The success of Empty Bowls is attributed to the hundreds of volunteers who support this organization. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to meet our mission of combating food insecurity within Monongalia County. No matter what your talents and strengths are, there is a place for you here at Empty Bowls!

Our biggest single day of volunteer need is during our annual Soup and Bread Luncheon which occurs each year in February. The event is held at Mylan Park and requires 500 individual volunteers!

Like everything else, volunteering will be a little different this year. Masks must be worn the entire event. Social distance must be maintained between volunteers. The doors of the building will be open all day, volunteers are advised to dress warmly.

To volunteer, please click here

However, volunteers are needed year-round to support activities including: grant preparation; identifying potential donors and mailing them letters, public relations, general office tasks, event planning, educational activities, and social media management. Empty Bowls Monongalia also encourages groups and individuals to volunteer by hosting bowl painting parties, painting through their organizations, or by painting bowls for us at the WOW Factory.

Click Here for Information about Bowl Painting