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There are several ways for volunteers to contribute to the Sulzbacher Center. For more information about supporting our meal program, community service, or our volunteer application process, please see below.
Feed the hungry
The Sulzbacher Center is the only place in Northeast Florida that serves 2 meals a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to some of Jacksonville's most needy residents. That adds up to over 450,000 nutritious meals each year, half of which are provided by Volunteer Meal Groups from our community. But there are still hundreds of opportunities for new groups to support our meal program. Businesses, religious groups and civic organizations are all welcome in the Sulzbacher Center kitchen.
As a Volunteer Meal Group, you will immediately see the impact of your generosity in the grateful faces of the men, women and children who walk through our serving line. A warm meal, a safe place to sleep and caring support from staff and volunteers - these simple things transform lives every day at the Sulzbacher Center.
In addition to helping prepare and serve a meal, Volunteer Meal Groups make a donation to cover the cost of the meal. In spite of rising food costs, meals at the Sulzbacher Center are still a bargain. For just one dollar per plate, we feed every hungry man, woman and child who stands in line at meal time. For only $300 you can serve breakfast to 300 people. $400 is all it costs to serve lunch to 400, and $500 provides dinner for 500 people.
Download a Volunteer Meal Group application >>
Sponsor a meal without volunteering to serve >>
Community Service Volunteers
Opportunities for individuals who wish to volunteer in order to complete hours that have been mandated by a school or other entity are limited and are accepted on a case by case basis. Generally, an individual needs to have at least an eight week window from the time they begin the application process to the time they must have their hours completed. Please note that we can not accommodate court ordered community service. Contact Shaina at (904) 394-8084 or ShainaTillman@tscjax.org for more information.
Individual volunteers are an integral part of our organization and we always welcome new people. Individuals who wish to volunteer for their own personal reasons with no institutional obligation should download the volunteer packet by clicking on the link below.
Download a Volunteer Application >>
Medical Clinic Volunteers
We are in need of doctors, nurse practitioners, optomitristis and pharmacists who are licensed in the state of Florida. Unfortunately because of limited staff, we cannot accommodate nurses and/or students in our clinics. Thank you so much for understanding.
Download a Downtown Clinic Volunteer Application >>
Download a Beaches Clinic Volunteer Application >>
In-Kind Donation Drives
Volunteers can support the Sulzbacher Center by conducting in-kind donation drives in the community.
Find out more about our current donation drives >>