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 & 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 sign up as a team volunteer to be on a substitute list.

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities:
For more information contact: Sue Fry at bbvolunteers2021@gmail.com

Weekly Team Assignment:green-goal

Food Donation Pickup:
Monday morning and/or Friday morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) Minimum Age: 18.
Pickup food at local stores and farmer’s markets (in season) and deliver to  St Theresa’s 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.)

Monday Meal: – St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.

  • Cook: Assist Lead Cook with full course meal preparation: Monday  late morning/afternoon (times vary by week)… Minimum Age: 18
  • Dinner Setup/Serving/Take Down Crew:  Monday afternoon/early evening (3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)… Minimum Age:16
  • Clean-Up Crew:  Monday evening (5:25 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)… Minimum Age: 14

Second Serving Meal:- Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe.

  • Cook: Re-heat prepared soup and prepare a simple entrée: Friday afternoon (times vary by week and menu)… Minimum Age: 18
  • Dinner Setup/Serving/Cleanup: Friday afternoon/early evening (3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)… Minimum Age: 16
  • Soup Coordinator: Contact Restaurant donors on a weekly basis and arrange for soup pickup (hours vary week to week)…Minimum age: 16

Bread & Broth 4 Kids:– St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.

  • School Year Food Packing: Pack weekend food bags for distribution to students. Thursday afternoon (2:00 p.m.–  3:30 p.m.)… Minimum Age: 10
  • School Year Bag Delivery: Pickup kid’s weekend food bags on Thursday (between 3:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.)  and deliver bags to schools before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday… Minimum Age: 18

Quarterly Team Assignments:

Deep Cleaning:St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.

  • Quarterly (January, April, July, October) day varies for morning deep cleaning (9:00 a.m.– 11:30 p.m./Noon)… Minimum Age: 18

Summer B&B 4 Kids Program

Bread & Broth 4 Kids:– St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.

For 9-10 weeks during the  school summer break, kid friendly food is provided to children up to the age of 18 on Wednesdays (begins one week after schools close in June though one week prior to the start of the school year in August.)

Individuals can sign up to volunteer any Wednesday if the volunteer roster has openings. This is the only Bread & Broth program where volunteers sign up on a weekly basis.

  • Pack food bags for distribution to local Child Care Center on Wednesdays (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)… Minimum Age: 10
  • Handout food to children/families from St. Theresa Grace Hall Foyer on Wednesdays (10:30  a.m. – 1:00p.m.)… Minimum Age: 16

Leadership Positions:

Monday Meal:- St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.

  • Lead Cook Lead the cook crew in regards to menu, safety procedures, interface with Food Coordinator Chairperson. (times vary – normally 4-5 hours – one week per month)
  • Dinner Setup/Serving/Cleanup Team’s Volunteer Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator – Responsible for directing volunteers during the Monday Meals setup, serving and cleanup (2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – one week per month)

Second Serving Meal:– St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.

  • Dinner Setup/Serving/Cleanup Team’s Coordinator and Assistant CoordinatorResponsible for directing volunteers during the Second Serving meals’ setup, serving and cleanup (3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – one week per month)

Bread & Broth 4 Kids:- St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave.

  • Team Lead – Responsible for setting up food for packing and directing the B&B 4 Kids volunteers during packing and delivery (2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – one week per month)

Current Open Leadership Position(s):<

  • Deep Cleaning Coordinator: Assist in arranging the quarterly Deep Cleaning crew members. In this position you will assist the Deep Cleaning Chairperson.
  • Monday Meal Volunteer  Coordinator and Assistant Coordinators: Responsible for the efficient and effective operation of their assigned meal service team (Once monthly – either Monday Meal or Second Serving on Fridays).  Duties include directing the volunteers in all aspects of meal service, including setup, packing and distributing giveaway food bags, meal serving, managing supplies, kitchen cleaning, and breakdown. Assistant Coordinator will support the efforts of the Lead Volunteer & Service Coordinator.


Postions Include:


  • Director
  • Pasty Director
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Chairperson


  • Deep Cleaning Chairperson
  • Food Coordination Chairperson
  • Fundraising Chairperson
  • Volunteer Coordinator Chairperson


  • Bread & Broth 4 Kids Co-Chairperson
  • Monday Meal Co-Chairpersons
  • Second Serving Chairperson

Current Open Advisory Board Position(s):

  • None at this time.

Found your volunteer calling, here’s how to apply!

Please print  and complete the “Bread & Broth Volunteer Application “form.

Mail it to:
St. Theresa Bread & Broth
Sue Fry – B&B Volunteer Coordinator
1041 Lyons Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150
Or hand deliver to
: St. Theresa Grace Church Office, 1041 Lyons Ave.

If you do not have access to a printer, please contact Sue Fry at bbvolunteers2021@gmail.com

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