About Our Volunteer Program

img_4408Volunteers are vital to our operations. They donate their time to help prepare and serve meals, clean up and provide administrative assistance. Volunteers include individuals and groups from many organizations, including congregations, civic groups, fraternities, sororities, university student groups and government agencies. We also provide volunteer work opportunities for those performing public restitution and workfare. Indiana University students are an important component of the volunteer program, which makes the summer a critical period. The agency needs over 100 volunteers each week most of the year and 125 volunteers each week during the summer.


Community Kitchen relies heavily on volunteer support. We use approximately 16 volunteers/day (21/day in the summer) to help with meal preparation, backpack preparation and meal service. Our year-round volunteer shifts are from 11:30am-1:30pm and 3:30-6:30pm each Monday—Saturday. If you are interested in a volunteer experience that is hands-on and on the front lines, we have a job for you! We welcome volunteers aged 10–13, accompanied by an adult, and those 14 and older, without an adult. You can volunteer one time or sign up for a regular once/week or once/month shift. If you are interested in signing up for a volunteer time or just need more information, please call us at 332-0999. Come make a difference in your community! Please call us at 332-0999 to volunteer or email our Volunteer Coordinator with questions at june@monroecommunitykitchen.com

Opportunities Available

Meal Preparation

Monday - Saturday
11:30am - 1:30pm
(8 volunteers needed each day)

Backpack Buddies

Thursday (during the school year)
9:30am - 11:30am
(10 volunteers needed each day)

Meal Serving

Monday - Saturday
3:30pm - 6:30pm
(7 volunteers needed each day)

Summer Food Service Program

(June - August)
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 9:30am
(4 volunteers needed each day)

Summer Program Delivery

(June - August)
Monday - Friday
9:45am - 1:30pm
(2 volunteers needed each day)

Serving on the Board of Directors

Are you interested in exploring the possibility of joining Community Kitchen’s Board of Directors? Click on the links below to learn more about responsibilities and expectations or to fill out an application.

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