They do very important work and very good work. But, when their truck picks up my donations, they rarely thank me, or even say hello. The gloomiest staff, ever. Their truck has been coming to my house several times a year, for 10 years.
Our organization, the Young Men's Service League of South Tampa, a group of high school age boys and their moms, started volunteering at Metropolitan Ministries in August 2013 and we try to do something about once a month. The volunteer coordinators are always so easy and helpful in signing our group up anytime we want. We have done something different each time from working in the kitchen, the thrift store, helping set up the holiday tent , working with the kids to helping with backbacks. We look forward to continuing to volunteer at MM.
Just wanted to say a great WOW!! Had opportunity to volunteer with a group and it was an amazing time. I want to thank the ministry for allowing us the opportunity to come in and help in the kitchen. Everyone was amazing and so very helpful. It is always a pleasure to be able to give. We will be going back . If you have not had an opportunity to volunteer in this area I recommend that you stop by take this opportunity.
My group and I from the University of South Florida volunteered here. It was a wonderful experience, and fun. They are very welcoming and nice. My group was split up into 2 groups 3 of us went to the food warehouse and we separated cans, whereas the other 2 went to a clothing warehouse. If you are looking for a place to volunteer this place is a must!
We had a great time serving in the kitchen/cafeteria facility of Metropolitan Ministries. Our church small group really enjoyed serving food and cleaning the dishes. Definitely, it was a great atmosphere to help the staff and we enjoyed their company as well. Looking forward to more opportunities to help out this great ministry and to fulfill their mission!
We, as a group, volunteer every year around Thanksgiving or Christmas. This is such a rewarding experience. Metropolitan Ministries does a really great job not only in organizing the large volume of volunteers during the holidays but in providing so much help to those in need. We will continue to volunteer and to tell others about our experiences. Already looking forward to volunteering again.
I volunteered in the office when I was cut to part-time and what could have been a very stressful time in my life turned out great. Not only was volunteering fun and rewarding, I got to see first hand how well Metro Min is run. I also got to see the family and cute kids every day on my way to the office. If you are looking for a way to give back to Tampa Bay, I cannot suggest a better organization.
PS - On a personal note, I went back to school and soon to graduate with my masters degree in business. Having Metropolitan Ministries on my resume hasn't been a bad thing.
Not only have I been a volunteer at metropolitan ministries but they have also helped my family in the past with groceries during hard times. They also help a lot of homeless people and families in the Tampa area, this is a great organization doing great things in our community.