Our volunteers are an essential element to the running of the Beth-El Center.  Without the devoted, committed people who help us every day, we would be unable to achieve our mission.

Meals to Go Volunteers Needed

Soup Kitchen volunteers are needed to prepare and package our bagged meals to go. We need volunteers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-6:00pm. Our bagged meals are distributed weekdays from 5-6pm when there is no evening meal served.

Handyman/Maintenance Volunteer Needed

We are seeking a volunteer with experience/skills in any of the following areas to help us maintain our facility:

  • Building maintenance
  • Carpentry
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Grounds keeping
  • Locksmith
  • Painting
  • Plumbing

Hours are flexible, based upon your schedule.

Office Volunteers Needed

Objective: Support the administrative and Center staff by performing reception duties and various clerical tasks while maintaining professionalism and confidentiality at all times.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering phones & directing callers as appropriate
  • Reception of visitors
  • Receiving & logging in-kind donations
  • Preparing thank you letters & cards
  • Preparing bank deposits¬†
  • Word processing tasks
  • Internet searches & other research as requested
  • Assisting w/input on donor database
  • Assisting w/preparation & mailing of monthly Board packets
  • Assisting w/fundraising projects
  • Making copies as needed
  • Maintaining center bulletin boards
  • Assisting w/updating forms as needed
  • Assisting w/supply inventory
  • Maintaining reception area
  • Errands and other tasks as needed

Soup Kitchen Volunteers Needed

Monday through Friday 9am-2pm

  • Pick up donations from local merchants using the Beth-El Center Van; must have valid driver's license
  • Assist in preparation and/or cooking of luncheon meal
  • Set up dining room area
  • Serve meal to clients and clean up after the meal service
  • Monitor parking lot during or after meal time.

Volunteers must be 13 or older to serve food, 18 or older to cook food.

Group Volunteering

The Soup Kitchen is looking for groups from businesses, corporations, faith communities and service clubs to prepare and serve dinners on Mondays and Fridays during the late afternoon/evening hours of 4-7 p.m.

Volunteers preparing the meal and setting up the dining room would arrive at 4:00 p.m.
Volunteers interested in serving the meal to the clients would arrive at 4:30 p.m.

This is a great service project and/or team building exercise.

If you're interested in this volunteering opportunity, contact Camille at 203.876.0747.

Download the volunteer application:

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