VOLUNTEER FAQ

Breakfast:

What time should breakfast be served? Breakfast is served at 7:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends.

Who provides the food? Each volunteer group plans their menu, provides the food, prepares the food and serves it.

Do I have to cook all the food at home or can I use your kitchen? Our kitchen is available to cook your meal at 5:00 am each day. If you prefer to bring your meal and heat it up, please be sure to arrive by 6:00 am to allow enough time to heat the food to 160 degrees.

Do you have pots, pans, dishes, cups, silverware and serving utensils? We have all the items listed to prepare and serve the meal.

Who cleans up the dishes? Cleaning up the kitchen and dishes is done by our clients. We ask that you remove all food and other items from the kitchen so the clients can clean thoroughly.

If I want to ask question about the kitchen appliances, whom should I contact? Please contact our Executive Chef, Linda Vogler, at lvogler@annapolislighthouse.org regarding any kitchen questions.

If I want to be scheduled to make breakfast at the shelter, whom should I contact? Please contact Kris McNally our Director of Volunteer Services by emailing kmcnally@annapolislighthouse.org to be scheduled to make breakfast.

What item can I bring as a donation when I make a meal? A gallon of milk is something we always need donated.

Can I drop off my food the night before I am making breakfast? Yes, you can drop off your food and place it in our walk-in cooler, but please put it in a box and label the box with your groups name and the date.

How many residents should we plan on feeding? To receive an accurate head count of the total residents, please contact the front desk at 410-263-1835.

Lunch:

Who do I contact to find out how to donate lunches? Please contact Kris McNally our Director of Volunteer Services by emailing kmcnally@annapolislighthouse.org to be scheduled to make and drop off lunches.

What should I pack in a bagged lunch? 

Dinners:

What time should dinner be served to your resident? Dinner is served at 6:00 pm every evening.

Who provides the food? Each volunteer group plans their menu, provides the food, prepares the food and serves it.

Do I have to cook all the food at home or can I use your kitchen? Our kitchen is available to cook your meal after 4:00 pm each day. If you prefer to bring your meal and heat it up, please be sure to arrive by 5:00 pm to allow enough time to heat the food to 160 degrees.

Do you have pots, pans, dishes, cups, silverware and serving utensils? We have all the items listed to prepare and serve the meal.

Who cleans up the dishes? Cleaning up the kitchen and dishes is done by our clients. We ask that you remove all food and other items from the kitchen by 7:00 pm so the clients can clean thoroughly.

If I want to ask question about the kitchen appliances, whom should I contact? Please contact our Executive Chef, Linda Vogler, lvogler@annapolislighthouse.org regarding any kitchen questions.

If I want to be schedule to make dinner at the shelter, who should I contact? Please contact Kris McNally our Director of Volunteer Services by emailing kmcnally@annapolislighthouse.org to be scheduled to make dinner.

What item can I bring as a donation when I make a meal? A gallon of milk is something we always need.

Can I drop off my food the night before I am making dinner? Yes you can drop off your food and place it in our walk-in cooler, but please put it in a box and label the box with your groups name and the date.

How many residents should we plan on feeding? To receive an accurate head count of the total residents, please contact the front desk at 410-263-1835.

What do I need to do to be able to volunteer? You must first fill out our volunteer application online, and contact Kris McNally our Director of Volunteer Services by emailing kmcnally@annapolislighthouse.org to set up your orientation.

How old do you have to be to volunteer at the Light House? Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to volunteer.

What if I am under the age of 18 can I still volunteer? If you are under the age of 18 it is required that a parent or legal guardian be with you while you volunteer at the shelter.


The Light House

10 Hudson Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

410-349-5056
M-F 9 a.m. - 5.p.m

410-263-1835
after 5 p.m. & on weekends