2022: We have no opportunities for volunteers at this time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
 

Do you work on any other days besides Mondays?

No. Only Mondays.

What if Monday is a holiday? 

We need more volunteers on the Mondays that do not fall on Thanksgiving or Christmas weeks and school vacation weeks. Please try to come on a non-holiday Monday (sometimes we are closed, and sometimes we have too much help). We always need additional help on the last Monday of the month.
 

Do you sign off on community service or class credit?
Yes. Bring your paperwork to be signed. Please ask for someone in charge when you arrive and make them aware of your intentions and to obtain a signature. 

Do I need to let you know when I’m/we’re coming?
No. Individuals (5 people or less) may come and go as they please; that’s the great thing about Street Reach! However, if you are planning to bring a group of 6 or more, you must schedule with Tina to avoid having too many volunteers at any given time and being turned away: tina@grantstreetreach.org 

What about children or physically and mentally challeged people?
The soup kitchen is a very hectic and crowded environment. If you are unsure whether it will be a good fit for you, we encourage you to come down and take a look for yourself before volunteering. We have physically and mentally challenged folks helping us in many ways but keep in mind it is extremely crowded and fast-paced here. No children under 7 allowed. Younger ages should be monitored at all times. 

What kinds of things would I (or my child) be expected to do?
The way we work is: whatever needs to be done gets done by all. That said, most people will develop a favorite chore. Children are usually assigned the tasks of handing out juice and desserts, or sweeping the floor. Others may mop, cook, wash dishes, serve food, bus tables, chop vegetables, set up & break down tables, and many other tasks.

What do I need to bring?
Nothing. Just show up to help.

Can I bring clothing, food, or other kinds of donations?
Yes. We accept donations. Some people even bring home-baked goods for our patrons. We do not need bread or donuts. Please refer to the “Other Ways to Give” page of this page for more information.

Do you have a dress code?
Yes. Wear close-toed, non-skid shoes, (i.e. no flip-flops). Sneakers recommended. Hair pulled out of way with a baseball cap or ponytail, hairnet, etc. Wear attire that you don’t mind getting dirty. We discourage halter tops, short shorts, low rise pants, t-shirts with inappropriate messages, etc.