Volunteering at Friday Soup Kitchen

Our volunteers are the very heart of FSK.   Every Friday, 40-50 volunteers prepare the meal, set up the dining room, serve the food and wait on every table.   We are always looking for new volunteers to join our family and help us fight hunger in New York City.  No need to be an All Souls member to work with us.

What do FSK volunteers do? 

Food Preparation 9-10:30.  This is when we actually prepare the food for the Friday meal. Tasks include making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chopping salad, slicing bread and cake, helping the cooks with the hot meal.

Dining Room Set Up 10:30 to Noon. During this time, we physically set up the dining room for the meal service.  We set 22 tables for 8 with table cloths, plates, silver, mugs, etc.  We then pre-serve the hot meal with a cover so that guests can go right to a table to begin eating.

Table Service Noon to 1 P.M. For each table, there are one or two volunteers who bring salad and/or fruit cup to the table, serve coffee and tea, and if we have seconds available, bring the guests’ plates to the serving line. When guests leave, tables are cleared and if needed, new place settings are laid down for additional guests.

Volunteers can come for any and all of the sessions, depending on their schedules.



Watch us as we put together a meal!

What to bring to FSK

We will supply most of what you need – aprons, disposable gloves, hats/hairnets.  Many volunteers bring their own hats – baseball caps are great.  Wear comfortable, non-skid shoes and comfortable clothing.

Signing up for FSK

Individual volunteers

To sign up to volunteer, simply click on our link to Signup.com.

1. Enter your email address TWICE (once to confirm).  You do not need to register an account or get a password).
2.  Sign up for the time and date you want to attend.  Signup.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminder.      


To sign up as a corporate group, organization or school, please complete this form and we will contact you within two days.