Volunteer Positions

2020 Soup & Bread Luncheon Volunteers


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Without our volunteers, the annual Soup & Bread Luncheon would not be possible. This one event requires over 500 individual volunteers and we are excited you would like to help! Contact Mike and Tammy Miller (miketammymillereb@gmail.com) for questions or more information about available positions.

Remember, the Empty Bowls Board reminds that “Volunteers must purchase a ticket if they want to take a bowl home or partake of the soup, bread, and cookies at the Luncheon. We all believe in the goals of Empty Bowls and include our financial support as well as our time and efforts.” Volunteers do not need to purchase a ticket if they just want to volunteer.

Also note the Board has an age policy in regard 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

All volunteer positions for the Luncheon to be held February 29, 2020 are OPEN at this time. As positions fill-up, this page will be updated to reflect current openings. Click on each position to read a description and required event arrival times. Thank you again for your interest and help in making our luncheon a success!

BEVERAGE SERVICE – Saturday, 1st shift FULL; 0 volunteers needed 2nd shift
BOWL ROOM – Fri, 1:30 pm 0 volunteers needed; Sat, 0 volunteers needed 1st shift; 0 volunteers needed 2nd shift; 0 Ticket Taker needed 10 am – 3 pm; 2 volunteers needed for Bowl Room tear down, 2:45 pm
BREAD AND COOKIE PANTRY VOLUNTEERS – Fri, 1 volunteer needed 11 am – 5 pm; 0 volunteer needed 11 am – 3 pm; 2 volunteers needed noon – 5 pm; 1 volunteer needed 1 – 5 pm; Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 9  – 11 am; 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 1 pm; 0 volunteers needed 12:30 – 3 pm
BUFFET SECTION 800 – Saturday, 2 volunteers needed 11:15 am – 3 pm
BUSSER_RESET_TEAM – Saturday, 0 Bussers needed 10 am – 1 pm; 0 Resetters needed 10 am – 1 pm; 0 Bussers needed 12:30 – 3 pm; 0 Resetters needed 12:30 – 3 pm
CARAFE FILLERS – Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 1 pm; 1 volunteers needed 12:30 – 3 pm
CASH HANDLERS ASSISTANT – Saturday 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 12:30 pm; 0 volunteers needed 12:15 – 2:30 pm
CASH HANDLERS – Saturday, 0 volunteers needed in Take Out 10 am – 2:30 PM
CENTRAL SUPPLY – Friday, 7 volunteers needed 9:45 am – 4:30 pm. Saturday, 3 volunteers needed 10 am – 3 pm; 5 volunteers needed 2:30 – 5 pm.
COFFEE MAKER – Positions are FULL
COMPOSTING AND RECYCLING CENTER – All positions are FULL
COMPOSTING AND RECYCLING SET UP – All positions are FULL
COOKIE TRANSPORT – Friday, 1 volunteer needed for First Presbyterian church Spruce St; 0 volunteers needed for Avery United Methodist Church, Old Cheat Road and for St. Mary’s.
DECORATING COMMITTEE –   Friday, 0 volunteers needed 1 pm – 4 pm. Saturday, 3 volunteers needed 3 – 4:30 pm
DONATION JARS AND BANNER SET-UP – Friday, 3 volunteers needed 1 – 4 pm
ESSENTIAL SERVICES – Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 1 pm; 2 volunteers needed 12:30 – 3 pm
EVENT CLEAN UP – Saturday, 5 volunteers 2:30 -5 pm
FOOD COLLECTION AND TRANSPORT – Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 2 pm;  2nd shift is FULL (12:15 am – 2:30 pm)
FUND RAISING – Friday, 3 volunteers needed 2 – 5 pm. Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 10 – 3 pm (at Raffle tables); 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 1 pm (Raffle Basket tables); 0 volunteer needed 12:30 – 3 pm (at Raffle Basket tables); 0 volunteers needed 11 am – 1 pm (Floating Raffle Sales); 2 volunteers needed 1 – 3 pm (Floating Raffle Sales)
