We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
~ Mother Theresa ~

Volunteering is the heart of a nonprofit organization. Matthew House is always in need of volunteers because when you volunteer at Matthew House you play an important role in our community and in the lives of the many homeless people we serve.  Volunteers are the catalyst of a nonprofit organization.  Matthew House was started by volunteers in 1992 and the organization continue to rely on the energy and strengths of volunteers to help continue and fulfill Matthew House’s mission.  It is our desire that your volunteer experience be rewarding, and we look forward to assisting you with finding the right individual or group volunteer opportunity.


Groups of 20 people or more can assist with landscaping or cleaning opportunities. This could involve cleaning indoors (organizing the food pantry, cleaning chair rails, bathrooms, and common area) or outdoors (picking up). We asked that groups bring latex gloves, trash bags, and cleaning supplies such as detergent and all-purpose cleaners.

These opportunities are available for 2-4 hour time slots, Monday-Friday from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Activity Assistance

Volunteers are needed in the Learning Center to work with our Job Readiness/Computer Training Programs. Your skills can be used to lead a workshop in areas such as:

  • Budgeting
  • Resume writing or other job search topics
  • Building self-esteem

Serving Meals

We welcome volunteers to help serve meals during our daytime supportive services hours.  We are excited to add you to our community of regular, dedicated individual and small group volunteers, who each serve our programs at least once per month.


You can also become a part of our Fundraising Committee or plan/host a fundraising event on behalf of Matthew House as a Second-Party Fundraiser.

For more information or to get involved, please contact our Development Department or Executive Director at (773) 536-6628 to help you find a rewarding, individual or group volunteering opportunity.

If you would like to join our 2018 Gala Fundraising Committee, contact Dr. Stinson.