“We live too much in our own boxes. This is an opportunity to volunteer, to get out of your box, and to get into the wider world and find out how it works, and it’s a reward.” — William R. MacKaye, Management Board Member

Volunteers are the cornerstone of our program. We are happy to accept both one-time and regular volunteers and have a need most weekends and federal holidays.

  • Servers work from 10:00 am to around 1:30 pm each day we are open, setting up the dining room and serving each seated guest. This opportunity for individuals and groups is available to both one-time and returning volunteers.
  • Kitchen volunteers work from around 9 am to 2 pm, cooking and plating food and assisting in the dining room. Generally, kitchen staff are groups of returning volunteers who commit to cooking one day each month for at least one year and sponsor that meal.

If you are interested in volunteering as an individual or a group, email: denize@loavesandfishesdc.org.