Dress for the Occasion: We are a warehouse environment that is not climate controlled. Please dress accordingly. T-shirts and shorts are acceptable as long as the shorts are appropriate for a working environment. Volunteers must wear sneakers or tennis shoes for safety.

Cell Phone Safety: Please keep cell phones in pockets. With warehouse equipment and so many moving pieces, we would prefer if cell phones were kept in pockets and not used while volunteering. You may use your phone in designated break areas.

Create a Plan: Can we expect you to serve The Mustard Seed once a week? Once a month? Please plan your schedule in advance.

Food and Water: We do not have food vending machines on property. If you would like to bring a lunch, please label it with your name and keep it in the refrigerator in our kitchen. Food may be eaten in the volunteer break room. While we do have a drink vending machine and water cooler, we encourage volunteers to bring their own reusable water bottle. Volunteers may bring water with them during their shift.

Client Story: Vidette and Christopher

Vidette and her husband, Christopher, 4-year-old son, Micah, and Vidette’s mother, Dorothy, were upstairs in their townhome dancing to oldies music when their dog started barking downstairs. It was about 2 p.m. on a Saturday in March when the family heard a knock on the door but ignored it, assumi…

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Client Story: Maritza

Maritza, 46, survived the Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49 victims and wounded 53 others on June 12, 2016. For Maritza, her emotional scars run deep having lost her dear friend, Stanley, who was 23 years old when he was killed at Pulse. “I saw him earlier that night right before the bullets…

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Client Story: Emylee

Emylee and her two children, Ayana, 1, and Liyah, 5, lived in seven Orlando hotels after leaving their home in Connecticut. The 24-year-old single mother and her children moved back to Orlando in 2020 to escape unsafe circumstances.  Emylee and her children had nowhere to go so they lived in hotels…

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Latest News

Vote for The Mustard Seed!

June 18, 2021

The Mustard Seed is honored to be nominated for Best Local Charitable Group in Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando poll among so many wonderful nonprofit organizations!
We’d appreciate your vote! Vote here.

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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

May 25, 2021

The Mustard Seed will close at Noon on Friday, May 28, and be closed Memorial Day Weekend. May we remember with gratitude and pride those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives to protect our freedoms.

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