Volunteer

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.

KITCHEN
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

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

CASE MANAGEMENT
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

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

MIRIAM’S STUDIO
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

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

ADVOCACY
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.