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Volunteering Opportunities

Vincent de Paul Society is looking for volunteers to assist our brothers and sisters in need. Volunteers are needed for the Store, Warehouse, Building Maintenance, Dining Room, Central Office and Special Projects. If you are interested, please call (716) 882-3360.


Monday – Friday 9AM to 4:30PM / Saturday 9AM to 3:30PM

Hanging of clothing, keeping displays stocked and in order; Assist customers in finding merchandise; Keeping store clean and neat.


Monday – Friday 9AM to 4PM

Assist in sort process of both clothing and misc. items as to usability; Test and make minor repairs of small appliances, lamps, etc. so they can be used; Assist donors making donations on-site; Assist in bale operation; Unload bags of clothing from trucks.


Painting interior & exterior spaces; General handyman projects ranging from plumbing to carpentry; Lawn/weed control.

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People sorting clothing.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday  9AM to 1PM

Assist in meal preparation, serving guests and clean-up; Stocking shelves and rotation of donated food items; Assist in cleaning details above and beyond everyday cleaning routine.


Monday – Friday 9AM to 4PM

Answering phones and directing calls to appropriate departments; Scheduling requests for donation pick-up; Preparing mailings; Typing and data entry.


Phone calls for fundraising follow-up; Literacy volunteers to help teach reading; Teaching parenting skills; Job mentoring and counseling


The overwhelming response of physical good donations from the WNY community has the Diocesan Board issue a plea for volunteers to help in our warehouse sort operation. The Board made a decision to ask our conferences to support underwriting the cost to hire temporary labor to help handle the donated items.

In the past, when we have done this we have accomplished the following:

  • Put people to work who need income and are not regularly employed, many of them single parents.
  • Been able to continue our resolve to sort all donations thus preventing good items from being discarded.
  • Add more items to the store so people who have no other place to shop could be assisted with dignity in the Vincentian tradition.

We want to provide all customers every opportunity to have access to quality goods. You, the members, have stated this as a major thrust of our program. While volunteers are always welcome, we need your help. If you have surplus funds available, would you please consider underwriting one of the following:

  • 1 Worker for 1 week = $360
  • 1 Worker for 1 day = $72
  • 1 Worker for 1 hour = $9.00


Several years ago we asked each conference to have an old watch and clock collection drive in your parish.  You responded with over 500 watches.  Out of those 500, we were able to restore 400 and sold them in our store.  We ask, however, that you consider conducting another drive in the next several months as our supply is running low. Most parishes made up small collection boxes which were labeled and located in the entrances of your church and required little effort other than an announcement in the bulletin.  Remember your trash can be someone else’s treasure.

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