Volunteering

Stone Soup Corvallis, Inc. can only thrive with volunteers. Now that the kitchens are open again, we need volunteers to serve meals and beverages, help maintain social distancing and hygiene protocols, and for clean-up. We also need volunteers to support the administrative tasks of Stone Soup Corvallis.

Volunteers Needed! Stone Soup kitchens are open and we need volunteers. Any adult over 65 and people who have certain underlying health conditions are at increased risk for COVID-19; health experts advise these people to stay at home. Stone Soup is asking all volunteers to be mindful of COVID-19 risks so no one brings COVID-19 into our spaces. We cannot guarantee the safety of our volunteers. Jobs are available for those 65+ who choose not to work in the kitchens. 

Volunteering at a Meal Site

Short- and long-term commitments or one-time opportunities for volunteering are available. Each of the following sites has a volunteer available to explain your job duties.

  • First Christian Church: Meals are served on Tuesday (dinner), Saturday (brunch), and Sunday (dinner). 

  • St. Mary's Catholic Church: Meals are served on Monday (dinner), Wednesday (lunch), Thursday (dinner), and Friday (lunch). 

  • South Corvallis Food Bank: Meals are served on Tuesday (dinner), Thursday (dinner) and Saturday (brunch).

To volunteer send an email to Ann at stonesouphelp@gmail.com

Ann will send you information about job duties, safety protocols, and access to the SignUpGenius website, where you can choose your meal site location, day and time, or she can schedule you for a time. During COVID-19, we welcome on-site volunteers between the ages of 17-65 years. Youths 14-16 years can volunteer with a parent or guardian. If you are over 65 years, you can volunteer off-site in the administrative aspects of Stone Soup Corvallis, Inc. 

Volunteering for Stone Soup Corvallis, Inc.

We welcome your interest and willingness to volunteer for Stone Soup. As indicated above, we need people willing to help greet guests, serve meals, and cleanup after each meal. We also need people willing to work behind the scenes, in record-keeping, purchasing, coordinating, organizing, reporting, communicating, gleaning, and on special projects. Our volunteers are all ages and from many walks of life. All have an important role in providing a free daily meal for our hungry neighbors, and all contribute richly to our community's awareness of its vulnerable citizens.

If you are interested in volunteering for other work at other times, email us and tell us your interest and/or skills:  stonesouphelp@gmail.com

 

Volunteers

Guidelines for Volunteers

Stone Soup is an all-volunteer organization, and a partner agency with Linn-Benton Food Share. We are required to follow rules and regulations set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and the Benton County Environmental Health Department. All volunteers commit to respecting the dignity, privacy, and civil rights of our diners, and to promote and follow safe food handling practices. We value and respect all of our volunteers, and we provide these guidelines for our volunteers.  Stone Soup Corvallis, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Provider.