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*We are not taking Court Mandated Community Service at this time

Volunteer Program Reentry Plan

Volunteer Safety Guidelines 2020

New Volunteer Opportunity: We have a unique volunteer opportunity for a new volunteer leadership serving position we are calling Kitchen Ambassadors. These volunteers will lead the five other team members during dinner service. We are creating a pool of volunteer leaders willing to train and support our kitchen program through this role. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.

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.

Volunteer GroupWe 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.

Soup Kitchen

Daily meals served at 4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Senior Meal (50+): Monday - Friday: 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Food Pantry

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m. -  7:00 p.m.

Bread Line

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.

While supplies last

Volunteer Sign Up

*We have changed our volunteer management software


Van Drivers

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.

Special Events

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 with friends and family.

Community Service

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.