Like to chop? Cook? Package meals? You can do all these things while helping people living with a chronic illness, and have a GREAT time doing it, too! Lifelong needs volunteers in our Chicken Soup Brigade Kitchen to prepare and package meals for our clients. This is an opportunity to work in a team with fantastic people and do something very important for the community.
All of our Food Program clients are living below 200% of the federal poverty level. 50% of our Food Program clients are living with HIV/AIDS. 50% of our Food Program clients are living with other illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease or are unable to purchase their own food because they are elderly or disabled.
Commitment: Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm; Tue -Fri: 3:30pm-7pm; Sat: 9am-11:30am or 12pm-2:30pm; 3 month minimum.
Report to: Executive Chef or kitchen staff lead
Basic Function: Assist kitchen staff in preparing fresh meals for weekly delivery
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide basic food preparation, including chopping and dicing large quantities (i.e. 50 lb. bags), and food packaging.
Obtain and maintain a Health Department food handler's permit by the end of a 2 week orientation period. This is completed either online or at a class offered by the King County Public Health Department at a few locations around the city. The cost to volunteers of obtaining a food handler’s permit is $10 and is valid for 2 years.
Follow directions given by the Chef and other kitchen staff in order to achieve a finished product.
Responsible for tracking hours and entering them into the log.
General kitchen clean-up including sweeping and mopping the floor, wiping kitchen equipment and taking out garbage and recycling.
Responsible for notifying the Program Coordinator or Chef if not able to come in for an assigned shift.
Maintain positive working atmosphere.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work as a team player and follow directions.
Must be prompt and reliable.
Must wear closed-toed shoes and shirts with sleeves.
Maintain a high level of personal hygiene and follow food safety practices.
Ability to lift at least 30lbs.
Must give at least 2 weeks notice for vacation/leave of absence/resignation.
Notify Program Coordinator and kitchen when unable to come in for shift.
Comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations and racial diversity.
Sound like the right volunteer spot for you? Fill out a volunteer application http://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1148960229. After we process your application, we will invite you to our General Volunteer Orientation and HIV 101 training class. You will be able to start volunteering within the week of attending the orientation.
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 3 hours per week for three months
- Food Handler's Permit
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