We need volunteers ages 16 and up (requires adult supervision under age 18) to help prep and serve meals 365 days a year. We even need volunteers to call bingo, play cards with clients, and assist in our client services office. For questions regarding volunteering with Bean’s Cafe, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer@beanscafe.org or 907.433.8602 Please note, groups larger than 8 people will be unable to sign up using the volunteer matrix. Please contact us to arrange.

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In the Office:

Are you a ninja at filing? Are you a grant-writing wizard? We need volunteers with all types of skills to help us in our administrative offices.

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We need volunteers to help prepare meals for kids and to help pack bags for our Weekend Food Program, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer@beanscafe.org for more information.


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Special Events:

Taking tickets, serving soup, selling soup mixes, watering the garden – just a few of the duties we need help with at our events throughout the year.

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Contact our volunteer coordinator for more information at     907-433-8602 or use the online form on our Contact Page at any time. Our Volunteer Procedures & Liability Waiver can be printed from the “How do I sign up to volunteer?” section below.

Our courteous staff are looking forward to working with you! Please note volunteer groups larger than 8 people should contact volunteer@beanscafe.org or call 907.433.8602

Aaron Dollison
Bean’s Cafe

Scott Lingle
Bean’s Cafe

Anthony Mahle-Sounthone

Kitchen Coordinator
The Children’s Lunchbox

Daren Cole

Weekend Food Coordinator
The Children’s Lunchbox

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I sign up to volunteer?

The easiest way to start volunteering is to select from the following options, and click the link to get started.   We ask that you review our Volunteer Procedures and Liability Waiver in advance.

Bean’s Cafe | The Children’s Lunchbox | Office | Events

Or you can contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@beanscafe.org

How long should I wait to hear back from the volunteer coordinator?

Some times of year are busier than others, and we have a large volume of volunteers, which means it can sometimes take between two to three days to get in touch with you. If you need immediate assistance please call (907) 433-8602.

What are the age limits to volunteer?

At Bean’s Cafe we have a strict policy regarding age, which due to liability and safety concerns, must be adhered to. Anyone wishing to volunteer at Bean’s Cafe must be at least 16 years of age, and anyone between the ages of 16-18 must be accompanied by an adult. At The Children’s Lunchbox, we love to have volunteers from age 8 and up to help in our cold kitchen. The age limit for events varies, and we recommend contacting the volunteer coordinator with questions, jwallace@beanscafe.org or (907) 433-8602.

When do I need to have a background check, and how do I have that done?

Anyone 18 years or older require a background check when volunteering at any of our Children’s Lunchbox kitchens, as you will also be working with children. You may also require a background check when volunteering in our office, as you may come in contact with private or sensitive information. A background check form is provided by, then performed by, our volunteer coordinator. volunteer@beanscafe.org or 907.433.8602