Currently there are not any volunteer opportunities available with our organization. Please keep checking back! Our number one needs are donations of food and money to support food supply and distribution. Since March 2020 we have distributed more than 1-million meals between Bean's Cafe and The Children's Lunchbox.

We currently do not have any in person volunteer opportunities available. Our apologies. The link below is not active. 


To sign up for volunteer dates, use our website, at https://beanscafe.volunteermatrix.com/thechildrenslunchbox

Click New Volunteer Registration, and create a profile for the group leader.  Then click ‘I am registering my group,’ and the calendar will show what dates are open and how many volunteer slots are left.  The group leader will need to add the email addresses of all group members.  The group leader will receive confirmation emails for registering, the password and signing up for dates.

Shelter, Kitchen, and Warehouse

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not allowing community volunteers at this time.

The Children's Lunchbox

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not allowing community volunteers on-site until further notice.

In the Office- No volunteer opportunities currently available in the Admin Office.

Are you a ninja at filing? Are you a grant-writing wizard? We need volunteers with all types of skills to help us in our administrative offices.


Special Events

At this time we do not have events planned for 2021 or 2022. Please continue to check back in.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are no longer allowing community volunteers at the shelter or in our kitchen or food storage facilities.

The easiest way to start volunteering is to select from the following options and click the link to get started. We ask that you review our Volunteer Procedures and Liability Waiver in advance.

Bean’s Cafe | The Children’s Lunchbox | Office | Events

Need to Talk to Someone about Volunteering?

Contact our volunteer coordinator for more information or use the online form on our Contact Page at any time. Our Volunteer Procedures & Liability Waiver can be printed from the “How do I sign up to volunteer?” section above.

Our courteous staff is looking forward to working with you! Please note volunteer groups larger than 8 people should contact volunteer@beanscafe.org or call 907.433.8602

Aaron Dollison
Bean’s Cafe

Scott Lingle
Bean’s Cafe

Sarah Fournier
Kitchen Coordinator
The Children’s Lunchbox

Daren Cole
Weekend Food Coordinator
The Children’s Lunchbox