What are the volunteer shifts?
We have two shifts available, Monday through Friday. There are no weekend or evening volunteer opportunities.
Our SOUP KITCHEN shift is 9am-12pm.
Our FOOD PANTRY shift is 12pm-2pm.
We do ask that if you commit to volunteering, to please stay for the entire shift. We can not accommodate late arrivals or early departures.
What will I be doing in the Soup Kitchen?
We ask volunteers to arrive promptly by 9am. You will assist with some light meal prep (cutting vegetables, bagging loose produce, etc.) and cleaning (wiping trays/tables, sweeping/mopping, etc.) You may be asked to help in our pantry cellar, assisting with deliveries or organization of stock.
All volunteers are welcome to eat lunch before we open our doors to our guests for lunch.
Food service starts at 11am, and ends at 12pm. You may be asked to assitst with some cleaning as lunch comes to an end.
What will I be doing in the Food Pantry?
After lunch service ends at 12pm, we begin transitioning to a food pantry, opening at 12:30pm for an hour (until 1:30pm.)
When you arrive at 12pm, you will assist with cleaning the dining room (which becomes our waiting room.) Then, in the pantry, volunteers will help guests pick out groceries according to their family size. After 1:30pm, there is some light cleaning, with the day ending at 2pm.
What do I need to bring?
You don't need to bring anything with you. We provide aprons, hairnets, and gloves for all our volunteers. Wearing head coverings (hairnets, hats, etc.) is required by law, and will be strictly enforced. A baseball cap is an acceptable substitute for a hairnet and can be word in place of one.
What should I wear?
We ask that you please dress modestly and comfortably as you will be on your feet most of the day. Because of the health code, no tank tops or open toed/open heeled sandals are allowed (i.e. no flip flops, etc.) You will be sent home. If you're questioning if a specific type of sandal is inappropriate, it most likely is.