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: Kimberly

Kimberly and her dog, Hasani, a shih tzu poodle mix, lived in a car for two months after moving to Orlando from California. Kimberly, originally from Orlando, worked at a motel in California but had to leave the state after struggling to pay her bills. She contacted homeless shelters in Orlan…

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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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Latest News

Raise the Table 2021 Photo Gallery

November 10, 2021

We’d like to thank our event sponsors, in-kind sponsors, silent auction donors, Mustard Seed Board of Directors, attendees and volunteers for making our Raise the Table fundraiser a successful event! Thank you for believing in and supporting our mission!

A special thank you to our event emcee Car… read more

TMS Receives Third Place for Best Local Charitable Group

August 30, 2021

Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando 2021 results are out, and The Mustard Seed is honored to have received third place for Best Local Charitable Group! Congratulations to first place winner Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and second place winner Zebra Coalition!

Thank you for your su… read more