Volunteer

Group Opportunities

It is through the kindness of our volunteers that the LSS Network of Hope is able to offer services and programs that impact lives. We are looking for partners who share the same compassion and desire to create a better world by serving people in need.

Your service is essential to achieving our mission. We need you!

I’m Passionate about Serving with My Group

LSS Faith Mission

Kitchen Volunteers

Volunteers assist our cooks in providing, preparing and serving 600 meals per day, 365 days per year. The kitchen welcomes eight volunteers (age 14 and older) for each shift.  One member of each new group is asked to attend orientation and act as the group coordinator.

Community Kitchen (245 N. Grant Ave., Columbus):

  • 6:15-8:15 a.m. – Breakfast (Men’s and Women’s meals, 1 hour each)
  • 10:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. – Women/Families Lunch
  • 12:15-2:15  p.m. – Men’s Lunch
  • 4:15-6:15 p.m. – Women/Families Dinner
  • 6:15-8:15 p.m. – Men’s Dinner

Faith on 8th Kitchen (599 E. 8th Ave., Columbus):

  • 6:15-7:15 a.m.- Men’s Breakfast
  • 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. – Men’s Lunch
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Men’s Dinner

Provide a Meal Volunteers

We strive to provide nourishing and comforting meals to our residents while they are living in their temporary home.  Meals provided with love by community groups help us to reach this goal while also allowing us to divert resources to services and programming for residents.
Meal Provider Guidelines

Donation Room Volunteers

Volunteers sort donations and assemble “move out boxes” for clients transitioning into the community. This opportunity is great for groups of up to 10 volunteers (age 14 and older).  Shifts are two hours. Larger groups can be scheduled for special projects as needed outside of scheduled shifts.

LSS Faith Mission of Fairfield County

Provide a Meal Volunteers

We strive to provide nourishing and comforting meals to our residents while they are living in their temporary home.  Meals provided with love by community groups help us to reach this goal while also allowing us to divert resources to services and programming for residents.

CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence

Kitchen Volunteers

We strive to provide nourishing and comforting meals to our residents while they are living in their temporary home.  Meals provided and served with love by community groups help us to reach this goal while also allowing us to divert resources to services and programming for residents and their families.  Small groups (up to 4 volunteers) are welcome to volunteer and/or serve in the kitchen.  All volunteers must be 18 years old and attend an orientation session.

If you are interested in providing and/or serving a meal at CHOICES please see our guidelines below.

Meal Provider Guidelines

Donation Center Volunteers

Volunteer groups are needed to assist in the CHOICES donation center processing and sorting donations for use in the shelter.  The donation center is located off site from the CHOICES shelter at 245 N. Grant Avenue in Columbus (our Faith Mission location).  Groups of up to 10 volunteers can serve together in the donation center.  All volunteers must be 14 and older with a responsible adult.

LSS Food Pantries

Food Pantry Volunteers

Volunteers fill food orders placed by LSS Food Pantry clients and assist those shopping for fresh produce, bread and meat.  Individuals and groups of up to 12 people (age 12 and older) are needed to volunteer at each pantry distribution.  Some volunteers will need to lift up to 25 pounds.  On the spot training is provided.

Customized group opportunities are available at many of our program locations.  We’ll work with you to tailor a project to meet your group’s expectations as well as our clients’ needs.

Volunteer with your Group

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