VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteer at the Mission

“I was serving a meal and there was a dirty tray so I threw it in the dishwasher instead of handing it to the man waiting for a meal. The man thanked me. When I asked him why he was thanking me, he said, ‘Before I came to the Mission, no one’s ever gave me a clean dish. I didn’t think anyone would ever do that for me.’”
– Jennifer, a MSM volunteer

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We love our volunteers!

Volunteering is simple act of kindness – but it makes a profound difference in the lives of guests!

Put your passion for helping others in action by signing up to volunteer today, either as an individual or as part of a church, business or other group. Our doors are open 365 days a year, which means we need plenty of wonderful people (like you!) to step up and help serve in a number of spots within our ministry – from serving meals to helping with maintenance to tutors and instructors for our life-skills and continuing education classes.

Want to learn more? Click on the title of your preferred volunteer position below to learn more and sign up.

Volunteer Opportunities

Serve A Meal

We could really use your help! Every day, we serve a hot, nutritious breakfast and dinner to both our guests from the community and the residents in our Life Change Program.

Meal times

Breakfast Mon- Sat: guests – 6:15 Residents – 6:45. Sunday: Residents – 7:30 Guests – 7

Lunch : Mon – Sun : Residents only 12pm

Dinner: Mon – Sat : Residents – 5pm Guests – 5:30. Sunday: Residents – 4 Guests – 4:30

Volunteers are asked to be here 11:45-12:45 to serve lunch and either 4:45-6:15 or 3:45-5:15 to serve dinner.

Free lunches are served at other help agencies in Morristown

 

Duties

Serve lunch or dinner to our residents and community guests

Preparation of some food items before the meal

Light clean-up after the meal

Note: A brief training on food handling will be provided

 

Qualifications

Stand for at least 1 hour

Lift 10 pounds

12-17 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult

 

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie McKenna, for more information:

(973) 538-6337

dmckenna@marketstreet.org

Food Drive

Food Drive

Bulk size, #10 cans/boxes are greatly appreciated.

We are also in need of:

  • Coffee
  • Powdered Drink Mixes
  • Sugar
  • Mayonnaise
  • Shelf Safe Milk
  • Juices – Bottled
  • Beans
  • Frozen Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Tomato/ Spaghetti/ Pizza Sauce
  • Pasta
  • Salad Dressing
  • Powdered Creamer

 

Food items can be dropped off to 9 Market Street, any time between 8am-8pm. If you would like to schedule a tour to gain a deeper understanding of the Mission and what your donations do please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie McKenna:

(973) 538-6337

dmckenna@marketstreet.org

Project Backpack

Fundraise to sponsor a backpack for a child in need. Volunteers can run Charity Bagging, bake sales, and more to raise money for children in need of school supplies.

For more information, please contact Debbie McKenna, Volunteer Coordinator:

(973) 538-6337

dmckenna@marketstreet.org

Collections

Our needs are always changing, please call or email Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie McKenna for an updated list of our needs:

(973) 538-6337

dmckenna@marketstreet.org

Coat Drive/Giveaway

We collect men’s, women’s, and children’s new or gently used coats starting in September. We need volunteers to help us collect coats and bring them to our Thrift Store, as well as help us during the Coat Giveaway.

Volunteers 15-17 should be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are needed to help with registration, refreshments, greeting, assist guests in coat picking, and more. Most volunteers will be standing for at least 2 hours.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie McKenna, for more information:

(973) 538-6337

dmckenna@marketstreet.org

Holiday Opportunities

Volunteers 15-17 should be accompanied by an adult.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner: 

  • Request a list of food items to donate from our Volunteer Coordinator
  • Volunteer at our Thanksgiving Dinner for our Residents and Community Guests
  • Turkey Carver – 1-2 hour commitment to assist with cutting up turkey prior to dinner start
  • Waiter/Waitress – Requires volunteer to go up and down stairs, taking orders and carrying food trays
  • Coffee/Tea Server – Volunteers will be standing for a couple hours and walking around serving coffee and tea
  • Pie Server – Prepare pie slices for waiter/waitress. Volunteers should be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Meal server- Volunteers will be standing for a long period of time and scooping food onto plates for waiters/waitresses
  • Hostess- Greets those attending the Thanksgiving Dinner and helps them find a place to sit

 

Christmas Toy Shop:

We set up our chapel like a Toy Store!

We need volunteers to:

  • Donate toys to the Mission for kids of all ages
  • Help with set up
  • Wrap gifts
  • Assist the men in the program with picking gifts out for the children in their life

 

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie McKenna, for more information:

(973) 538-6337

dmckenna@marketstreet.org

Thrift Store

Assist our Thrift Store staff with cleaning, sorting, and organizing the Thrift Store. This role can be physical at times – with some walking, standing or stocking shelves.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie McKenna, for more information:

(973) 538-6337

dmckenna@marketstreet.org

Maintenance/Handyman projects

Projects such as painting or landscaping. These projects are based on the current needs of the Mission.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie McKenna, for more information:

(973) 538-6337

dmckenna@marketstreet.org

Administrative/Organization duties

Based on the projects going on in the Office, assistance in preparing mailings, valuing donations, organizing the basic needs closet, etc. can be needed.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie McKenna, for more information:

(973) 538-6337

dmckenna@marketstreet.org

Tutoring

Tutor residents pursuing their GED. These positions are based on the needs of the men in the program.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie McKenna, for more information:

(973) 538-6337

dmckenna@marketstreet.org

Questions about volunteering?

Contact our volunteer coordinator, Debbie McKenna
(973) 538-6337
dmckenna@marketstreet.org
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