Bread & Broth’s volunteers are the ‘heart’ of our food outreach organization and are a gift to our program and our community.   Making a commitment to make a difference in the lives of others is what propels our hard working and dedicated volunteers.

Volunteering can be an exciting, growing and enjoyable experience and Bread azul-cleanup-crew-jan-11-1& Broth has many volunteer opportunities.   For most of our volunteer positions, a commitment of only 3-4 hours a month is needed.  However

, some volunteer positions may require 12-15 hours a month.  It is up to you to choose your commitment to Bread & Broth.    Also, Bread & Broth has positions for substitutes for each of our areas of volunteering; so you can signup to be on a substitute list.

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities:

Weekly Team Assignment


Food Donation Pickup: Monday morning and/or Friday morning (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Minimum Age: 18. Pickup food at local stores and farmer’s markets (in season) and deliver to Grace Hall.



 Once a month Team Assignments

B&B volunteers are assigned to Teams which serve once a month based on the week of the month (i.e., Team # 1 serves during the first week of the month, Team # 2 serves the second week of the month, etc.)

  • Dinner Setup/Service: Monday afternoon/evening (3 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.) Minimum Age: 14cook-linda-m-sept-1-2014. St. Theresa Catholic Church, Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.
  • Clean-Up Crew: Monday evening (5:15p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) Minimum Age:14. St. Theresa Catholic Church, Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.
  • Cook – Assist Lead Cook with meal preparation: Monday morning/afternoon (hours vary) Minimum Age: 16.  St. Theresa Catholic Church, Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.
  • Dinner Serve & Cleanup: Friday afternoon/evening (3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Minimum Age: 14.  Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, 2377 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
  • B&B 4 Kids: Thursday food packing (3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Minimum Age: 13. St. Theresa Catholic Church, Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.
  • B&B 4 Kids: School Bag Delivery – Thursday Grace Hall Bag Pickup (4:15 p.m.)  and Friday School Delivery (between 7:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.)   Minimum Age: 18.
  • Donation Jar Collection: Collect monetary donations from various Lake Tahoe South Shore store and business locations.    Minimum Age: 18.

Quarterly Team Assignment

deep-cleaning-jan-23Deep Cleaning: Quarterly Wednesday and/or Saturday morning kitchen deep cleaning (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 or 12:00 p.m)  Minimum Age: 16.
St. Theresa Catholic Church Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.

Summer B&B 4 Kids Program

Food is distributed to children up to the age of 18 every Wednesday for 10 weeks during the school summer break
(June 20th through August 22nd).
Individuals can sign up to volunteer any Wednesday to bag and distribute kid-friendly food at St. Theresa Grace Hall.
There are two (2) shifts:   8:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
                                             10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Contact:  Myee Costanzo at mavecilla24@gmail.com with date and shifts of interest.

Leadership/Administrative Positions 

  • Dinner Setup/Service Team Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator – Monday evening (2:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.)  St. Theresa Catholic Church, Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.
  • Lead Cook – Monday (time vary) Theresa Catholic Church, Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.
  • Administration, Communications, Fundraising, Program Chairs, Volunteer Coordination, etc.

Current Open Administrative/Leadership/Advisory Board Positions 

Administrative Position(s)

*Deep Cleaning Coordinator:
Assist in the arranging the quarterly Deep Cleaning events, help procure cleaning supplies and help direct thethe deep cleaning crew members.  In this position you will assist the Deep Cleaning Chairperson.
*Volunteer Coordinator Assistant:
Responsible for updating the Volunteer roster lists for the Monday Meal, Second Serving and B&B 4 Kids Program and tabulating B&B volunteer hours and meal statistics.  In this position you will assist the Volunteer Coordinator Chairperson
*Jar Collection Coordinator:
Responsible for oversight of collecting jar monies on a monthly basis, counting collected funds and submitting funds and tabulation sheet to office secretary.  Identifying new location for donation jars.   In this position, you will be working with the Fundraising Chairperson.

Leadership Position(s)

*Meal Volunteer & Service Coordinators and Assistant Coordinators:

Meal Volunteer & Service Coordinators are responsible for the efficient and effective operation of their assigned meal service team (Once monthly – either Monday Meal or Second Serving).  Duties will include directing the volunteers in all aspects of meal service, including setup, packing and distributing giveaway bags, meal serving, managing supplies, kitchen cleaning, and breakdown.   Assistant Coordinator will support the efforts of the Lead Volunteer & Service Coordinator

Advisory Board Position(s)

If you are interested in volunteering, please print  and complete the “Bread & Broth Volunteer Application” form and mail it to:

St. Theresa Bread & Broth
Attn: B&B Volunteer Coordinator
1041 Lyons Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

If you do not have access to a printer, please contact Myee Avecilla at mavecilla24@gmail.com

“The reward of our work is not what we get but what we become.”    Paulo Coelho