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Community Service

Do you need to complete Community Service hours as part of a school activity, boy/girl scout troop, or other project? Lighthouse Mission welcomes volunteers in need of service activities at our warehouse, program facility, and food distribution sites. Partner with our team as we serve Long Island residents in need & our team will sign off on your hours.

Here are ways to complete community service with Lighthouse Mission:

  • Collect Clothing & Food: Complete your hours at a rate of One Hour per donated black garbage bag of clothing or two shopping bags of food. This will take a lot of time & energy if you have many hours.

  • Food Distributions: Join our team at any of our ten weekly locations. For more information CLICK HERE

  • Work at the Mission: Help clean the Mission's program space, receive & stock donations, and load our trucks at the Mission's headquarters in Bellport. This community service option is available Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Saturday volunteer opportunities at our warehouse are only available to Students.

*Before volunteering for community service hours, contact us at 631-758-7584 or

Questions & Prayer Requests

Please contact our office to arrange your hours ahead of time:


Main Office

1543 Montauk Highway

Bellport, NY 11713

Tel: (631) 758-7584

Fax: (631) 447-9633

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Lighthouse Mission is Closed on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to sign up in advance to do my hours?

Call before you come in to fulfill your hours so that we are expecting you and have work for you to do. Our phone number is 631-758-7584.

What age do you have to be to do community service at Lighthouse Mission?

Anyone can help as long as they are willing to work. For children under the age of 10, we require that a parent accompanies them.

Can I show up at any time to do community service?

No. We need you to call before you come in so that we can have jobs prepared for you.

What can I expect while working at the Mission?

There are many tasks we may have you do! You may be asked to help clean our building, organize the food for our food distributions, bag clothing, and other tasks.


What do I get to show that I completed my community service hours?

Our office team will write a letter confirming the hours you’ve worked on an official signed letterhead, or we can sign any paper work you have.


How do I get a community service letter?

To get a letter you should come to our main office where we can have it typed and ready for you to pick up. We ask you call and let us know when you are coming so that we can have the correct information and date.

I can't physically get to the Mission to serve. How else can I volunteer?

Food and Clothing Drives are great ways to help the Mission while completing your service hours. This can be done without limitations of time or differing abilities.

My child is in school. Can I drop off the clothing/food and grab the letter for them?

We prefer your child come in with you because it is their community service hours. If they are not able to come after school, we also receive donations and welcome volunteers on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

Can I bring my friend, spouse, or child with me?

Yes, as long as they are willing to volunteer with you.


How should I dress for community service?

We recommend you wear comfortable, modest clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. You will be doing hard work and it can get messy. Please do not bring valuables such as jewelry, designer bags, electronics, etc.

Can I wear headphones while working?

No. Our building is very busy with many visitors and a working forklift. All volunteers need to be able to hear safety instructions during their entire service time.

Should I bring a snack or lunch?

Yes. If you are planning to volunteer for a while we recommend that you bring food from home. The Mission cannot provide lunches for volunteers.

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