Opportunity Details

Hunger
Families, Homeless, Low-income communities, Other
Food Preparation & Meal Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:18+

Hunger Helpers in Jersey City

St. Lucy’s Shelter is a supervised 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, year-round emergency shelter for single women and men. In addition to emergency housing, St. Lucy's also provides food for those in need.

Volunteers play an important role in the facilities' operation through their assistance with meal preparation, and sorting and distributing food.

When you arrive, please sign in at the front desk and tell them you are a Jersey Cares Volunteer. You will be directed to the food pantry to sort (as needed) and at 5pm you will begin serving food in the cafeteria. The Chef has a very specific process, please follow her guidance. She will provide gloves and an apron before service begins. Enjoy and have fun meeting new people!

As you are serving meals please interact with guests in conversation and clear their tables as needed. Second servings will at 5:30 but only if food is remaining from the initial serving.

Volunteers will be deployed for the following tasks:

  • Food Servers (2-3)

  • Beverage Servers (1-2)

  • Greeter (1-2)

  • General Help (1)


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