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Provide a Meal to Guests - A Group Opportunity

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The Doorways

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 3 people are interested

**This is a group opportunity only - please only indicate interest if you have a group who would like to volunteer**

The Doorways provides lodging and support to thousands of families every year who need to be close to life-saving medical care in Richmond. With 117 rooms, we are one of the largest hospitality houses in the country and proudly operate entirely on donations. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help us provide home cooked meals to families staying with us. Serving meals is more crucial to The Doorways and our guests now than ever before. As more families return to use our services, they are relying on your generosity to ensure they have a warm meal at the end of the night. We can't do it without you.

The safety of our guests, volunteers and staff remains our top priority. Our meal guidelines have been adapted to allow safe meal service.

Details on meal service:

  • This is a group opportunity and is best for groups of at least 4 people, but up to as many as 20
  • You must prepare all food onsite, or purchase it from a commercial kitchen
  • You will serve around 40-45 guests
  • We serve Dinner every night at 6:30pm and Breakfast/ Lunch on the weekends
  • You are responsible for the menu and the food
  • We provide the kitchen and all other supplies
  • Open to all ages of volunteers

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About The Doorways



Mission Statement

In operation since 1985, The Doorways mission to to provide lodging and support for patients and their loved ones who need to be close to the hospital but not far from the feeling of home. As one of the largest hospitality houses in the country, we serve close to 10,000 guests every year from around Virginia and around the world. We are proud to be a critical partner to local hospitals in support of guaranteeing high quality medical care access to all people.


As one of the largest hospitality houses in the country, we are always looking for volunteers to help us maintain a home like environment for our 9,000 annual guests. Those we serve are traveling to Richmond to seek medical treatment not available in their home communities and we strive to remove those barriers and create a home away from home for them here. Volunteer opportunities range from serving meals to guests, to helping organize and sort donations, to cleaning around the house, working at the Front Desk and more. Opportunities will vary, but we are always willing to work with individuals and groups of any size and age. See our website and Facebook page for more information.

Health & Medicine


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612 E. Marshall StreetRichmond, VA 23219



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Baking
  • Food Service


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • Meal shifts are typically 3-4 hours.
  • You must pick a specific date and have that be confirmed by a staff member. Please allow at least 48 hours for date confirmation. More details will be sent out once a date is confirmed.

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