Group Volunteers

Group Volunteer Registration is now closed.

Volunteer Registration will open in mid-October. Please check back for additional information.

Group Volunteer Registration is now closed.
We have filled all of our group shifts!

Thank you to all of the groups who have signed up to participate in this year’s mission. We are looking forward to working with you all.

Thanks for your group’s interest in volunteering!
We are very excited that you want to be a part of this year’s mission.

We have several volunteer opportunities for groups both large and small throughout the week of Thanksgiving.

Check out our Process below for an overview of our volunteer needs.
After your group registers, our Group Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to determine the optimal volunteer job for your group’s age and size.

Already know when you want to help? Click here to register your entire group!

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Sunday-Tuesday

Beginning Sunday afternoon, volunteers come to pull the meat off the turkeys and package them in individual- and family-size portions. This is one of the most popular volunteer opportunities for families and groups. You’ll often find various youth groups and Boy/Girl Scout troops huddling over tables to weigh pieces of turkey.

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Wednesday

On Wednesday, we’ll start cooking the rest of the fixings that make Thanksgiving Dinner so delicious. Then, Wednesday afternoon, we’ll package trays for families that have the ability to reheat their meals at home and put them in the refrigerator truck for the drivers on Thursday morning.

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Thursday

Bright and early on Thursday morning, hundreds of volunteers join together to package hot meals and deliver them to thousands of families across 5 counties in Southwest Florida. Adult groups are encouraged to drive together; the experience when delivering the meals is a very rewarding one!

Less than 8-10 volunteers?

Are you a small family or individual interested in helping with the Thanksgiving Outreach? To register you or your family, use our Volunteer Registration Form.

Register Your Group Now! (2016)

  • We are asking for a 3:1 ratio of youth to adult chaperones.
  • We are asking for a 3:1 ratio of youth to adult chaperones.
  • Group Contact Details

    Please enter the contact details for the individual in charge of this group. We will be contacting you prior to the event to confirm the time and number in your group.
  • Volunteer Details

  • This year, we are handling our Group Volunteers a little differently. We will have each group performing a specific task during their shift. In order to find the best volunteer opportunity for your group, please fill out the form below and select the best date for your schedule. Then, our Group Volunteer Coordinator will get in touch with you to schedule a date and time for your shift.
    Please select all of the dates that would work for your group.
  • If there is any information that you'd like to share with us about your group, please let us know! (Example: Members of your group have a hard time standing for long periods of time.)
  • Please tell us how you found us! Facebook? Through a church member? In the newspaper?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

A confirmation email will be sent to the email address entered above that summarizes this information.
After you register, you’ll be redirected to a page that outlines what you can expect during this year’s event.