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Small groups of adult volunteers donate, prepare and serve meals at program site locations:

Health Outreach Bus
Small groups provide meals and serve them alongside the Health Outreach Bus. Meals vary depending on the season. The Night Ministry provides condiments and utensils. At our largest stop, we ask groups to bring meals for 200 people. At our smallest stop, only 45 meals are needed.

Preparation time commitment: 3-4 hours to shop and prepare the meal
On the street time commitment: 1 hour on the street serving the meal
Frequency: One or more times
Group size: 4-6 individuals
Age: At least 12, and older (one adult for every three youth under 18)

Youth Outreach Van

Small groups of 4-6 volunteer adults (age 21 and older) will learn, then practice, outreach to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth while offering hospitality and referrals from our Youth Outreach Van parked in Lakeview. This program gives your group the opportunity to be a compassionate presence on the street for the youth and young adults we meet. New volunteers come early for an orientation session with our Youth Outreach staff.

Your group provides: meals and beverages
We provide: training, professional staff, health care educators, outreach professionals, written materials and resources

The van visits: Lakeview - Tuesday and Thursday nights, about 200 meals

The Crib
Help bring nourishment to the young people at The Crib! Volunteers are needed to provide meals on weekends (Saturday and Sunday, breakfast and dinner) and breakfasts during the week. 1-2 volunteers needed for breakfast, 2-4 volunteers for dinner. Meals are for 25-30 people and are served family style. Time commitment: 8:30-10:30 p.m. for dinner, 7-9 a.m. for breakfast.

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