We invite you to join our volunteer team, where you can contribute your time and skills to make a meaningful impact and help us in our mission to serve and uplift our community.
Please note that volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Types of Volunteer Opportunities
Food Pantry – Offering healthy food choices through collaborations with local markets, restaurants, and farms, as well as personal necessities, open 3 days a week.
Warm Meals – Both warm breakfasts and lunches are served on weekdays as well as breakfast on Saturdays. This service is especially critical for those who have no access to kitchens.
Mobile Grocery Delivery Program – Delivering food and personal care items to local recovery houses and area families housed in local motels but without transportation.
Code Blue – The center hours are extended during Code Blue when the temperature is 32 or lower. Beverages and snacks are served, providing clients with a warm place to wait before being transported to local warming centers for the night, and again in the morning after release from warming centers.
Advocate Services – trained, volunteer advocates provide services to help clients navigate social service agencies for housing, substance abuse, mental health, and legal issues
Clothing Donation and Distribution – a separate donation drop off and distribution area is in the rear of the center. Throughout the day, donations are dropped off and guests request clothing.
Showers/Laundry – guests can take two showers a day, they are escorted to the showers and provided with clean towels and personal care items. The towels are then laundered.
Managing Food Donations – prepared food and groceries are delivered to the center and pantry constantly during our hours of operation. Volunteers date the food, properly store it, and complete donation forms.
The Branches Outreach is a nonprofit, overarching organization the supports the work of the Branches Outreach Center, Food Pantry, mobile food delivery and all services and programs for the relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged residents of Cape May County.