Sophia's Kitchen is a mission of St. Joseph Catholic Church. As a mission of the Heart of Peoria Catholic Community, Sophia’s Kitchen believes in providing nourishment to those most in need through food for the day, support for their health needs and spiritual guidance for their everlasting souls.

Please complete this application form if you are interested in being considered to become a Sophia's Kitchen volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

  • All volunteers over 18 years old will be required to also complete Safe Environment Training and pass a background check. Information will be sent to you on how to do this. 
  • Training must be completed within 1 month of your application submission and before you begin volunteering.
  •  Be sure to allow messages to be sent to you. 
  • If we can't reach you by email, your application will be deleted.
  •  We will not report any service hour to the courts and do not participate in court ordered community service hours.

Name and address


Please indicate the days and shift you are usually available to volunteer. Morning shift is from 8 AM to Noon. Afternoon shift is from 11:45 AM to 3:30 PM. Your preferences will be taken into consideration in scheduling shifts.

Emergency Contact

Email Preferences

We keep volunteers informed of important news by email.This includes 4 newsletters a year and emergency notices.  Use the check boxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.

If you opt out of emails, you will miss important information such as EMERGENCY NOTICES AND CLOSURES. Individual phone calls are NOT made.

I understand

* I understand that health department rules and regulations are followed at Sophia's Kitchen, and that I will be required to follow these directions.

* I understand that donated food is for the guests and not for my personal use.

* I understand this program is under the direction of the Catholic Diocese, and that I will be respectful of Catholic teachings and traditions.

* No smoking is permitted on Church grounds.

* I understand peanut butter is used in this kitchen and I do not have an allergy.

* I give my permission for any photos or videotapes taken during my service to be used on social media or in print form.