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675 - 23rd StreetOakland, CA 94612


St. Vincent de Paul's Kitchen prepares hot meals to be served in our Free Dining Room, Tuesday through Saturday. Located in one of the most distressed neighborhoods in Northern California, the Free Dining Room serves nearly 600 meals on average per day. The kitchen also caters special events for SVdP and the community. Come help our chefs and kitchen staff prepare food for the following day's lunch service. This is a great volunteer opportunity for people with experience in commercial kitchens, or for those who are considering a career in commercial kitchens.
Volunteers will be asked to:

  • Assist with a variety of food preparation tasks, including chopping vegetables and fruit, shredding meats, and arranging trays of baked goods.
  • Sort and organize incoming food donations.
  • Help with kitchen clean-up tasks.

Time: 2-4 hour shifts between 9am and 1pm are available Tuesday - Saturday

Commitment: One time and ongoing volunteers are welcome

Volunteers will attend an orientation and receive training on their first day of service.


  • Food Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers must be able to stand for two hours

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