Here at Trinity, we only have a small handful of five or fewer employees each day. Yet, we serve hundreds of hungry people lunch and groceries every week, provide meals to 27 senior citizens per day, help countless immigrants and refugees find the work and resources they need, and so much more.
The reason we can do this is that we have a team of amazing volunteers who can help deliver and sort groceries, prepare lunches, help keep our day shelter clean and functional, and so much more. We know it’s cliche, but we truly couldn’t do it without them.
Some of our volunteers come in for two hours a week. Some hardly ever enter our building. Some come to help outside of their shifts because, well, they want to! Here’s what you need to know about volunteering at Trinity Jubilee Center.
What’s the Position?
Whether you’re here for community service hours, killing some time in your summers off, or just want to give back to your community, all are welcome here. If you want to take part in our amazing community, our inviting culture, and help us prepare hot meals for those in need, let us know!
Some of our volunteers help pick up groceries from our wonderful vendors like Hannaford or Bates Dining Hall, while some prefer to help us work in the kitchen. If you have physical limitations, we can always use help in the office! We have plenty of different opportunities for people with all different skills, passions, and backgrounds, so don’t hesitate to ask how you can help!
What Are We Looking For?
The only thing we need is reliable volunteers who can commit to a set schedule. Again, whether it’s 2 hours a week or 20, we do depend on a set schedule, but exceptions can be made for the right circumstances (varying work schedule, family matters, etc.)
Among our current volunteer opportunities in Lewiston, we’re looking for candidates to:
- Pick up orders – Volunteers for these positions will need a vehicle
- Clean our spaces – This includes inside and out, as we have a yard and a garden space on the property
- Preparing food – Helping in the kitchen to prepare lunch for over 100 people
- Sorting groceries – Preparing “to-go” bags for dozens of families
- General administration and/or customer service – Volunteers who speak Somali, French, or Portuguese will be
Of course, there are also special projects we need from time to time. These can include anything from basic handy tasks to organizing our donation room.
Also, if you have a unique idea that you want to share with our community, let us know! We’ve had everything from impromptu lemonade stands to barbecue cookouts hosted by caring members of the community, such as the Alabama Barbecue food truck.
Consider Volunteering at Trinity Jubilee Center
Like what you see and want to help out? Consider volunteering at Trinity, and we’d love to have more dedicated people on our team. If you’re interested, fill out our volunteer application and give us a call today! You’ll join a great community and enjoy some rewarding work!