VOLUNTEER FAQs

Are you allowing volunteers?

Yes! Volunteer opportunities are available now. Interested in becoming a volunteer? You will fill out a volunteer application and then you will be sent the sign up once your application is approved. Please give two to three business days for your application to be approved. *Note: COVID Vaccinations are not required, but strongly suggested.

Are masks required?

Masks are not required for volunteers at this time. But if you feel more comfortable wearing one, please do!

What is the minimum age to volunteer?

Volunteers must be 14 years old to volunteer alone, or 12 years to volunteer with a parent or guardian. Each volunteer (including children) is required to have a volunteer application on file before signing up for shifts. We do allow some parental discretion on younger children, but please contact us to talk more! (Volunteers@LaramieSoupKitchen.org)

Can I bring a group?

We are happy that you thought of the Laramie Soup Kitchen for your volunteer event. At this time, volunteer slots are extremely limited, so we may not be able to accommodate the entire group during a single shift, but please email us to discuss other ways to get involved. 

Is there something else we can do to help?

We love that you are interested in helping! There are a few extra ways you (and your group) can assist during this time. Put together a food drive, sock drive, winter clothing drive, or write cards/letters for our clients. There are lots of things your group can do to put a smile on the face of our guests and support the work we do. 

Please email Volunteers@LaramieSoupKitchen.org for more information.

Do you have weekend volunteer opportunities?

To give our staff ample time with their families, we do not offer weekend volunteer opportunities except for on rare occasions. Sign up for our volunteer newsletter to get information about these opportunities when they do arise. 

I don’t have all day, but want to help. Can I come for part of the day?

Yes! Volunteer shifts are 1.5 hours long, you can sign up for one or multiple, depending on how many hours that you want to commit to.

I’ve never done this before – what should I bring?

For your safety, closed-toed shoes are mandatory. If you have long hair plan to tie it back or bring a hat/bandanna. Everything else will be provided, but know a willingness to learn and help wherever needed is always appreciated.
More information about how to prepare to volunteer can be found when you fill out your Volunteer Application.

Where do I go?

The Laramie Soup Kitchen is located on the corner of 3rd and University, in the lower level of St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral. Enter the parking lot north of the church and go down the stairs or the ramp.

Where should I park?

Volunteers can park in the parking lot north of the church, but please avoid parking in any spaces designated for the church, Soup Kitchen staff, or those with disabilities. Street parking and a public lot at the corner of 4th & University are also great options.

Have other questions? Feel free to reach out: Volunteers@LaramieSoupKitchen.org