We rely on community support to continue our good work. Volunteering your time is one of the most rewarding ways that you can help us. We need volunteers to assist in the St. Canice’s Kitchen, our Altar Society and for cleaning.

You can also get involved in both local community and global action groups, spiritual and liturgical interests or parish administration.

Please contact the Parish Office, parish@stcanice.com.au


Volunteers – Altar Society

The Altar Society assists Fr. Chris and Acolyte Graham Fear in maintaining the Altar, Sanctuary and Sacristy.  This includes cleaning and setting of the Altar for Services, Altar cloths, etc.  Also decorating for special occasions (Easter) and caring for the plants and flowers.


Volunteers – Canice’s Kitchen

Canice’s Kitchen is a gathering place for street people.  They are the heartbeat of our parish.  The kitchen is open every day for lunch from 11- 1pm.  We rely entirely on our wonderful donors and our volunteers who come from all over Sydney.

Volunteers begin work around 9.00 and finish around 1.30pm.  If you would like to be included on a regular roster please email admin@stcanice.com.au or phone the parish office on 02 9358 5229.

Application to Volunteer at St Canice’s (to come)


Volunteers – Cleaning

Cleaning of the Church

The church is cleaned on a rotating roster.  A day of your choice.

If you would like to join, please contact Elizabeth elizabeth@stcanice.com.au or phone the office on 02 9358 5229.


Cleaning of Common Areas

We are looking for volunteers to help clean the common areas and toilets located around Canice’s Kitchen.

This area is heavily used on a daily basis by the homeless receiving the services of the lunch kitchen.  The cleaning involves sweeping the concreted forecourt and cleaning the toilets.  It takes less than an hour to complete.  All cleaning equipment is provided.

The roster will be on a monthly rotation.  The cleaning can be completed anytime between 2pm and 7pm.  7 days per week.

Orientation will be provided. Application to Volunteer at St Canice’s