Volunteer Positions

Be involved with Empty Bowls by helping at events. Contact Mike and Tammy Miller (miketammymillereb@gmail.com) for more information about the position you’re interested in.

Remember, the Empty Bowls Board recommends that “Even the volunteers purchase a ticket: All of the volunteers involved with this project purchase a ticket if they want to take a bowl home or want to partake of some soup. We all believe in the goals of Empty Bowls and include our financial support as well as our time and efforts.”

Also note that the Board has an age policy in regards to young people helping during the luncheon. It is as follows:

Guidelines for Youth Volunteers:
*Fourteen (14) is the minimum age for youth volunteers.
*Ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult mentor.
*Ages 16 and over may volunteer without a mentor.

Important Position Notes

BEVERAGE SERVICE – 6 volunteers needed 1st shift; 18 volunteers needed 2nd shift.
BOWL ROOM – 3 volunteers need Fri, 1:30 pm; 1 volunteer needed Sat 2:45 for bowl room teardown.
BREAD AND COOKIE PANTRY VOLUNTEERS – Fri: 1 volunteer needed, 11 am – 5 pm; 5 volunteers needed 12:30 – 5 pm. Sat: 6 volunteers needed 9 – 11 am; 8 volunteers needed 10 am – 1 pm; 8 volunteers needed 12:30 – 3 pm
BUFFET SECTION 800 – 2 volunteers needed 11:15 am – 3 pm
BUSSER_RESET_TEAM – 3 bussers & 3 reset needed 1st shift; 12 bussers & 12 reset needed 2nd shift
CARAFE FILLERS – 5 volunteers needed 1st shift; 7 volunteers needed 2nd shift.
CASH HANDLERS ASSISTANT – 1 volunteer needed 1st shift; 1 volunteer needed 2nd shift.
CASH HANDLERS – 3 volunteers needed.
CENTRAL SUPPLY – Fri: 6 volunteers for setup, 9:30 am about 4 -5 pm. Sat: 1 volunteer needed 10 am – close; 2 volunteers needed 12:30 pm – close; 1 volunteer needed 2 pm – close.
COFFEE MAKER – TBD (To Be Determined)
COMPOSTING AND RECYCLING CENTER – TBD
COMPOSTING AND RECYCLING SET UP – TBD
COOKIE TRANSPORT – Fri, 1 pm: 2 volunteers @ St. Mary’s Catholic Church; 2 volunteers @ First Presbyterian Church; 1 volunteer needed @ Avery United Methodist Church.
DECORATING COMMITTEE – Fri, 1 pm: 9 volunteers needed. Sat, 3 pm: 5 volunteers needed.
DONATION JARS AND BANNER SET-UP – Fri, 1 – 4 pm: 3 volunteers needed.
ESSENTIAL SERVICES – 6 volunteers needed 1st shift; 5 volunteers needed 2nd shift.
EVENT CLEAN UP
FOOD COLLECTION AND TRANSPORT – Food Collection: 1 volunteer needed 1st shift; 1 volunteer needed 2nd shift. Food Transport: 1 volunteer needed
FUND RAISING – Fri: All positions FULL. Sat: Raffle table, 1 volunteer needed; Floating Raffle Sales: 5 volunteers needed 1st shift; 4 volunteers needed 2nd shift; Raffle Basket Table, All positions are FULL; Mystery Bowl Raffle, 1 volunteer needed 1st shift; 1 volunteer needed 2nd shift.
GENERAL ASSISTANT – 5 volunteers needed 1st shift; 4 volunteers needed 2nd shift.
GENERAL KITCHEN MAINTENANCE – 2 volunteers needed for Kitchen Assistants; Soup Rotation, All positions FULL; Soup Line Assistants, All positions are FULL; Soup Inventory, 2 volunteers needed; Dishwashing, 2 volunteers needed 1st shift, 1 volunteer needed 2nd shift; Soup Transporters, 4 volunteers needed; Beverage Mixing, 2 volunteers needed 1st shift; 2 volunteers needed 2nd shift; Kitchen Packup, 3 volunteers needed; Kitchen Cleanup, 5 volunteers needed.
HOSTS – All positions FULL
KETTLE WORKERS – TBD
LINE CONTROL – 8 volunteers needed 1st shift; 7 volunteers needed 2nd shift.
PARKING STAFF – 1 Parking Supervisor is needed; 6 Parking Attendants  needed 1st shift; 6 Parking Attendants needed 2nd shift.
PHOTOGRAPHER – Position is FULL
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT – 1 volunteer needed 1st shift; 1 volunteer needed 2nd shift.
RECEIVING AND CLEANUP-WVU TOWERS – Receiving needs 5 volunteers needed Fri.
RUNNERS – 11 volunteers needed 1st shift; 14 volunteers needed 2nd shift.
SEATING COORDINATOR ENTRANCE – All positions FULL
SECTION SEATING COORDINATOR – All positions FULL
SOUP AND BREAD TRANSPORT- 20 Drivers needed
SOUP EXPEDITION-WVU TOWERS – TBD
SOUP LABELING_WVU TOWERS – TBD
SOUP RECEIVING-WVU TOWERS – 2 volunteers needed 1st shift; 7 volunteers needed 2nd shift; 2 volunteers needed 3rd shift.
SOUP SERVERS – 8 volunteers needed 1st shift; 7 volunteers needed 2nd shift.
SOUP TRANSPORT FROM TOWERS TO MYLAN – 1 volunteer needed.
TABLE AMBASSADORS – 3 volunteers needed 1st shift; 3 volunteers needed 2nd shift.
TAKE OUT SALES –  1st shift is FUll; 1 volunteers needed 2nd shift; 2 volunteers needed 3rd shift.
TEAM LEADERS – All positions FULL
TELLERS – 1 Cash Runner needed. 2 Tellers needed 1st shift; 1 Teller  needed 2nd shift. 
TICKET EXCHANGE –  1st shift is FULL; 1 volunteer needed 2nd shift.

TICKET WILL CALL AND SALES – Will Call is FULL;  1 Ticket Sales needed 1st shift; 1 Ticket Sales needed 2nd shift.
TRANSPORT FROM MYLAN TO TOWERS THROUGHOUT THE DAY – Positions FULL
TRANSPORTATION FROM TOWERS TO MYLAN THROUGHOUT THE DAY – Positions FULL.
VENUE SET UP – 5 volunteers needed Fri.
VOLUNTEER CHECK IN – Volunteer Check in, All positions FULL; Volunteer Check in Host,  1st shift is FULL; 1 volunteer needed 2nd shift.
VOLUNTEER STATION TEAR DOWN – 4 volunteers needed.