Volunteer Opportunities for Adults
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Shepherd’s Table. We offer many ways to help. Please take the time to select a service that matches your interests and talents. However you choose to help, your volunteering connects you to your neighbors in need. When volunteering, remember to serve our guests with a smile and always be respectful.
Available volunteer opportunities:
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Duties: greet guests, collect meal tickets, serve the meal and clean dining hall
Dinner Preparation Workers
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Duties: set tables in the dining room and assist the chef with food preparation
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Duties: greet guests, collect meal tickets, serve the meal, wash dishes, and help clean the kitchen and dining areas after the meal.
Drivers for Food Pick–Up
Weekdays - Mornings or Afternoons.
Duties: Pick up donated food from stores and restaurants. All food must be delivered to Shepherd’s Table. Reliable vehicle is a must. Always be courteous when interacting with donors. Maintaining a gracious relationship with these donors is vital to the operation of our program.
Clothes Closet Sorters:
Mondays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Duties: Volunteers sort donations accumulated throughout the week, stock the Clothes Closet with fresh clothes, and help keep the racks and shelves neat and orderly.
Clothes Closet Distributors:
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Duties: assist guests in finding clothing, check guests into showering facilities, handout clean towels and toiletries. Ability to speak Spanish is an asset.
Resource Center Assistants
Daily 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mondays – Fridays 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Duties: distribute mail, bus tokens, provide clerical support. Ability to speak Spanish is an asset.
Eye Clinic Volunteer:
Duties: Volunteers assist Eye Clinic staff with greeting clients, filing and completing paperwork. Volunteers must be 21.
8:00 a.m –10:00 a.m
5:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m
Duties:If there are not enough volunteers to serve dinner, pick up food, or in case of snow or ice, On-Call Dinner Volunteers will be contacted to fill in at the last minute.
Shepherd’s Table awards court-appointed hours for community service.
Please call 301-585-6463 to inquire.