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Group Volunteers

Group Volunteers

UPDATE: The Gathering Place requires all volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (boosters are strongly recommended but not required at this time). Please be prepared to show your COVID-19 vaccination record before volunteering. Also, please note that masks are strongly recommended for everyone in our building.

Our Meal Sponsorship Program is a great periodic or one-time group volunteer opportunity. This activity offers the chance to connect with our members through a direct service, while also helping The Gathering Place offset our meal costs. Groups agree to fund, help prepare, and serve breakfast or lunch to 75-100 members in our dining room. All ingredients will conveniently be ready upon your team’s arrival, and meal preparations are guided by our Food Program staff.

To confirm a date for your meal sponsorship, please contact our Volunteer Program Manager Cortney Mabry at (303) 996-9041 or at least one month before your desired visit. Once a date is confirmed, you will be connected with our Kitchen Manager to discuss your meal selection and what you will need to know and do while onsite.

Sack Lunch Sponsorship

Sack lunch sponsorships are a meal sponsorship option that is available during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are handing out more sack lunches to go than usual. This opportunity allows groups to come onsite in a safe, behind the scenes capacity to help prepare special sack lunches to go. 

We are primarily offering time frames of Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 1:00 pm-3:30 pm. However, if those days and times don't work for your group, we can discuss other options. Your group should be a team of at least three and no more than five participants.

Donation: $400

All meals will come with fruit and appropriate toppings/condiments

Sandwiches: Choose one meat and one vegetarian (marked "v") option

  • Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad
  • Caprese v
  • Shrimp Salad
  • Ham and Cheddar
  • Deviled Egg Salad v
  • Roast Beef and Swiss
  • Hummus and Bell Pepper v
  • Turkey and Provolone

Choice of Spinach Wrap, Baguette, Bun, or Hoagie

Side Salad: Pick one

  • Creamy Macaroni Salad
  • Old Fashioned Potato Salad
  • Herbed Penne and Vegetable Salad
  • House Salad
  • Basil Pesto Pasta Salad

Cookie: Pick one

  • Sugar
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Peanut Butter

Breakfast Sponsor Selections

Note: If you choose Breakfast, please plan to arrive at 7:00 am and depart at 10:30 am. This timing allows for preparation before and clean-up after the meal is served, to approximately 100–125 members. Your group should be a team of at least four and no more than six participants.

Donation Level: $375

  • Pancake Trio (Plain, Blueberry, Chocolate Chip), Sausage, and Fruit
  • Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Potatoes, and Fruit
  • Eggs, Potatoes, Biscuits, Berry Yogurt Parfait, and Fruit
  • Corned Beef, Eggs, Potatoes, and Fruit
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Pork and/or Breakfast Burritos

*All breakfasts include hot and cold beverages and juice.

Lunch Sponsor Selections

Note: If you choose Lunch, please plan to arrive at 9:00 am and depart at 1:30 pm. This timing allows for preparation before and clean-up after the meal is served to approximately 150–200 members. Your group should be a team of at least four and no more than six participants.

Donation Level: $450

  • Caprese Sandwich and Roasted Potatoes
  • Herb Chicken Sandwich and Tater-Tots
  • Stuffed Bell Peppers and Rice
  • All Beef Dog, Chips and all the Fixings
  • Vegetable Baked Ziti and Garlic Roll
  • TGP Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Basil Soup
  • Hoisin Pork Loin with Veggies and Rice
  • Chicken Gumbo with Rice and Okra

Donation Level: $550

  • Sloppy Joes and TGP Special Fries
  • Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta with Roll
  • Kung Pao Pork and Rice
  • Chef Salad with Roll and Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap with Fruit Salad
  • Ham or Turkey Hoagie with Chips
  • Beef Enchilada Casserole with Festive Rice
  • Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich with Fries
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu with Rice and Veggies
  • Beef Bourguignon
  • Chicken or Beef Tacos with Refried Beans
  • Meatloaf with Veggies and Mashed Potatoes
  • Chicken Fajitas with Spanish Rice
  • Shrimp Creole with Festive Rice

Donation Level: $625

  • Beef Gyros and Fries
  • Chicken Alfredo with Garlic Roll
  • Club Sandwich and Potato Salad
  • BBQ Cheeseburger with Fries and Fixings
  • Spiced Chicken Breast over Grits and Veggies
  • Coq Au Vin Pasta with Veggies
  • Feta Crusted Pork Chops with Roasted Potatoes

*All luncheons include salad bar and beverages