Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are at the heart of the mission of Shepherd’s Table. More than 1,400 people a year share their time and talent with us. Together we impact the lives of women and men who are homeless or living in poverty.

We invite you to explore where your interests lie.

Answer the questions:

  • What gives you joy?
  • What impact do you want to have?

Volunteer opportunities are endless. Some are in house, others occur outside of Shepherd’s Table. Each act of service is vital to our mission and impacts many lives!

Volunteer Hub Banner

Available Volunteer Opportunities

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. Our minimum age for volunteers is 13, with an adult.

While the volunteer dress code is casual, we ask that you please not wear revealing clothing, skirts or shorts that stop above the knee, sleeveless shirts, or shirts that expose your midriff. Additionally, please do not wear clothes with political/religious messages. This volunteer opportunity is in a professional setting, and we want to ensure a comfortable environment for everyone. Lastly, all volunteers must wear close toed, non-slip shoes.

Take a look at the Volunteer Opportunities at Shepherd’s Table.

We also have an occasional need for administrative assistance, board committee positions, and we provide opportunities for students seeking community service hours.

Lastly, Shepherd’s Table also awards court-appointed hours for community service. Please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Carmen Garcia, 301-585-6463 x9 with inquiries.

Bright Meal

Throughout the year individuals, businesses, and other groups also sponsor a Bright Meal. A Bright Meal allows each individual/group to decide on a menu, pay for the food and bring the volunteers to set and serve the meal. Folks do this to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or another important occasion. Businesses do it to give back and to develop a sense of community among co-workers. All who plan and serve the special Bright Meal are amazed at the gratitude of our dinner and brunch guests who are so thankful for a special occasion.

Bright Meal Agreement

How to Sign Up for Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a new volunteer?

Visit shepherdstable.volunteerhub.com to create an account and look at available opportunities.

New to Volunteer Hub? Here are directions for creating an account, signing up for a shift, and check in/check out on-site.

Are you volunteering with a current group at Shepherd’s Table?

Sign up for opportunities with the link provided by your Team Leader or ask Carmen Garcia at cgarcia@shepherdstable.org.

Want to create a new group to volunteer at Shepherd’s Table?

Email Carmen Garcia, our Volunteer Coordinator, at cgarcia@shepherdstable.org.