Facts About Soup Kitchen Volunteer Mission
Soup kitchen is a place where the foods being offered and served to the poor and hungry community for free. It is the capuchin soup kitchen that is so famous in this type of mission field. They are into providing support through missions and through feeding programs. Men and women, young and old individuals do their volunteer mission work just to give enough support for the people through the Soup Kitchen that Capuchin started out. Even from the start, it is the Capuchin soup kitchen that provides the time and the help to nearby communities. They shared what they have and they are very much committed in providing help to the poor and less fortunate families.
Within the heart of the mission is the commitment to serve the community through the help of their volunteers who donated their time, energy and service on a daily, weekly & monthly basis too. The volunteers are in charge of the food preparation in the kitchen and they are also into serving foods to the visitors. Some are sub-divided into groups for planting, weeding, gardening and harvesting too.
Some are assigned in hanging the clothes, building boxes, packing the meals while others are assigned to do tutoring and mentoring classes for the kids and adults too. because the Capuchins are not just into food mission, they are also giving classes and special programs for the kids so some of the volunteers are also assigned to teach the kids how to do art works as well.
The role of the volunteers is broader than expected and they are not giving away their time to the people but they are also giving them care and they are sharing with them their blessings somehow through their hard work and good deeds. Capuchin is all about caring and sharing. It’s what the essence of the soup kitchen that they have started.
The hours of service given by the volunteers can be converted to more than thirty full time staffs that would have been employed to serve everyone in the community who will knock at the door of the soup kitchen for help. It’s the time that the volunteers willingly give and devote to Capuchin soup kitchen that guarantees the return of more than 89 cents of every penny donated to direct client services.
At present, they are welcoming more volunteers in the soup kitchen and they are asking the interested parties to bring 3 essential things with them and these are willingness to work hard for other people, have a positive mind and attitude & lastly learn how to smile endlessly. At times doing all these maybe a little bit hard especially because volunteers are humans too and they also go through trials in life. But you have to understand that the people that you will give a hand came from distressed areas and they don’t have anything to start with so more than your trials, they are also battling harder than you.
Come to think of it, you as a volunteer is more blessed than the people you are helping with so smile and let them be encouraged through your positive outlook in life.
There are some soup kitchen volunteer image (click for larger version) :