Volunteer

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 would learn a great deal about yourself and the Capuchin Soup Kitchen guests.

Volunteer Services Updates:

  • Since April 2020, we no longer accept any type of community service volunteers.
  • Minimum Volunteer age is 12 years (Seven years old for Earthworks), and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The minor and the adult volunteer must each have their own Volunteer Hub account.
  • Organized group organizers, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator before registering for shifts. Organized group means a group who officially represent an organization, corporation, company, or college/university. For any other types of groups (including churches and places of worship) are not considered as organized groups, and all members must all register individually.
  • Volunteer services with any organized groups with minors are temporarily suspended.

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

  • Earthworks Urban Farm
    • Main basic 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.
    • Apply to volunteer at: http://cskearthworks.thecapuchins.volunteerhub.com/
    • Community Outreach Specialist:

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 supposed to be under quarantine.
  • You will be asked to complete a standard COVID-19-related health questionnaire before entering Capuchin program premises.
  • You will be asked to review and abide with COVID-19 Reporting and Follow-up Guidelines.
  • When you are on the Capuchin premises, you must follow CDC-recommended guidelines, including:
    • Mouth and nose must be covered with a face mask or cloth covering at all times.
    • Maintain at least six feet of social distance from others at all times.
    • Wash hands properly with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol)
    • No touching of face with hands.
    • Cough into a cloth, tissue or your elbow.
    • Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.