Volunteer

Attention for those interested in Volunteering:

Thank you for your desire to serve at Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach (MTKO). We are continually blessed with our army of volunteers that serve our agency in so many wonderful ways. Volunteers are welcome to enjoy the benefits of "nourishing and empowering one another in a spirit of dignity and love" by performing key roles in the daily operations of MTKO. You are welcome to join the MTKO family as a volunteer on behalf of the working poor and homeless within our community. Please contact Joy Blythe, Coordinator of Volunteers.

Monthly Hunger Relief Volunteer Teams
Groups of at least 8 volunteers to provide, prepare, and serve a monthly meal at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach for Lincoln's working poor and homeless. MTKO asks for at least a one year commitment. On average, each meal includes 150 individual helpings. To inquire as to what meals are currently available on a monthly basis, please contact Joy Blythe at joy.blythe@mtkserves.org or call (402) 477-4116 to discuss this team volunteer opportunity.

Hunger Relief Substitute Volunteer Teams
Groups of 8-15 volunteers are welcome to provide, prepare, and serve a meal at Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach for Lincoln's working poor and homeless. On average, each meal includes 150 individual helpings. To accomodate a Substitute Volunteer Team it is necessary to schedule one to two months in advance. Please contact Joy Blythe at joy.blythe@mtkserves.org or call (402) 477-4116 to schedule meal provision and service.

High School Government & Politics Civic Community Service Hours
We welcome students who would like to complete High School Government & Politics required Agency hours. Due to the number of volunteers needing hours, it may be necessary for High School Students to schedule service hours in advance. Because of the necessity for MTKO Staff supervision, High School Volunteers are scheduled between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to set up hours in the summer months when they are available to help throughout the week. Occasionally throughout the year, MTKO holds special events with weekend hours available. Please refer to the Special Events page for more information.

College Student Volunteer Hours
We also welcome college students who would like to complete community service hours for college course work. Due to the number of volunteers needing hours, it may be necessary to schedule hours in advance. Community service hours for college students will need to be scheduled between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Occasionally throughout the year, MTKO holds special events with weekend community service hours available. Please refer to the Special Events page for more information.

Community Corrections, Diversion Services, Probation, Drug Court Volunteer Hours
We welcome individuals completing required Community Corrections, Diversion Services, Probation, or Drug Court Volunteer Hours. Before scheduling takes place, you must first complete the Volunteer Consent for Release of Information Form and return it to Joy Blythe for review. Required Community Service Volunteers are scheduled two to three weeks in advance.

Special Events Volunteers
We welcome individuals or groups who would like to participate in Special Events throughout the year. Please call (402)477-4116 for Volunteer Opportunities and information regarding current or upcoming events at the Kitchen, or refer to the Special Events Page on this web site.