GENERAL ASSISTANTS –Saturday, 2 volunteers needed 10 am – 1 pm; 3 volunteers needed 12:30 – 3 pm
GENERAL KITCHEN MAINTENANCE – Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 2:30 pm (Dishwashing); 1 volunteer needed 2 – 3 pm (cleaning beverage containers); 3 volunteers needed 10 am – 3 pm (Kitchen Assistants); 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 3 pm (Kitchen Communication); Position FULL (Soup Rotation); 0 volunteer needed 9 am -1:30 (Soup Inventory); 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 3 pm (Soup Transport); 1 volunteers needed 9 am – noon (Beverage Mixing); 0 volunteers needed noon – 2:30 pm (Beverage Mixing); 3 volunteers needed 2:30 – 4:30 pm (Soup Packing); 2 volunteers needed 2:30 – 4:30 (Kitchen Cleanup); All other positions are FULL. 2 volunteers needed 10 am – 2:30 pm (Soup Sign Updating)
HOSTS – Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 3 pm
KETTLE WORKERS – All positions Full
LINE CONTROL – Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 10 – 1 pm (Inside); 2 volunteers needed 12:30 – 3 pm (Inside); 3 volunteers needed 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Outside); 2 volunteers needed 12:30 – 2:30 pm (Outside); 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 1 pm (Bowl Room Entrance); 1 volunteer needed 12:30 – 3 pm (Bowl Room Entrance)
PARKING STAFF – Saturday, 1 Parking Supervisor needed 9am – 2:30 pm; 4 volunteers needed 9 am – 11:30 am; 4 volunteers needed 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
PHOTOGRAPHER – Position is FULL
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT – Position is FULL
RECEIVING AND CLEANUP- 3 volunteers needed at WVU Towers loading dock/kitchen 11 am – 2:30 pm; 3 volunteers need Mountainlair loading dock/kitchen 11 am – 2:30 pm; 3 volunteers needed at WVU Towers loading dock/kitchen 2:30 – 7 pm; 3 volunteers need Mountainlair loading dock/kitchen 2:30 – 7 pm.
RUNNERS –  Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 1 pm; 6 volunteers needed 12:30 – 3 pm
SEATING COORDINATOR ENTRANCE – Positions are FULL
SECTION SEATING COORDINATOR – Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 3 pm
SOUP AND BREAD TRANSPORT- Friday, 13 volunteers needed 2 – 4 pm
SOUP EXPEDITION-WVU TOWERS – 
SOUP LABELING_ – Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 8:30 am – 12:30 pm WVU Towers loading dock/kitchen; 2 volunteers needed 8:30 am – 12:30 pm WVU Mountainlair loading dock/kitchen
SOUP RECEIVING- WVU Towers loading dock Friday, 3 volunteers needed 2 – 5 pm; 3 volunteers 4:45 – 6 pm; WVU Mountainlair loading dock Friday, 3 volunteers needed 2 – 5 pm; 3 volunteers 4:45 – 6 pm.
SOUP SERVERS – Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 10 am – 1 pm; 0 volunteers needed 12:30 – 3 pm
SOUP TRANSPORT FROM TOWERS TO MYLAN – Al positions Full
TABLE AMBASSADORS – Saturday, 2 volunteers needed 10 am – 1 pm; 3 volunteers needed 12:30 – 3 pm
TAKE OUT SALES – Saturday, 1st shift is FULL; 2 volunteers needed 12:30 – 2:30 pm; shift is FULL 1 – 3 pm
TEAM LEADERS – 1 volunteer needed both Friday 2:30 – 4:30 and Saturday 9:30 am – 3 pm
TELLERS – Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 11 am – 1:30 pm; 1 volunteer needed 12:15 – 2:30 pm; 0 volunteers needed 1 – 4 pm
TICKET EXCHANGE – Saturday, 0 volunteers needed 12:30 – 3 pm
TICKET WILL CALL AND SALES – Saturday, 1st shift, 0 volunteers needed; 2nd shift, 2 volunteers needed

TRANSPORT SUPPLIES THROUGHOUT THE EVENT – Saturday, 2 volunteers needed
VENUE SET UP – Friday, 1 volunteers needed 9 am -2 pm; 2 volunteers needed 10 am – 1 pm
VOLUNTEER CHECK IN – All positions FULL
VOLUNTEER STATION TEAR DOWN – Saturday, 4 volunteers needed 2:30 – 5 pm