There are many ways you can help.
If you want to work behind the scenes, for example in our administrative office please contact us to discuss opportunities. We are especially interested in volunteers who have skills such as document organizing, graphic design, inventory control or other work a small organization like the NLCMC needs help with. If this sounds like you, please reach out and share your interest with us.
Of course we have a need for ongoing volunteers for our meal service. These jobs also afford a chance to work with the the kitchen "team" and the public. A little bit more detail as follows:
This includes for example, turning donations of fresh vegetables into part of a meal, buttering bread for a dinner side, or portioning out desserts.
Help us get meals out the door to individuals, families and partner organizations
An essential part of every meal served
We would love to connect with you to help you learn more and apply to be a volunteer.
We would love to hear from you!
Meet our November volunteer of the month, Dawn Carter. Dawn Carter’s involvement with the Soup Kitchen spans more than eight years. Mark Mc Quillar, New London Community Meal Center Kitchen Manager, said that “Ms. Carter is a good worker who is consistent.” Mc Quillar expanded, “She has a vibrant energy and livens up the Meal Center whenever she is present.” Dawn works hard at her assigned duties. You might see her buttering the bread, dishing up desserts, helping prepare salads or serving on the line as guests add food to their trays.
From Our volunteers
I volunteer because the people that come to the meal center are having rough times, and it can happen to anyone. I feel it is important to help people who are less fortunate, and it is really important to treat people with dignity. We are not just feeding them. I get the satisfaction of knowing I am helping people.
I volunteer because I can. I had a life and a career where I was fortunate to do well. Now that I am retired I want to spend my time giving a step up in the simple form of a meal to someone who did not have all the advantages I have had in my life.
I volunteer because it is a way of giving back to all people who helped me throughout the course of my life. I do it to give back, to pay it forward. Also, I do get personal fulfillment that is wonderful. I feel good about volunteering.