Come volunteer with us!


What to expect for your shift.

Volunteers show up at the back door of the church, they will be greeted by someone who will review our volunteer expectations, listed below, and help them find some tasks to help get everything set up. Please go where is needed before we because you will have a chance to choose where you want to volunteer during our hours of operation later.   We are currently asking all of our volunteers to fill out a registration form and sign up for shifts, so that we can respect social distancing and have enough people to complete all of the work.  

Captains Definition

Captains are model volunteers who display the qualities that make Loaves and Fishes a welcoming, safe, and open space for everyone. A captain is a:

calm, trustworthy leader who upholds our mission.
visible, knowledgeable leader who is a resource to both volunteers and guests.
dedicated, reliable leader who works toward social justice and finds the dignity and humanity in all volunteers and clients.

Loaves and Fishes at its core is about offering hospitality to our neighbors. We ask that our volunteers join us in showing hospitality by:

Being a friendly face, getting to know guests and volunteers, being overly kind, being slow to anger, committing to seeing the dignity found in everyone, and working hard to provide the highest quality of customer service to our guests.

Loaves and Fishes does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, language, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or disability, and volunteers should report any instance of discrimination to a captain.
If you have any questions, comments, cares, feedback, or concerns, please talk to a captain. Remember that we are better together.

Nuts and Bolts

Volunteers should plan on staying for the entire shift that they sign up for, volunteers need to be on time and stay until the end to make sure that we clean up. 

Volunteers should come dressed in clothing that is appropriate to work in, and this includes wearing closed toed shoes.

If you are coming during the week to pack groceries for deliveries please do not park in the back or the side of the church as these spots are reserved for delivery drivers.  

Services for Volunteers

Volunteers can receive the same bag of groceries that is given out to guests who are not volunteering.