Join "Team Loaves & Fishes" Today

Click an area of interest:

Volunteer at one of our open dining sites:

Dining Sites (Volunteers Needed)

Volunteer at our warehouse:

Volunteer at one of our farms or gardens:

"Farm for All" (Volunteers Needed)

Volunteer at one of these special opportunities:
Special Events

Learn more about volunteering at our dining sites:

Volunteer Contact

Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Resources

  1. FORM A TEAM: Groups can be 8-15 members (made up of adults, high school and college students, families, children ages 8-15 who are accompanied by a parent)
  2. COMMIT: 1 day/month, for 3 months, with 3-6 hour shifts each
  3. CHOOSE: from two Minneapolis locations
Youth Participation Guidelines
At Loaves & Fishes we appreciate and support youth involvement in community service, and the opportunity to expose youth to a condition of life different from their own. Our youth participation guidelines help provide a safe and efficient work environment while maintaining the dignity of our guests. The following age breakdowns are suggested best practices. However, because each dining site is different, Site Coordinators may make exceptions at their discretion and with parental input and permission.
  • Youth 16 years of age and older can help in all areas of the dining sites. 
  • Volunteers aged 15 and younger may handle cold food on the serving line as well as cold beverages. 
  • Youth age 13 to 15 must have one adult to every five youth for supervision purposes.
  • Youth age 12 and under need to have direct one-on-one supervision. It is suggested that children under the age of 8 do not attend unless prior arrangements are made with Site Coordinator.
Please contact our Director of Volunteers and Outreach for more information about volunteering: 952.223.7223 or

Thank you for your support!
Did you know that it costs Loaves and Fishes approximately $2.50 for every meal we serve? Please consider making a donation. Sites average 100 - 250 guests served per meal.