On Site Volunteer Opportunities
Men's Resource Center Meal Interest

Men's Meal Service

Thank you so much for your willingness to help with meal service at The Road Home's Men's Resource Center. We are so grateful for your support!

This opportunity invites individuals to volunteer at our facility by helping with meal prep and service for up to 300 men, who are experiencing homelessness. Our kitchen facility can accommodate up to 2 volunteers at a time with plenty of tasks to keep everyone busy. Listed below is an overview of our program and helpful tips to prepare you for this engaging service opportunity. 

All volunteers will be met in front of Men's Resource Center and brought into the building through the rear entrance. All volunteers will be asked to wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols set in place by the health department, the CDC and The Road Home. 


Meal Service Timeline (Please note that times are subject to change and we will notify you in advance with any updates) 


Volunteer arrival time: 11:30AM

Meal service begins: 12PM     

Clean up begins: 1PM


Volunteer arrival time: 4:30PM

Dinner Service: 5PM

Clean up begins: 6PM


Meal Service Tasks

Please arrive on time to ensure we are able to serve meals on time

Serving: Meal line service (place entrée on the clients’ plates)   

Stocking: Replenish utensils, plates, bowls and cups as needed 

Dishes: Perform routine dishwashing procedures (load and unload dishwasher, put away and restock clean dishes and utensils)   

Dining Room: Retrieve and return abandoned trays and dishes to the dish room, wipe down and sanitize dining room tables, floor care  

Clean-up: Breakdown assigned kitchen areas (clean and sanitize countertops & prep stations, empty garbage and recycling bins)


Meal Service Guidelines

Meal volunteers must be at least 12 years old to be in the kitchen.

 To ensure the privacy of the people we serve, photos/videos with shelter guests are not permitted at any time. Please reach out for specific photo guidelines.  

Appropriate kitchen attire recommended. For safety, closed toe shoes are considered appropriate footwear in the kitchen. 

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your shift, please do so at least 24 hours in advance.  

Created by:   Susannah and Haylee The Road Home
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