Gifts of Time


Men and women, young and more mature, give their time and talents to support the work of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Since its inception, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen has depended on the time and efforts of others in the community who shared our concern and commitment to the poor. At the heart of our mission is the service of the many volunteers that donate their time on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Whether preparing food in the kitchen, serving meals to guests; planting, weeding or harvesting in the Earthworks garden; hanging clothing, building pantry boxes or packaging meat in the Services Center; tutoring or mentoring a child or assisting in the Arts program at the Children's Library, volunteers provide the extra pair of hands, the warm smile and caring attitude that make the Capuchin Soup Kitchen what it is. The hours of service given by volunteers translates into over 30 additional full time staff that would have to be employed to serve those who come to our door.

If you want to volunteer at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen we ask you to bring three important things with you: a willingness to work hard, an open and positive attitude, and a smile. We can promise you that you will work hard, have some fun, and learn a great deal about yourself and your fellow human beings.


Many volunteer opportunities exist at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Some of our most popular jobs include:

  • Serving meals and assisting in the kitchens
  • Sorting and sizing clothing
  • Preparing emergency food packages
  • Working in the Earthworks Garden
  • Tutoring, teaching and mentoring children and teens
  • Summer Camps for Kids
  • Thanksgiving Basket Give away
  • Christmas Coat Program
  • Assisting at our special events held throughout the year

Please complete the Volunteer Form

Conner Kitchen/Services Center –
Caprice Woods, Volunteer Coordinator
313-822-8606  ext 210 or 215

Meldrum Kitchen – Rita Johnson  313.579.2100 ext 213

Please note: Minors volunteering without a parent, guardian, or group supervision are required to present a signed permission form.

Earthworks Volunteers