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

Volunteer Services Updates:

  • Since April 2020, we no longer accept any court-ordered community service volunteers.
  • The minimum volunteer age is 12 (7 for the Earthworks program). Minors 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 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.

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:

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.
  • You will be asked to review and abide by COVID-19 reporting and follow-up guidelines.
  • 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.