Meals & Ministry Volunteer Team

Meals & Ministry Volunteer Team

Our Mission

Foster multi-generational relationships and discipleship at Manchester UMC through food and programs on Wednesday evenings.

Our Purpose

  • Provide a convenient and affordable meal option for all generations and life stages
  • Create connections and deepen relationships within the congregation
  • Engage more people in weekly discipleship through serving and learning opportunities
  • Offer participants an easy way to invite others to experience Manchester UMC
  • Foster greater collaboration among all Wednesday evening programs and participants

Sign-up to Help this Fall

Help make the Meals and Ministry (M&M) program possible by signing up to volunteer for one or more of the 10 meals scheduled for this Fall semester. You can choose from 4 different volunteer roles/positions based on your interests (e.g. shopping, cooking, serving, organizing, etc.) and availability. Support and training is provided for those volunteering in new roles. Your meal is FREE on the weeks you volunteer!

Weekly Leader Positions

  • Head Chef – Kitchen Leader (1 volunteer per week)
  • Front of House – Fellowship Hall Leader (1 volunteer per week)

Weekly Crew Positions

  • Kitchen Crew (7 volunteers per week)
  • Front of House Crew (5 volunteers per week)

See below for descriptions of the 4 available volunteer roles/positions.

Sign-up Now to Volunteer (Flexible Schedules)

Sign-up to volunteer now by clicking the below button. Choose the week(s) and role(s) you’d like to serve and click submit when finished.

Volunteer Role Descriptions

Head Chef – Kitchen Leader (1 per week)

The Head Chef proposes the menu for their week. They and their team are also responsible for picking up, preparing and serving the food for their designated meal. They also facilitate kitchen clean-up, including dishwashing. They coordinate the work of the Kitchen Crew. Volunteers can choose which week(s) they serve in this role.

Front of House – Fellowship Hall Leader (1 per week)

This person and their team are responsible for room setup, room clean-up, beverage service, guest check-in, guest hospitality (e.g., decorations, entertainment, etc.) and future reservations. They also recruit and coordinate the work of the Front of House Team volunteers.  Volunteers can choose which week(s) they serve in this role.

Kitchen Crew (7 per week)

Volunteers in this role support the Head Chef with preparing and serving the food for their designated meal and assist with kitchen clean-up. Volunteers can choose which week(s) they serve in this role.

Front of House Crew (5 per week)

Volunteers in this role support the Front of House Lead with room setup, room clean-up and beverage service and assist with guest check-in, guest hospitality, and reservations. Volunteers can choose which week(s) they serve in this role.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Dorothy Wilkes, Lynn Christopher or Tiffany Conway.


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