Volunteer

“We live too much in our own boxes. This is an opportunity to volunteer, to get out of your box, and to get into the wider world and find out how it works, and it’s a reward.” — William R. MacKaye, Management Board Member

Volunteers are the cornerstone of our program. We are happy to accept both one-time and regular volunteers and have a need most weekends and federal holidays.

  • Servers work from 10:30 am to around 1:30 pm each day we are open, setting up the dining room and serving each seated guest. This opportunity for individuals and groups is available to both one-time and returning volunteers.
  • Kitchen volunteers work from around 9 am to 2 pm, cooking and plating food, and assisting in the dining room as required. Generally, our kitchen team comprise returning volunteers to the program who commit to one day a month for a year.
  • Table volunteers engage in a “ministry of listening,” eating with our guests and learning about their lives and needs. As requested, table volunteers may connect our guests with additional services, such as referrals for housing, healthcare, or job training. Table volunteers undergo a one-day orientation session and commit to serve at least once a month for a year.

While we have flexibility in scheduling individuals and groups of up to four, we have only the following dates available for larger teams through December 2016.

  • Sunday, May 8 (Mother’s Day)
  • Sunday, May 22
  • Sunday, May 29
  • Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)
  • Sunday, June 5
  • Sunday, June 26
  • Sunday, July 3
  • Monday, July 4 (Fourth of July)
  • Sunday, July 10
  • Sunday, July 17
  • Sunday, July 24
  • Sunday, July 31
  • Saturday, August 6
  • Sunday, August 7
  • Saturday, August 13
  • Sunday, August 14
  • Sunday, August 21
  • Sunday, August 28
  • Saturday, September 3
  • Sunday, September 4
  • Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)
  • Saturday, September 10
  • Sunday, September 11
  • Sunday, September 18
  • Sunday, September 25
  • Saturday, October 1
  • Sunday, October 2
  • Saturday, October 8
  • Sunday, October 16
  • Sunday, October 23
  • Saturday, October 29
  • Sunday, October 30
  • Saturday, November 5
  • Sunday, November 6
  • Saturday, November 12
  • Sunday, November 13
  • Sunday, November 20
  • Sunday, November 27
  • Saturday, December 3
  • Sunday, December 4
  • Saturday, December 10
  • Sunday, December 11
  • Sunday, December 18
  • Sunday, December 25
  • Saturday, December 31

If you or your group are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below, and a Loaves and Fishes representative will contact you.