Volunteer Your Time and Make a Difference in Your Community
Each year, more than 400 local residents volunteer their time and talents to help Our Neighbors' Table in the fight against hunger. From preparing and serving the Wednesday Meal, assisting guests in our food pantry, or helping behind the scenes, Our Neighbors' Table offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Volunteering at Our Neighbors' Table is simple and FUN! Our volunteers not only feel good about making a difference, but they also meet great people and have a good time doing it. All we ask is that you come wearing comfortable shoes and have an open mind and caring heart. Ready to get started? Fill out a volunteer application today! All volunteers will be required to attend a one hour Volunteer Orientation prior to being scheduled for a volunteer shift. Have questions? Email us!
We are actively seeking volunteers for the following:
Questions? Check out our FAQs below...
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an age requirement for volunteering?
Due to health and safety guidelines, our Meal and Pantry programs have minimum age requirements of 16 years, or 15 if accompanied by a responsible adult. Additional opportunities, including sorting food or assembling gifts and grocery bags, are available for groups with children age 7 or up as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
can my children volunteer?
There are lots of creative ways through which children of all ages can help Our Neighbors' Table in the fight against hunger. Common projects offered for groups with children age 7 years and up include: assembling Easter baskets and Christmas stockings and sorting food donated through a local food drive.
how can younger children help?
There are creative ways that younger children can help at home or in the classroom. They can decorate bags used for Children's Snack Packs, decorate placemats used for the Wednesday Meal, or assemble candy bags given to children at the Wednesday Meal.
Are there opportunities for groups to volunteer?
There are many opportunities for individuals and groups alike. Common group projects include serving a Wednesday Meal, assisting guests at the Market, and sorting donated food items.
Will volunteering satisfy my community service requirements?
Yes! Our Neighbors' Table is happy to host local students looking for community service projects to satisfy their school's graduation requirements. We encourage you to plan ahead and contact us as soon as possible as it may take you several weeks to earn enough hours.
Are diversion and probation candidates able to volunteer?
Absolutely. We've done a lot of work with diversion and probation candidates and are happy to track and report volunteer hours.