Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink." - Epicurus.
Purpose: Make your lunch break a rewarding experience for yourself and for a person with a disability by being a Lunch Buddy! Lunch Buddies, in addition to helping with simple tasks like passing the salt and pepper, enrich the lives of people with disabilities by engaging in stimulating conversation; whether it’s weather, hobbies or sports. In addition, while physical nourishment is important, when people share a meal together we share much more. We share our time. We slow down, if for just a minute, and show that we have time to take an interest in others, to care for them, and open our hearts.
Responsibilities and Duties:
A Lunch Buddy is assigned to spend time with one person with a disability to converse, share a meal, and assist as necessary with serving and clean up.
Please bring your own bag-lunch, as many individuals have special dietary restrictions.
A Lunch Buddy is assisted by and defers to Kaposia staff regarding medical, emotional or personal care of individuals.
Reports to: Kaposia’s Site Director
Location: Lunch Buddies are welcome at all of Kaposia’s locations; Roseville & Golden Valley.
Time Commitment: Lunch Buddies are asked to commit to spending 1 lunch hour per week, for four weeks minimum and can recommit every four weeks.
Qualifications: Dependability, pleasant manner, patience.
Age Requirement: All ages welcome, but under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Support: Kaposia staff will be present to help facilitate meals. No special additional training is required for this position, although information on data privacy can be made available.