Volunteer and avoid commuting traffic, Come Help Serve Dinner to 340 People!


(37.77773,-122.39983)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

525 5th StreetSan Francisco, CA 94107


About

MSC-South is 1 of the 4 programs of St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco (SVDP-SF) where we strive to treat all of our guests with dignity & respect.

Dinner is offered to our 340 residential guests each and every day of the year with a side of smiles to start the day off right!

WHERE TO GO:
- Enter MSC-South through the main entrance on Bryant Street
- By-pass our line of guests & let security know which shift you're there to volunteer for
- Please introduce yourself to a staff-member (identifiable by an MSC-South ID badge) in the drop-in area or the main front-desk/reception area & ask them to direct you towards the kitchen/dining room
- Please introduce yourself to the kitchen staff, store your belongings, wash your hands & ask the kitchen staff where your help is most needed that day

REQUIRED ATTIRE:
- "NO" to shorts, sleeveless shirts, dresses, skirts, open-toed or high-heeled shoes
- "YES" to loosely-fitted & comfortable clothing that covers your arms/legs with close-toed shoes
- Wearing a hairnet, gloves & apron is mandatory & will be provided by the kitchen staff once you've cleaned your hands (if you should need to use the restroom mid-shift please discard the initial set of gloves/hairnet/apron & afterwards obtain a new one)
- Keep in mind: the food-service shifts can get warm as they're located in the basement level of the building, so please don't wear thermals or heavy sweaters!

TASKS:
Depending on how many other volunteers we have for that shift you could be asked to help with:
- prepping food-trays
- serving food onto trays in service-line
- pouring beverages
- getting/bussing 'service-trays' for folks who need assistance (everyone else is expected to obtain/bus their own trays)
- cleaning tables after our guests complete their meals as well as refill beverages and/or distribute napkins upon request
- helping with waste management by the compost/recycling bins

SIGNING-IN:
- Security requires you to sign-in once at entry
- Sign-in (again) in the kitchen's office/storage area where I update the weekly sign-in sheets

PARKING:
- Unmetered/unmarked parking is sometimes available in an alley called "Welsh" which is accessible on 5th Street between Bryant & Brannan, but be careful not to block someone's entrance/garage
- Metered parking is often available within a few blocks, and meters run on weekends as well so please pay attention to the signs to avoid getting ticketed

OTHER NOTES:
- We do not have lockers, but belongings can be kept in the kitchen's office/storage area for the duration of your shift
- Although this is the only locked-area we can offer as storage, please refrain from bringing items of high value to the shift & it is recommended that keep your wallet, keys & phone in your pockets
- Should there be any issues that you need to report immediately on-site, please ask to speak with the scheduled shift-supervisor & then kindly notify/update me as well

Lastly: *THANK YOU!* for the incredible work you choose to do to help support those in need & I hope you enjoy your shift!

www.shiftboard.com/svdpsf

In Partnership,
Leo Brown
Volunteer Coordinator
email: ebrown@svdp-sf.org
415-977-1270 EXT 111
www.svdp-sf.org

Skills

  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Food Service

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4:00-7:15pm
  • close-toed shoes & clothing that covers arms / legs
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