Thank you for your interest in volunteering to serve alongside us at the Christian Service Center!
Serving lunch at one of our Daily Bread soup kitchens is our most requested volunteer service position, popular with church groups, dedicated individuals, large and small business teams, and youth groups. We currently have dates available. Join us in safely serving, see below for details on our COVID-19 safety precautions.
Our digital sign-up for volunteers allows you to view ALL of our volunteer opportunities (there is more to do than just Daily Bread) and schedule yourself on dates and times that work best for you.
If this is your first time volunteering with us, please click the "New Volunteer" button below to create your own Login & Password to access our Volunteer Application and Scheduling Portal.
On behalf of those we are called to serve, thank you!
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Precautions –
July 10, 2020 - We are open and need volunteers during this pandemic. As this health and economic crisis continues to rapidly-change, we will post new updates on our website and social media. We continue to adjust our Daily Bread serving policy in-line with the latest CDC guidelines to serve in a way that best protects both our volunteers and clients. "Social distancing" recommendations are in place to separate volunteers and client traffic.
Clients are now being served via take-out only. Volunteers prepare meals inside the kitchen and Daily Bread staff distribute meals in "clamshell" to-go containers to clients outdoors. A staff member will distribute free face masks (when available) to clients outdoors as well. Our usual policy it to not allow anyone who appears sick and is showing flu-like symptoms to come into the dining room. The dining room is closed for inside seating until further notice. We can provide a meal for the sick in a way outdoors in a way that won’t impact others.
Our volunteers will be provided face mask if they do not bring their own, and we always have glove and apron protection, while our kitchens are cleaned and disinfected each day. Additional alcohol-based hand sanitizer is available and will provide an additional layer of cleaning along with disinfecting of tables and chairs in the dining room.
In West Orange Daily Bread, its smaller dining hall is closed to guests, and meals are served in “clamshell” to-go containers from the west side door to clients outside in the parking lot.
If your livelihood is not impacted during this crisis, and you are blessed to be in a position to make a contribution, please click on the "Donate Now" button at the top of this site. We purchase food at discounted rates through our partners like Second Harvest Food Bank, so your dollar goes further.
SIMPLE WAYS TO SERVE
Did you know there are many simple ways YOU can help us make a difference in our community and in the lives of your neighbors? Check out our list of 45 Ways to Serve.
Please contact us if you are interested and to see whether there is a current need for one of these compassionate roles. Be sure to Like and Follow us on Facebook where we post openings and calls for volunteers from time to time.
OTHER CURRENT VOLUNTEER ROLES
West Orange Family Life Center
Our West Orange location is looking for part-time volunteers to assist in the following ways:
Thrift Store Assistant
Family & Emergency Services Assistant
Daily Bread Lunchtime Servers
Please call 407.656.6678 and ask for Gloria or Rosemary, or email: EmailUs@ChristianServiceCenter.org
Love Pantry Drivers
During the academic year, volunteer drivers transport nonperishable food items from our warehouse to the individual school(s) that participate in our Love Pantry in-school food cabinet program. Primary requirement is approval by OCPS as an ADDitions Volunteer or SCPS as a Dividends-approved volunteer and your own reliable transportation. Hours and days for this opportunity vary.