FAQs

INEXPERIENCED IN THE KITCHEN, CLEANING OR DOING LAUNDRY?

Are you not confident in the kitchen, don’t know about chopping, or unsure about whether you are coordinated enough to learn?


No problem, DINNER SERVICE can be a great way to help you feel comfortable and familiar with volunteering in the kitchen. The dinner meals are already prepped, so you will spend more of your time serving meals!




Are you interested in learning kitchen safety, basic kitchen knife skills and sanitation standards while having a direct impact on feeding the homeless?


Then we recommend the FOOD PREP AND LUNCH SERVICE volunteer option!

In food prep and lunch service, you may process produce, like cutting up vegetables, for current and future meals as well as prepare sandwiches and serve them.




Are you unfamiliar with washing, drying, folding clothes or cleaning showers and interested in learning?


Then SHOWER HOUSE and CLOTHING SERVICE is for you! Come learn how to take care of clothing and how to clean showers while serving the homeless.





WHERE DO YOU THRIVE?

Do you thrive in a structured environment?


Then we recommend the FOOD PREP AND LUNCH SERVICE option. Not only will you be instructed what to do, the chef will teach you kitchen safety, basic kitchen knife skills and sanitation standards.




Do you thrive in an ever-changing environment?


Then we recommend serving in the SHOWER HOUSE AND CLOTHING SERVICE volunteer option. We are looking for volunteers with a heart to serve that thrive in an ever-changing environment in our shower house, assisting with cleaning the showers, assisting with laundry and handing out clean clothing. This service also includes preparing and serving morning snacks and drinks to shower house guests.





TIME-LIMITED?

Are you a part of a group with limited time?


We recommend the LUNCH SERVICE or DINNER SERVICE. We have some groups serving on a regular basis that are serving during their lunch break from work. In this case, we have the meal prepped and ready for them to serve from Noon - 1:30 pm. Dinner service is already a shorter timeframe of 5:45 - 7pm, which allows people to also serve for a shorter period of time.




Would you like to volunteer to serve meals but aren't available during the day?


No problem, DINNER SERVICE is for you! We serve dinner 6 days a week (Mon-Sat) at the Downtown Hope Center from 5:45 pm - 7 pm.




Don't have as much time in one chunk to serve, like the lunch time slot (9 am to 2 pm)?


With a 1 hour and 15 minute time slot, DINNER SERVICE is for you!





WHERE DO YOU THRIVE?

Do you thrive in a structured environment?


Then we recommend the FOOD PREP AND LUNCH SERVICE option. Not only will you be instructed what to do, the chef will teach you kitchen safety, basic kitchen knife skills and sanitation standards.




Do you thrive in an ever-changing environment?


Then we recommend serving in the SHOWER HOUSE AND CLOTHING SERVICE volunteer option. We are looking for volunteers with a heart to serve that thrive in an ever-changing environment in our shower house, assisting with cleaning the showers, assisting with laundry and handing out clean clothing. This service also includes preparing and serving morning snacks and drinks to shower house guests.





STILL have questions?  Fill-out this form below and it will get to the volunteer coordinator will get back to you.

​​1-907-277-4302

info@downtownhopecenter.org

240 E 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

202684 P.O. Box, Anchorage, AK 99520

"I WAS HUNGRY,

AND YOU GAVE ME FOOD..." MATT. 25:35