St. Martin's Place 

Learn about this Ministry & their current Volunteer Opportunities


In years past, St. Martin's Place might have been called a soup kitchen. And the truth is hot meals and friendly faces create a temporary haven for many poor and homeless men, women and children. But, St. Martin's is so much more. Here, people receive, along with their meals, hope, encouragement, and even training that could lead to employment.

St. Martin's is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8AM to 1PM.



  • Opportunities

    Kitchen Assistant

    Time: As Needed.
    Description: Provide necessary support to the regular volunteers who run St. Martin’s, and the guests served. Responsibilities include food preparation, plating of food, setting up for the guests, serving and cleaning up when the meal has been completed.

    • Volunteers who are minors are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Minors may be required to have a supervisor.
    • Individuals with food service experience are preferred but all are welcome.


    Summer Choir Camp Teacher

    Time: One week during the summer-TBA
    Description: Run a music camp for youth during the summer and encourage them to join the youth gospel choir.
    Preferences: Currently employed or retired music teachers or choral directors preferred.

  • Important Information

    Volunteers must have a positive attitude and compassion for the guests.

  • Donations

    Current Needs of St. Martin’s Place are the following:

    • General Household Items (blankets, sheets, kitchenware, toiletries, etc.)
    • Winter Clothing (hats, boots, gloves, scarves)
    **The most needed goods at this time are pots, pans, and blankets.
  • Contact Information

    Martha Mortensen-Kolkmann, LMSW

    Residential Enrichment Facilitator, SSJ

    150 French Road, Rochester, NY 14618

    P: (585) 641-8415 F: (585)586-0027