112 Cox Avenue * Raleigh, North Carolina 27605  *  Phone 919-829-3711 *  FAX 919-829-9960   *  www.wcwc.org

Guidelines for Volunteers Serving Breakfast at Women's Center of Wake County

  1. Upon arrival, either drop off food with front desk staff. Or, if you are staying to serve, one member of the volunteer team just sign in at the receptionist desk and sign out a key. The key will provide access to the kitchen, lunchroom and bathroom.
  2. Women’s Center of Wake County does not have a stove/oven on site. We do have a small kitchen were items may be cut or microwaved. But, it is best to bring prepared food in containers ready to serve and heated, if necessary.
  3. Please feel free to bring disposable plates, cups and plastic ware. Women’s Center is also able to provide these items, if needed.
  4. Breakfast service begins at 8:00am and ends at 9:30am. If you would like to serve breakfast to our clients, please arrive at 7:45am to set up. If you would like to drop off breakfast for our clients, please drop off breakfast between 7:30am and 8:00am.
  5. If you plan to serve breakfast, ALL food and drinks must be served by the volunteers and all volunteers serving food must wear gloves.
  6. Please make sure that all drink containers are plastic. No glass, please.
  7. The lunchroom door must remain closed until the volunteers are ready to serve breakfast.
  8. Clients may not take food out of lunchroom.
  9. Please feel free to offer fellowship and words of encouragement to clients. But, please refrain from offering counseling or advice. If a client is in need of support, please contact any staff member for assistance.
  10. If staying to serve, please clean up after lunch and leave the room set up as you found it.
  11. Suggested menu items are: Main Dish (scrambled eggs, egg casserole, quiche, pancakes, waffles), meat side (sausage links or patties, bacon), bread side (bagels, English muffins, pastries), fruit (optional), drinks (juice, tea). 
  12. Supervised children over 12 are welcome. Please limit volunteers group size to no more than 12, but 2-8 is usually best for our room size.

    Please note: some of our clients are diabetic, so if please limit sugary breakfast items or use lower sodium items, wherever possible. Women’s Center staff does provide coffee every morning, but feel free to to bring coffee or prepare a special coffee, if you prefer.


We sincerely thank you for your kindness, compassion and service in providing breakfast for women experiencing homelessness at Women’s Center of Wake County!


Questions: Please contact Viki Redding – 919.829-3711 Ext. 108 or 919.796.4730 (cell); viki.redding@wcwc.org