Frequently Asked Questions
Got questions about volunteering? We have answers.
I’d like to schedule my group to volunteer at the Greer Soup Kitchen. What do I need to know?
What about weekdays?
We have regular daily crews that handle service Monday-Friday. If you’d like to consider volunteering on these days, your best bet is to call 864-968-0323 at least an hour before serving times to see if our daily crew needs help.
I’m a single person or a couple wanting to volunteer. Can I still come and serve?
Absolutely. Because groups typically take care of weekend activities, your best bet is to call 864-968-0323 at least an hour before serving times to see if the volunteering group needs help.
Can I bring my child to volunteer?
Yes, but with limits. We generally no longer allow children under 14 to serve in the kitchen itself due to equipment like hot stoves and sharp knives that are typically used in facilities like Greer Soup Kitchen. Children under 14 may volunteer by helping to stock shelves in the pantry, serve drinks in the dining room, and many other ways. Groups of children have found value in taking on service projects with the soup kitchen outside the auspices of serving during normal business hours.
May I do PTI or other community service hours at the soup kitchen?
School students who are completing hours for their various school clubs and groups may volunteer, but should call 864-968-0323 at least an hour before serving times to see if the volunteering group needs your help (sometimes the groups are so large, an extra person hinders instead of helps). If you do not call ahead of time, we cannot guarantee volunteer hours.
You have answers, but not for the question I have. How can I get answers?
Sorry about that 🙂 Give us a call at 864-968-0323 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to answer!