At Miriam’s Kitchen, we rely on over 2,200 volunteers so that we can provide our full range of services. 

To get started volunteering, here are some general guidelines and FAQ's.  

All new volunteers must attend an orientation session before being scheduled.
Please sign up for an orientation session here.

These are the four major areas where we use volunteers.

Volunteers can help serve a meal or do prep work for a future meal. We ask that kitchen volunteers commit to one regular shift per month.

Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 6:00am – 8:15am
Dinner:       Monday - Friday, 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Prep:            Monday, 11:30am – 1:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12-2pm

Ciji Wagner, Assist. Director of Kitchen Operations, ciji@miriamskitchen.org.

Volunteers can help distribute toiletries, fulfill clothing orders, or simply engage with our guests.  Some volunteers help by giving haircuts, manicures, or writing resumes. Do you have some other skills to offer? Let us know!

Hours: Monday -Friday, 6:30 – 8:00am, 4:00 – 5:45pm

EJ de Lara for morning CASE MANAGEMENT shifts  ej@miriamskitchen.org
Sarah Leonard for afternoon CASE MANAGEMENT shifts sarah@miriamskitchen.org

Volunteers can lead a writing group or assist the art therapist before, during or after studio time. 

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:15 – 9:45am, 2:30 – 4pm

Lindsey Vance, Lindsey@miriamskitchen.org to help with art
Brittney Washington, brittney@miriamskitchen.org to lead a writing group.

Volunteers can support the advocacy team by lending your writing, communications, and media skills to our campaign. 

Contact Kurt Runge, Director of Advocacy, at kurt@miriamskitchen.org.