Are you looking for a way to give back to the community?  Join more than 100 people who have given their time to assemble mixes with Motown Soup! 

Come by yourself, with a friend, or bring a group.  Do it for fun or earn some community service hours. 

Volunteering for a Production Shift at Motown Soup



·        If you have registered a group, please let us know if your count changes or you need to cancel.  We rely on you bringing the number of volunteers you requested to meet our productivity levels each day.

·        Groups should only bring the number of volunteers registered.  We may not be able to satisfy requests for additional volunteers.  

·        Group Leader:  Please share these details with all members of your group:

    1.   All volunteers need to be at least 16 years old.

  2.   If you are sick (even with a mild cold, sore throat, sniffles, etc.), choose another day to volunteer.


·       Aprons, hair coverings, gloves (when touching ingredients) hairnets and beard nets (as applicable) must be worn by all volunteers. These items will be made available to you prior to the start of your volunteer shift. (Hats are currently considered acceptable head covering in lieu of hairnets.)

·        If you have longer hair, tie it back or put it all into the hair net. 


Parking & Entrance:

·        We are located in the lower level of Trinity Lutheran Church, 45160 Van Dyke, Utica.  Use the main entrance on the north side of the building.

·        Sign in upon entering the work area.

Check in and personal belongings:

·        Please arrive on time for your scheduled volunteer shift or a few minutes early if you need to use the restroom, etc. 

·        Note:  We do not have a private location for volunteers to store items such as food and beverages, purses, or other valuables. 

Food Safety:

·        If coffee/munchies are available, consume them in the snack area.  Do NOT take munchies or cups of coffee to your work area.  Any time you leave your work area you will need to change gloves.

·        Before using the restroom, remove your apron.  Wash hands and put NEW gloves and your apron on before returning to work.


Special pricing on days that you volunteer

·        We thank you for your help at Motown Soup. Any of our bags of soup/boxed sets can be purchased by you after your shift at a discount.   (Maximum of $100 of product per shift worked).  We accept checks and/or cash.       

Motown Soup 2019 Work Schedule


In 2018 we implemented a more efficient method for volunteering that works very well:

1.   Review the schedule below and send an email to: volunteer@motownsoup.com with the following information:

a.   Indicate if this is your first-time volunteering with Motown Soup.

b.   If you’ve volunteered before, please tell us approximately how many times you’ve worked with us.

c.   Tell us what date you would like to work and if anyone will be coming with you.

2.   Our scheduling coordinator will respond to your request by email within 72 hours indicating if we have room available for you and/or your group.

3.   If you are unable to email, you can call 586-994-9012 and our volunteer will call you back.


By pre-scheduling volunteers we can be setup and be ready when you arrive.

***PLEASE NOTE:  Times have changed for Tuesday evenings & Saturdays - Starting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday evenings and 9:00 on Saturday mornings.  Please email if you're able to help!!***


Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:45 pm)

3/5; 3/12; 3/19 (FULL); 3/26 


Saturday mornings (9:00-12:00 noon)

3/16 (FULL)


Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:45 pm)

4/9; 4/16 ; 4/23; 4/30


Thursday (9:30-1:00 pm)



Saturday mornings (9:00-12:00)



Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:45 pm)

5/7; 5/14; 5/21; 5/28


Thursday (9:30-1:00 pm)



Saturday mornings (9:00-12:00)



Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:45 pm)

6/4; 6/18; 6/25


Saturday mornings (9:00-12:00 noon)



Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:45 pm)

7/2; 7/9; 7/16; 7/23; 7/30


Thursday (6:00-9:00 pm)



Saturday mornings (9:00-12:00)



Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:45 pm)

8/6; 8/13; 8/20; 8/27


Saturday mornings (9:00-12:00 noon)



Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:45 pm)

9/3; 9/10; 9/17; 9/24


Thursday (6:00-9:00 pm)



Thursday (9:00-12:00)

Saturday (9:00-12:00)




Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:45 pm)

10/1; 10/8; 10/22; 10/29



Thursday (9:30-1:00 pm)

Saturday (9:00-12:00 pm)

Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:45 pm)

Thursday evenings (5:00-9:00)

Saturday (9:00-12:00 pm)

Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:45 pm)

Thursday morning (9:00-1:00)