Volunteering and Community Service

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization, we could not do what we do without you!

Due to our COVID 19 guidelines all volunteers must be fully vaccinated and masks are required.

Lunch Break welcomes individuals and students who are looking to give back in a meaningful way to our community or who need to fulfill community service hours. Currently students must be 16 years or older to volunteer.

We welcome group volunteerism by business groups, religious institutions, and other organizations and can accommodate a group at our facility of up to 10 adults. Please call in advance to reserve your hours.

Please note, we do not allow walk-ins.


Interested in Volunteering? Click HERE to register.

If you have any questions, or want to sign up to help, please call the Volunteer Coordinator, Angela Jackson at 732-747-8577 ext. 3108 or email ajackson@lunchbreak.org  

Ways to Earn Community Service

If you need to fulfill community service hours and cannot get on our calendar due to scheduling conflicts, please consider conducting drives on our behalf. We will gladly credit you with the hours you spend organizing a food drive.

You must contact Millie Jeter at (732) 747-8577 ext. 3102 or e-mail mjeter@lunchbreak.org before doing the aforementioned.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Must I sign up in advance to volunteer?

    Yes. We do not accept walk-ins.

  2. What will my volunteer job be once I arrive?

    We ask that you come prepared to serve in whatever capacity is needed for the day. You may be asked to prepare or serve food, wash dishes, clean tables and floors, shelve food in the pantry, organize clothing, answer incoming phone calls, and even work outside. (Only trained personnel are allowed to cook in our kitchen.)

  3. What should I wear to volunteer?

    Please wear appropriate clothing, long pants, sneakers (or similar) to protect your feet (No open toed shoes or sandals). No droopy pants or revealing tops (tank tops or spaghetti strap tops).

    No jewelry should be worn while working at Lunch Break (watches and wedding rings are fine). Why? Jewelry such as bracelets, neck chains, and large dangling earrings can cause personal injury if caught on something. Our dress code is established with your safety and the welfare of our clients in mind.

  4. Can (personal) valuables be brought?

    Do not bring your valuables into Lunch Break.

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