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volunteer at the LISTEN Christmas Dinner

LISTEN relies on volunteers from local businesses, churches, school groups, Upper Valley communities and families to help run the Christmas Day Dinner. We have a variety of roles that are fun for any age group. Check out the descriptions below to see what interests you the most! 

Volunteer opportunities

Side Dish Cooks

Pick up side dishes on Friday, Dec. 20th at 60 Hanover St., Lebanon, 9:00AM to 4:00 PM. 

This year our home cooks will cook potatoes, squash, beans and stuffing. We will provide you with one or two side dishes to cook, aluminum pan, butter, spices and specific instructions. Pick-up is usually five days before Christmas.


Cooked food needs to be brought to the Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon Christmas morning at 9:00 am.

Deliver Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning 

We always need a ton of cookies for Christmas! Cookie bakers should make their favorite recipe and all kinds are welcome. The more diverse, the more fun! On December 23rd, please drop your cookies off to 60 Hanover St in Lebanon at the Community Services entrance on the OR bring them to the Church Christmas morning by 8AM.

10:15 AM - noon Finish by noon 


Every year we bring Christmas Dinner to hundreds of people who do not or can not travel from their homes. We can use lots of volunteers for meal delivery. Arrive at the Sacred Heart Church at 10:15 AM. We will supply addresses and directions. 

Volunteer Jobs for over 16 years of age

11:00 AM - Close 


We need drivers to pick up folks who have no means of transportation but would like to attend the Christmas Dinner; these people should arrive at the Sacred Heart Church by the noon serving time. Names and specific directions will be provided that morning.


7:00 AM–11:00 AM  

Early Christmas morning we need approximately 3 people to help prepare food by cutting vegetables, slicing bread, assisting our chef, etc.


8:00 AM - noon  


What would a holiday dinner of fellowship be without a friendly face at the door welcoming people and wishing all a "Very Merry Christmas" and "Happy Holidays"? We will stagger greeter times between 8am and noon.



Shift 1: 8:00 AM–11:30 AM  | Shift 2: 11:30 AM–Close 


25 tables yield a great deal of dirty dishes, along with all the pots and pans used to cook the food. We need 2 dishwashers for the morning and another 4 dishwashers in the afternoon.


10:00 AM – Close  


The "Green Team":  This small crew will help move packaging materials to recycling, garbage and food scraps to compost, and help ensure that all extra food is packaged for donation to the Haven or packaged for animal feed.