KITCHEN VOLUNTEER HOURS 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Daily

Sunday – Friday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday 8:00 am to 11:00 am

(please no donations during meal serving hours while we feed our clients)

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A different group of volunteer workers staffs the soup kitchen every day of the week. The Kitchen Manager plays a crucial role in maintaining food-handling standards, use of available supplies, and consistency of food service to clients. Groups are welcomed to volunteer together. However, they must be coordinated and approved in advance. Please use the form to submit your request, and volunteer coordinator will follow up with you as soon as possible!

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Contact us to see how your organization can contribute to El Caldito’s mission in feeding the hungry.

    First Time Volunteering?

    Please either complete the contact form below or call our Volunteer Coordinator at (575) 636-0423. You will be contacted either by email or phone within 1-3 days to start setting up the initial day for you to volunteer. Both your availability and daily crews in need of additional volunteer workers will be coordinated by our Volunteer Coordinator before you start volunteering. Then, you will be expected by the day’s crew leader the day you start. New volunteers are given on-site orientation to kitchen procedures by experienced workers. There is no formal training program. Volunteers are expected to “sign in and out” to indicate the number of hours worked each day.


    Under 15 – Must be accompanied by a responsible adult

    Attire:Kitchen volunteers wear clean clothes and closed-toe shoes. Shoulders and midriff are covered and pants or jeans are worn around the waist. Longer shorts are acceptable.

    Hair is covered, using a hairnet, baseball cap, bandana, or other head covering, and long hair is tied back. Hairnet is provided.

    An apron is worn in the kitchen and disposable gloves are worn when handling food. Gloves are changed between tasks. Apron and disposable gloves are provided.

    To download the Waiver & Information Sheets, please click the button with your preferred language. Read the information sheet and complete the waiver before you start to volunteer. Please bring the completed and signed waiver with you the first day you volunteer.

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