We can’t wait to have you as a part of our team!
We welcome the silent heroes who want to work hard and make people smile without looking for credit or recognition.
Volunteer responsibilities may include serving meals, washing dishes and tables, cleaning, organizing, taking out the trash, and more. Above all, volunteers must be willing to have fun.
If you enjoy cooking and have a specific meal that you want to serve to about 100 of our guests, let us know! We will work with you to make it happen.
If you are interested in volunteering please call (252) 561-7519 between 8:30am & 10am Monday- Friday and ask for Shirley.
Frequently Asked Questions
Community Service Hours
JOY is not currently able to provide Community Service Hours.
What is the age limit to volunteer?
For Insurance reasons, individuals under 16 are not allowed in the kitchen without pre-approval and Adult Supervision & volunteers must be at least 18 to be working with equipment.
Are Cell phones allowed?
Our community center is a safe space for all those that come here and therefore, to respect their privacy, we ask that cell phones stay away during your time volunteering with us.
We appreciate any help you can give
It takes donations, sponsorships and grants of more than $150,000 per year to continue helping those in need. Our goals are financial viability and sustainability.
At JOY Soup Kitchen, the primary focus is to deal with food insecurity by providing food to the poor and homeless in the Greenville community. We are the only place in Greenville that prepares and serves free, nutritious, midday and evening meals to address this essential need. For some people, this may be their only meal of the day.
On average, we serve around 50,000 free meals per year. Each meal costs $2, so a little can go a long way.