On Saturday and Sunday mornings, these individuals or small groups of volunteers bring in breakfast food to share with the 12 young people residing at HOPE Place, our transitional housing facility in Coon Rapids. They also help out with the light office work and organizing needed at the HOPE Place front desk.
Breakfasts should be simple, requiring little or no refrigeration or heating. Think treats with a healthy side. Examples include:
- Pastries and seasonal fruit
- Muffins and bananas
- Bagels with cream cheese options
- Breakfast bars and apples
- Donuts, coffee and juice
Volunteers should arrive at 7 a.m. and have breakfast ready for the youth by 7:30 a.m. Breakfast should remain available until the end of the shift at 11 a.m.
In addition to time spent getting to know the young people who stop by for breakfast, these volunteers manage the front desk of HOPE Place, tracking the comings and goings of residents and guests, restocking food pantry supplies and tidying the welcome area.
This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys being part of positive conversations and treating hungry young people to a yummy meal. It’s a simple way to show the youth we serve that they are valued and supported.
HOPE Place Breakfast Club volunteers are needed for all Saturday and Sunday mornings, including holidays.