“I love getting to know the clients of the Urban Mission foodshelf.  They have both tremendous dignity and a great appreciation for life’s blessings even in difficult times.  The foodshelf clients often come with a friend or neighbor and it is so great to see the way in which they look after one another.” – Marie Elise, Urban Mission volunteer

Volunteering with us looks a little different this year than it has in the past. Due to COVID, we are not currently allowing families into the building; instead, we are offering a drive-thru service in order to keep both volunteers and clients safe. This means that while our volunteer opportunities have changed, they are still very important to our operation!

We ask that all volunteers wear masks in our building. If you do not have a mask, we can provide one for you. We have provided more than 6 feet of space between all individuals for their safety.

Our volunteers are truly the life-blood of our organization. We could not serve our community without their help. Here are some ways our volunteers help us out:

Cart Prep: Prepare carts with bulk food to go into cars during our food distribution service. Volunteers are kept in separate sections and focus on one area.

Car Loader: Load cars with pre-prepared carts during our food distribution. There is some heavy-lifting involved. This volunteer position is available Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Stocker: Unbox food and organize it on the shelves. Make sure that the shelves are full and look nice. With this position there is some heavy lifting.  We need help anytime during the week.