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 people in need. At the heart of our mission is the service of the many volunteers that donate their time on a weekly or monthly basis. 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.

To volunteer at a Capuchin Soup Kitchen program, we ask you to have a willingness to work hard, an open & positive attitude, and a smile. In joyfully serving others in need, you will learn a great deal about yourself and the Capuchin Soup Kitchen guests.

Volunteer Services Updates:

  • The minimum volunteer age is 12 (7 for the Earthworks program). Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Both the minor and their accompanying adult volunteer must each have their own VolunteerHub account.
  • Organized group leaders, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator before registering for shifts. An organized group is a group that officially represents an organization, corporation, company, or college/university. Any other type of group (including groups from churches and places of worship) is not considered an organized group, and all members must register individually.
  • Court-ordered volunteers are currently accepted at both Capuchin Soup Kitchen sites and the Capuchin Services Center. Earthworks Urban Farm does not accept court-ordered volunteers. Court-ordered volunteers must contact the Volunteer Coordinator directly and set up a time to complete all paperwork, including a background check, prior to beginning volunteer service. Volunteers completing court-ordered service hours are not allowed to sign-up for shifts utilizing the online platform VolunteerHub.

The following are the current volunteer opportunities available with our Capuchin Soup Kitchen programs. Please review and click on the desired link to apply to volunteer:

  • Capuchin Soup Kitchen – Meldrum location:
  • Capuchin Soup Kitchen – Conner location:
  • Capuchin Services Center:
  • Earthworks Urban Farm
    • Primary tasks:
      • Mixing soil/making soil blocks or germination trays
      • Planting/seeding or thinning out seedlings
      • Pricking out seedling/transplants
      • Harvesting/processing produce
      • Cultivating/weeding beds
      • Flipping compost
      • General cleanup and other tasks generally related to gardening or farming.
    • To view current openings and schedule a shift: http://cskearthworks.thecapuchins.volunteerhub.com/
    • Director, Earthworks Urban Farm:

COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines:

In order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to protect your health and the health of our staff, we ask you to implement the following guidelines:

  • Please do not volunteer if you or someone in your household is experiencing any one of the COVID-19 symptoms. Also, please do not volunteer if you are under quarantine or are supposed to be under quarantine.
  • Volunteers with presumed or confirmed COVID-19 should stay home and isolate from other people for at least 5 full days (day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the date of the positive viral test for asymptomatic persons). You can end isolation and return to volunteer after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved (loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation). Volunteers should wear a mask in public for an additional 5 days after isolation. If you continue to have a fever or your other symptoms have not improved after 5 days of isolation, you should wait to end your isolation until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved.
  • When you are on the Capuchin premises, you must follow CDC-recommended guidelines, including:
    • Wash hands properly with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol)
    • No touching of the face with hands.
    • Cough into a cloth, tissue, or your elbow.