Here are our current volunteer needs:
SOUP KITCHEN: GROCERY BAGGING: The Soup Kitchen receives a carload of grocery store donations each morning, mostly breads, desserts, breakfast pastries, and some prepared foods and meats. This all needs to be sorted and packed into bags, which are offered to our Soup Kitchen guests when they are picking up their lunches. We are looking for volunteers who can do a weekly shift one morning a week from 9:00-11:00. Only 1 person is needed each day.
SOUP KITCHEN: FOOD PREP AND CLEANING: Serving 100+ meals every day means there’s a lot of prep and clean-up to do! Volunteers are needed Monday-Saturday from 10:00-12:00 (plating lunches, assisting with distribution, and washing dishes) and 12:00-2:00 (washing dishes, sweeping and mopping floors, preparing food for the next day, and other cleaning and tidying projects). We are looking for volunteers who can do the same shift every week. 1-2 people are needed for each shift.
TRANSPORTATION: We rely on volunteer drivers for our Food Rescue Project. Trinity does not own vehicles so volunteers play a big role in picking up donations of leftover food that stores set aside for us. Food is picked up every morning and volunteers commit to one shift per week.
SUPPLY DRIVES: We welcome groups interested in holding fundraisers and supply drives for our programs! These are events that we simply don’t have the manpower to run on our own but they are an important source of donations and a great way to spread the word about Trinity. Our biggest needs right now are snacks for our Soup Kitchen lunches and diapers for our Food Pantry: see our Contribute page for a full list of needed supplies.
OTHER TASKS: There is a lot of work to be done at the Center and many tasks that we would love assistance with. If you have special skills or are interested in other options for volunteering please get in touch with us!
We do ask volunteers to commit to a weekly shift. We have a small team and just don’t have time to train new volunteers every day. When we train a volunteer once and they come back every week and work on the same project, that is a huge help! Covid vaccination is not required.