Are You Ready To Make A Difference?
We depend on dedicated volunteers who donate over 30,000 hours of their time annually to operate the soup kitchen, food pantry, and shelters. New Horizons always needs volunteers for many different tasks and time frames. Help with meal preparation, sorting and packing food, picking up donated product and many other opportunities are available. We ask that children under the age of 16 be accompanied by an adult. This is a great way to make a difference in our community.
We are always grateful to our ever-growing list of partnerships with local groups, organizations and businesses. Group volunteer opportunities include serving teams, pantry assistance/food line and special projects. Please contact us to customize your group volunteer activities.
Use New Horizons vehicles to pick up food donations at area grocery stores, restaurants and businesses Monday – Friday. Drivers must have valid drivers license, great driving record and be able to lift and move 50 pounds.
Soup Kitchen Meal Preparation
Help prepare dinner for soup kitchen guests. Any hours between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. are appreciated. Dinner is not just soup. A full meal with salad and dessert is served daily.
Soup Kitchen Meal Serving
Teams or groups of people are needed to serve dinner each evening. This is a great way for coworkers to get together and do something to help our community. The typical volunteer shift to serve meals is from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily. The volunteer commitment is serving dinner followed by helping to clean the kitchen and yes, dishes.
Food Pantry Food Sorting
A great number of items are donated to New Horizons on a daily basis. Volunteers are needed to sort, put away and put together bags of food for distribution to the families and individuals who rely upon the food pantry. Various hours during the week are available.
Food Pantry Food Distribution
The food pantry distributes food on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. as well as on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Volunteer responsibilities are to help distribute food items to clients, helping them get items to their cars, and helping to clean up when pantry distribution is over. Volunteer shifts typically run between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and/or 8:00 a.m. – Noon.
Volunteers are needed for various off site special events such as the Hula Hustle Race, Manchester Brewfest, and others. This is a great way to help New Horizons with friends and family.
People ordered to do community service, should come to the reception office Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to fill out an application. You must bring court paperwork showing number of hours needed as well as reason for community service.