Our Voluteers Make it all Possible

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Even with all the food and money in the world, St. Susan Center could not fulfill its mission without the support of its dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers are seniors, students, business and community leaders, service clubs and homemakers. Many are members of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Some have two hours a month to share, others work several hours, still others come occasionally in groups – whatever suits their interests and schedules.

There are many ways to serve. In addition to cooking and serving meals, there are food donations to be unloaded, dishes to be run through the dish washer, bakery products to distribute, mailings to post, events to plan, and much more. The soup kitchen is always happy to welcome new volunteers, as schedules, availability and interests change. Guided and supported by a dedicated staff, volunteers are the first faces seen by our guests. Their smiles and caring hearts are an essential ingredient in every meal we serve.

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two women volunteers ready for christmas
two volunteers ready to serve
volunteers serving hot dogs outside
teen volunteers ready to work
volunteers serving hot dogs outside
volunteers packing lunches
many volunteers in the dining area
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volunteers bagging lunches
volunteers in the kitchen making sandwiches
volunteers bagging lunches
volunteers serving food outdoors
volunteers ready to serve in the dining room
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Volunteer Opportinities

  • Cooking + Serving Meals
  • Unloading Food
  • Loading + Unloading Dishwasher
  • Distribute Bakery products
  • Planning Events
  • and more

Volunteer FAQ

16 or older to work in the kitchen

Under 16 can work in other service areas as long as accompanied by an adult

Dress Modestly

Gym shoes or the like are the best

No open toed or open heeled shoes

No sleeveless tops or baggy saggy pants

Masks are required to be properly worn

Aprons are required (aprons are provided if one would need one)

Hairnet or hats are required (hairnets provided if one would need one)

At this time, we will not be accepting groups of volunteers due to the ongoing health concerns of Covid-19

1-2 individuals is the ideal

Masks must be worn properly at all times

We do not solicit any health information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status.

“A volunteer is one who believes that one person can make a difference and is willing to prove it.”

Could that be you?

Please call Juli Highum at (716) 664-2253, or fill out the form below.

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