How to Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen

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Helping the less fortunate is a noble endeavor. Do what you can to lend a hand and volunteer at a soup kitchen.

Step 1: Find a soup kitchen
Look through your phone book or search online to find a soup kitchen in your area.

Step 2: Contact the soup kitchen
Contact the soup kitchen and talk to their volunteer coordinator to find out what they need.

Step 3: Find out about training
Ask if you will need a training session. Some volunteer positions involve more than serving food, and you may need to be trained.

Tip
There are many possible jobs, including serving food, preparing food, setting up tables, and cleaning up.

Step 4: Show up early
Arrive early for your shift so you can get instructions, prepare, and meet the other volunteers with whom you'll work.

Step 5: Prepare yourself
Find out about the issues that the homeless and hungry in your area are interested in to prepare yourself for working with them.

Step 6: Smile
Smile and help out in any way you can. Remember -- that's why you're there.

Did You Know?
There were an estimated 107,000 homeless veterans in the United States in 2009.


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