Volunteering and Community Service

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Lunch Break Volunteer. Our volunteers — corporate, business sponsors, families and individuals — are the backbone of our organization. We achieve our mission because of the dedication of those who so generously help.

Volunteer applications are currently being processed and the link for new applications will re-open early 2024.

If you have any questions, 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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