Volunteering and Community Service

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Lunch Break Volunteer. Our volunteers truly are the backbone of this organization. As many of you may know, Lunch Break is currently undergoing a building expansion to accommodate our need for space and additional services for our clients.

Lunch Break’s operations are temporarily scattered around the community as we continue to provide services for our neighbors. This limits our need for volunteers at the present time.

Please check our social media for updates as to when we will once again begin recruiting volunteers. In the meantime, there are additional ways to support Lunch Break, such as clothing and food drives and fundraising opportunities. We welcome your ongoing support as we build an even stronger foundation of resources for our community members in need.

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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