Stimson St. Detroit, MI 48201

Jonathan E. Colo – Volunteer Services Coordinator 313.993.4700

Saint Patrick Catholic Church

58 Parson Street Detroit, MI 48201


Focus Hope

313.494.4600 or email us Central Warehouse, 6500 East Davison – packing food

313.494.4270 to volunteer on a “project”

Ladies of Charity Clothes Closet

St. Hugo of the Hills parking lot

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Loyola High School

15325 Pinehurst Detroit MI 48238 Mark Mals – painting, cleaning building or collection of goods 313.861.2407

St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen
Daretta Williams (313) 894-0357

4860 15th Street, Detroit MI 48208

Daretta Williams 313.894.0357

Vista Maria

20651 West Warren Avenue Dearborn Heights, MI 48127


All Saints Literacy Center

Please volunteer and help adults learn to read and improve their English skills. Tutor an English as a Second Language (ESL) learner. It only takes two hours per week to make a difference in someone’s life! All training and materials are provided for the one to one tutoring program. No previous experience is needed! We need you!

3553 W. Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48216

313.297.1399 or email