Dinner Service Information

What volunteer opportunities are available?


Meal service opportunities are a great way to get involved for both individual and group volunteers. Your group can sign-up to prepare and serve breakfast, or you as an individual can sign-up to serve dinner. Breakfast and dinner services are offered each day at both Pillars shelter locations. Take a look below, and let us know if you’d like to reserve your spot today!

Meal Service Locations

Pillars Adult Shelter: 1928 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914

Pillars Adult & Family Shelter: 400 N. Division Street, Appleton, WI 54911

Meal Provider

  • Prepare a meal for 55 individuals at either Pillars shelter.
  • Drop-off the meal at the corresponding shelter between the times listed below.
    • Adult Shelter: 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Adult & Family Shelter: 4:45 p.m.to 5 p.m.
  • Meals should be dropped “ready-to-eat”
  • If you have a meal planned, great! Please let us know if not so we can send you some ideas/examples.

Meal Server

  • Prepare dinner and the serving area for dinner service.
  • Dinner will be provided by Pillars or dropped off by other volunteers.
    • If Pillars is providing the meal you may be asked to help prepare.
  • Depending on which shelter you’re serving at the shift times are as follows:
    • Adult Shelter: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
      • Prepare from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Serve from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
      • Clean-up from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Adult & Family Shelter: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Prepare from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      • Serve from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
      • Clean-up from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


New group leader(s) must attend orientation prior to volunteering. To schedule an orientation please visit the orientation calendar here – ORIENTATION SCHEDULE.


If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Volunteer Manager Tony Schneider
tschneider@pillarsinc.org | 920.734.9192 ext. 125