Our current volunteer opportunities are limited to assembling pantry packs in your own home (email info@beanscafe.org) or as your own group. Please see below for instructions and specifics.  Questions about in-person volunteering? Email Lea: lmerritt@beanscafe.org

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with Bean’s Cafe’s pantry pack building for The Children’s Lunchbox. We hope to begin in-person pantry pack building again in September 2021. Please continue to check in with us.

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. See above for our current opportunities with The Children’s Lunchbox.

The Children's Lunchbox

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not allowing community volunteers on-site until further notice. We do however need help assembling pantry packs at an off-site facility. See details above. To sign up, please register on the Volunteer Matrix using the red sign-up button below.

Technical issues? Specific questions? Please email ccowan@beanscafe.org

In the 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.

No volunteer opportunities currently available in the Admin Office.

Special Events

Taking tickets, serving soup, selling soup mixes, watering the garden – just a few of the duties we need help with at our events throughout the year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are no longer allowing community volunteers at the shelter or in our kitchen or food storage facilities. Do see above for our volunteer opportunity off-site for The Children’s Lunchbox.

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