Volunteer for Thanksgiving Meal Prep

This year we are working to prepare 75,000 meals to give away to those who possibly would not have a meal on Thanksgiving.

When: Monday, November 14 - Friday, November 26
Where: Palm Beach Gardens, Fire Station #3, 5161 Northlake Blvd; Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Volunteer for Thanksgiving Day Delivery

West Palm Beach

When: Thursday, November 24
Where: Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach 33401 

Belle Glade

When: Thursday, November 24
Where: DCF Building, 2976 State Road 15, Belle Glade 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. CAN STUDENTS OR OTHERS GET COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?

A. Yes – Students or others looking to receive community service hours need to bring filled out paperwork provided to them that will be signed once the volunteer has completed their work for the day.

QWHERE SHOULD I PARK?

A. Volunteer parking is designated along both sides of Howell Lane. DO NOT PARK In the front of the Fire Station as parking in areas other than Howell Lane could subject your vehicle being towed.

Big Heart Brigade IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for your vehicle or its contents while you volunteer. Please be sure to secure all valuables and lock your vehicle.

Q. CAN I BRING MY PRE-SCHOOLER?

A.  We're happy to have family friendly shifts for young children on Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons for children ages 6 – 12, if accompanied by an adult. Strollers aren't permitted on site & children must be supervised at all times.

Q. DO YOU FEED THE VOLUNTEERS?

A. We don't provide food for volunteers as we've designed the shifts to be no longer than 4 hours long.

Q. WILL MY CHILDREN BE ABLE TO USE THE FIRE STATION RESTROOMS?

A. No - There are restrooms are available on-site for public use.

Q. SHOULD I BRING MY OWN WATER?

A. Water is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

Q. WILL I BE WORKING OUTSIDE?

A. Yes. For day shifts, plan on sunscreen and a hat.

Q. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

A. Comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty - aprons are encouraged. Closed-toed shoes are a must - We cannot permit anyone onsite with sandals.

Q. WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

A. Various jobs will be assigned when you arrive. Please come with a spirit of cooperation and realize that even if the assigned job doesn’t seem like much, it's necessary to the success of the Thanksgiving Feast.

Q. CAN I WORK MORE THAN ONE SHIFT?

A. Yes. Please sign up for all shifts that you wish to work.

Q. SHOULD I BRING CANNED GOODS FOR A DONATION?

A. No. This year we will be collecting unwrapped Christmas toys/gifts to give to children in need in Palm Beach County.  We encourage you to bring a toy when you come to the event.

Q. WHERE WILL THIS TAKE PLACE?

A. Palm Beach Gardens Fire Station #63 - 5161 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens
(1/2 mile west of military trail on the north side of Northlake)