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If you enjoy meeting new people, socializing, and helping in the kitchen, this program is for you!

Community Dining Volunteering

Older adults need opportunities to socialize and maintain connections. Attending luncheons at community dining sites are a great way for people to stay active while enjoying a nutritious and delicious meal. The meal meets important nutritional needs while the setting provides opportunities for socializing and companionship.


Springwell’s Community Dining Site Volunteers are dedicated to providing nutritious meals in a welcoming environment to individuals who are 60 or above.  Volunteers help prepare meals, set-up tables, check-in guests, serve food, and clean up after lunch. Volunteers serve at one of our Community Dining Sites. Volunteer shifts are from around 10AM-1PM Monday-Friday, though you do not need to commit to every day. Typically, volunteers serve weekly on the same day of the week, or multiple days a week.


Springwell has more than 40 years of experience working with volunteers. One thing we know for sure is that kindness matters. Because of Springwell Volunteers: People are less lonely. People are less anxious. People can get to important medical appointments. People feel heard. People are able to enjoy a healthy meal in a friendly environment. People know someone cares.

Each volunteer is screened to determine their interests, trained and carefully matched with a senior in the community. Program managers are always available to answer volunteers’ questions and handle any concerns that may arise.



  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Make at least a 6 month commitment
  • Be available once per week for 1-2 hours


To become Springwell Community Dining Site Volunteer, you must be interviewed in person, have two favorable references, successfully pass a Criminal Offender Record Inquiry (CORI). In addition, some of our Dining Sites require additional paperwork. When you are ready to sign up, click on the “Volunteer Now!” button to fill out a short registration form. Once you have completed the form, we will schedule a phone call to discuss next steps.

More Info

What will you gain from the role?

  • Satisfaction of being part of a dedicated team
  • A chance to make connections to people in your community
  • A sense of accomplishment

What skills and experience are needed?

  • Friendly with good customer service skills
  • Dependability
  • The ability to treat information confidentially
  • Patience and a good sense of humor!

What support will be provided?

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • On-site training
  • Support and guidance from our staff

When will you be needed?

This volunteer role involves at least a weekly commitment to serve from approximately 11AM-1:30PM at one of our Community Dining Sites.