Whether it is assembling food boxes at our warehouse, preparing lunch for 3,000, or helping build our iconic Holiday Tent, you can find volunteering opportunities you will love here at Metro. Some volunteer tasks are not available at this time.
Designed by Outback Steakhouse, we prepare 3,000 meals daily for our residents and 26 partner meal sites in Hillsborough, Polk, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties! In the kitchen, you could find yourself doing meal preparation, serving our residents in our dining facility, stocking shelves, washing dishes, mopping, or emptying the trash. Besides the kitchen dress code of long pants, closed-toe shoes, and a shirt with sleeves, you’ll be given your very own fashionable hair net to use while you’re working.
We are serving thousands of families each week alongside our Outreach team distributing food boxes and hygiene products to those in need. There are several volunteer tasks including assisting clients in the Metro Market, taking Boxes of Hope to cars, and helping process our clients’ needs. This team requires sensitivity to those in poverty and great people skills!
Bloom Again Thrift Store & Warehouse
The majority of food, clothing, and items we give out to families comes from community donations. To help us be good stewards of what’s been entrusted to us; we need your help in our Food Warehouse sorting canned goods, in our Clothing Warehouse sorting through clothing and hygiene donations, and serving customers in our Thrift Store. All revenue from the Thrift Store goes right back into providing for our programs.
Did you ever wonder who cleans our campus? Volunteers do! This may not be your first choice, but without volunteers, the safety, cleanliness, and beauty of our facilities would quickly deteriorate. This team is instrumental in providing dignity to the families we serve and making Metropolitan Ministries a safe place.
We have over 100 families staying with us between our 2 campuses relying on you for HOPE. Join the community life team in keeping our families safe by stocking supplies, keeping common areas clean, and providing temperature checks for those visiting.
We have special events during the year all throughout the Tampa Bay Area from collections donations, to distributing food but most of all we are known for our trademark Holiday Tent. Up from October through December, this opportunity may take up to 600 volunteers a day to operate efficiently! Individuals and groups may find themselves registering clients, sorting donations, stocking our market, assisting clients with their shopping, slinging frozen turkey, cleaning, or leading a prayer time. Be sure to check under Community Events in your county for these opportunities and make the Holiday Tent part of your annual volunteer planning. Group size, age, and time vary see event details for specifics.
How would you like to volunteer?
Summer Teen Internship Program
During the summer, exceptional high school students serve alongside Metropolitan Ministries staff as teen interns. All candidates complete an online application and interview. Selected interns are placed in departments throughout our organization according to their skills and interests.
- May 1, 2022 – June only or June + July programs
- May 15, 2022 – July only programs
Volunteer Leader Program
What It Is
We don’t have the resources or the staff to do everything needed to help the poor and homeless. Volunteer Leaders are volunteers who help us accomplish important tasks. We work hard to provide flexible hours and place you in a department that you’re excited about.
- You will need to be interviewed before you start working as a Volunteer Leader.
- We will ask you to commit to a regular schedule.
- You will be able to work as little as 3 or more than 20 hours per week. It’s up to you.
- You will be asked for a 3-month commitment.
- Free meals.
- Free T-Shirt.
- Administrative Services
- Food Services
- Outreach Services
- Residential Services
- Warehouse & Bloom Again Thrift Store
- Youth & Childcare
If you are interested in joining the Volunteer Leader Program, fill out the interest form and we’ll get in touch with you.