Some Volunteer FAQs

So you want to volunteer?? Awesome! Maybe you have some questions. We hope that this list may answer some of your questions but we are always happy to address any questions, concerns, or ideas you have!

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

In order to volunteer by yourself, you must be 16 or older. However volunteers between 12-16 may volunteer when accompanied by their parent, guardian, or teacher.


In our Soup Kitchen, volunteers must be older than 16 in order to work in the actual kitchen. However, there are numerous other tasks throughout the meal service that younger volunteers can do.

For groups of school children or youth-age clubs/organizations, please contact the Volunteer Department to arrange an opportunity.

What are some duties I might be doing in the Food Pantry or Soup Kitchen?

There are quite a few different jobs and duties that are part of volunteering in our Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. A full list can be found here!

How quickly can I start?

We ask that you fill out this very brief volunteer interest form so that we are connecting you with an opportunity that fits your interests and our needs. Once you fill that out, someone from our Volunteer Department will contact you to provide more information on your volunteer opportunities.

If you are volunteering with a program or under a court-ordered requirement, there may be additional time required to ensure the proper forms are filled out and agreements coordinated.

My group wants to serve in the Soup Kitchen. How can I make that happen?

For the most part, our Soup Kitchen is scheduled out at least one year in advanced. There are occasions, however, that some dates are open. Those open dates can be found here. If your group would like to serve on an open date (or numerous dates), please email our Volunteer Department so that we can get your group scheduled. Please include your name, group's name, the amount of people in your group so that we can promptly get this filled for you.

What size groups can volunteer?

Soup Kitchen: Groups Up to 10

Kitchen Clean Up: Groups Up to 5

Pantry: Groups Up to 20

Warehouse: Groups Up to 20

Please contact our Volunteer Department with your ideas for your group and we will work with you!