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Thank you for your interest in joining with us! We’re excited to get to know you, and serve with you.  

 

Given that we are (currently) primarily focused on serving men, some of the following volunteer opportunities are really only appropriate for men to fill. However, there are still places for women and children to become involved! Descriptions will highlight this specific need. 

If you would like to sign up for any of these opportunities, or have any questions, please email info@thecookery.org

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Volunteer Opportunities

Bible Study Teachers

Bible Study Teachers/Leaders are volunteers who commit to coming once a week for one month (certain topics/books may require a longer time commitment) to teach on a specific topic or lead the men through a bible study book or book on a certain topic.  Most pressing topics: Father Heart of God, Purity, Identity, Elementary Discipleship principles, Forgiveness.

 

Mentors

Be paired with one of the men in the program and commit to meeting regularly with him and supporting him along his faith journey. Men with abundant ‘life experience’ preferred. ☺ 

 

Haircuts

A skilled volunteer is needed to come to The Cookery to help with student haircuts. 

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Prayer Partners: Pray for our space, our students and staff and our customers.

Prayer Partners are volunteers who love to spend time ministering to others through prayer.  They can come to The Cookery during restaurant hours and pray in and over our space. Pray over the prayer cards left by customers on our prayer wall. Pray with and for our students as conversations arise. Pray for any customers that either request it or are open to it as conversations arise. They can also pray from home with a list of our current students, staff and pressing needs.

 

Drivers: For Donated Food Pickups

Drivers are volunteers who pick up food donations on behalf of Lambscroft and The Cookery during the week. 

 

Friday Night Worship

We meet at 6pm every Friday evening at The Cookery. Volunteers are welcome to come and worship with us, as well as join in as part of the worship team or bringing the Word. 

Lunches for the those in need.

We are currently handing out an average of 20 free sack lunches 6 days a week at The Cookery.  These lunches include a sandwich, a snack, and a tea or coffee. Saturdays we hand out between 90-120 sack lunches with water bottles.

Sunday-Friday

1-3 volunteers are needed two days a week at The Cookery to make 40 sack lunches. 

 

Saturday

Our crew takes sack lunches to the homeless in different locations around downtown Nashville. Anyone is welcome to join us on Saturdays!

 

Improvement Projects

Each of our Discipleship homes (and sometimes The Cookery) have small maintenance needs. If you are skilled in areas such as plumbing, electrical, basic fixer upper home-based projects, etc., please let us know if you can be available as projects/needs arise.

 

 

Hygiene Packs

Volunteers are needed to collect and make hygiene packs for the poor. These are gallon size Ziploc bags that can consist of  wet wipes/body wipes , women’s hygiene products, soap, razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, $5 meal cards (from somewhere easily accessible like McDonalds or fuel stations that have food/drinks), socks, non-perishable snacks like Slim Jims or soft granola bars. In the colder months, we also like to give out hand/feet warmers, instant coffee/hot chocolate sachets, water bottles, emergency blankets, rain ponchos, pens, little notebooks, small sewing kits, hand sanitizers, gum, mints etc.

 

If a larger space is needed for groups to bag up collected items, space may be available at The Cookery to help with this.

 

Thanksgiving/Christmas Supply and Gift Deliveries

Due to the large amounts of ministries and individuals giving out hot meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day we are no longer putting together big meals and events for those days. We ARE collecting much needed supplies and gifts to deliver to those in need during the Holidays. If you and your group/church/family would like to help collect, assemble and hand out, please contact us at info@thecookery.org. Your group/family/business and can do a collection drive for one/several of the items needed for those days.

Would you like to volunteer in a different capacity than one of the opportunities listed above? Please feel free to reach out and let us know what you had in mind!

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If you would like to sign up for any of these opportunities, or have any questions, please email info@thecookery.com. Thank you for your support!

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